We are unable to accept your horse at this time.
Swingin' D is a small, all-volunteer operation with limited space and shelter. Because we have taken in so many unwanted horses that will never find homes, we are financially and physically unable to accept additional horses that are not likely to be adopted.
Adopters looking for "the perfect horse" come to us with a list of preferences: Calm, well trained, ready to ride and in good physical condition. The sad fact is that imperfect horses, through no fault of their own, fill kill pens throughout the country, and provide a steady stream of meat to processing plants in Mexico and Canada.
Owners can make their horses more desirable (and less likely to be slaughtered) by investing time and money into routine care, socializing and training the horse to lead a productive life.
We understand very well how expensive horses are. We pay $2,500 per year (minimum, each) for horses no one will ever want. We know that not everyone has the time to devote to caring for a horse.
To accept your horse into our surrender program, we would need to provide extraordinary resources for veterinary, farriery or training. If you agree to sponsoring the horse's expenses for six months, we may be able to find space with a foster or boarding facility until it's fit for adoption.
If your horse is unadoptable because it cannot be ridden, we can post him or her on our website and social media as a companion horse.