Available to Adopt

When you adopt a horse, you’re saving two lives. The first life is the horse you’ve added to your family. And the second is the horse who can now enter our adoption program.

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Total Adoptions in 2017: 4 Horses!

Please CONTACT US with any questions you may have. You can also check our WAITING IN THE WINGS page for incoming horses. For training updates please see our Facebook page.

We strive to provide all adopters with honest descriptions of each horse and do our best to find the perfect match for both human and horse.

One of the joys of adopting a retired Standardbred is that they’ve already done it all! These horses have had years of training, so they don’t typically require any additional work in leading, tying, grooming, standing for the vet and farrier, and clipping. They’re also accustomed to new sights, sounds and smells. Plus just about all of our Standardbreds are ready for carriage driving and they are quick to take on a rider.
Adoption fees range from $300-$800 depending on the level of training, age, soundness and potential of the horse. Prior to adoption you must fill out an interest application and schedule an appointment to see the horse. We follow a right of first refusal and do not hold horses unless the proper paperwork is filled out. Should you continue with the adoption we ask that you fill out an adoption contract and provide references. There is also a home check for the barn where the horse will be stabled. After adoption yearly vet checks are required to be emailed or mailed to us per our adoption contract. Please contact us for more detailed information.

See a horse you are interested in adopting? Fill out an adoption application HERE, fill in the FORM BELOW or EMAIL US at sunshinehorsesinc@gmail.com.


Currently Available Horses

Big Bad Max

Wild Honey Pie

Defying The Odds

Mt. Majesty


TL Six Shooter



Dancing Louisa

Young Dynamite

Whiskey Walt

B Rustler



Book Classics

Clos Pegase

Dave Panlone

Firefly Sassy

Duke of Wellington

Modest Mouse


My Irish Molly

Allamerican Chief

Peripheral Vision

Devil’s Bargain