Roving Reporter | Rockport Horse Rescue Closes its Door After Helping So Many

"It is with great sadness that we inform everyone that Rockport Horse Rescue (RHR) will be closing its gates. We have had some great years and helped many horses find new and loving forever homes. To all of you that have opened their homes and hearts to adopt one of the horses from RHR, we would kindly ask you to share a picture in the comments.

We want to take this time to thank those volunteers, friends and family that made this such a wonderful place to be every single day. We have truly been blessed with the horses that have crossed our paths and the people with big hearts that adopted them.

While this has not been an easy decision for our family, we are in a position where John's business is taking us to another state and operating a rescue absentee is just not feasible. We have 11 horses and one gelded Donkey up for adoption. If you are interested in adopting, please come on by. We will be open from 3 pm to 6 pm Thursday thru Sundays for all interested until all horses are re-homed. If these days and hours do not work with your schedule, please send a private message here or call 361-205-0943 and we will try and work something out.

We were certain some questions would come up so we will address those we anticipate. Feel free to ask any others.

Q. How long will you remain open?
A. We are expecting 6 to 8 weeks.

Q. What are the ages of the horses available? Are they all rideable?
A. Ages 1 year to 12 years. There are Mares, Fillies and Geldings available. Some are broke to ride, some are green broke and some are too young to have been broke.

Q. Are they registered?
A. Some are registered AQHA or APHA and those will be discussed only with those who come in person to visit.

Q. Can anyone come adopt a horse?
A Yes, but the same requirements for adoption are still in place regarding acreage, # of animals, home visit and a few other qualifying details.

Q. Can I have a free horse?
A. No, there is no such thing as a free horse. You must be willing and able to pay an adoption fee. Our expenses in caring for the horses continue even though we are closing.

Q. What are the adoption fees?
A. The fee varies on the horse and its training level. Fees will be discussed with individuals once you have chosen a horse of interest based on your needs. Minimum adoption fee is $250.00.

Q. Can you deliver a horse?
A. Yes, but within certain mileage and for a delivery fee.

Q. Can you send me pictures and info on all of the horses available?
A. No, we would love to but, we haven't the time to send every individual that responds additional pictures and info on every horse, we will however take time to show you the horses and tell you everything we can about each horse if you schedule a time to show up in person.

Q. I want a specific horse can you hold it for me?
A. No, sorry we can not hold a horse for anyone. If interested in a horse it will be first come (first approved home) that will be able to adopt. We can hold a horse for three days after adoption process is complete.

Q. Can I call you about the horses?
A. Yes you can at 361-205-0943.

Horses up for adoption along with a few of our personal horses that are also available are pictured.


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