We need private, public or professional stables and facilities that will work with us to house and care for horses that are waiting for new homes.  We depend on fosters to provide the hands on expertise to help these animals thrive and get adopted. Safer pays for feed, trims and vet care.

What it takes to be a FOSTER HOME:
Foster care for a horse rescue can be VERY rewarding.  Seeing the changes in attitude and health; and hearing about the horses you helped as they make their way in new homes is a memory that really stays with you.

It does not have to be a permanent commitment  - to the horses or to the rescue.   Foster homes can choose to take a break or decide to drop out of the program. While fostering SAFER stays in contact always.

Over the last 7 years certain aspects of fostering have worked out best for SAFER and the horses. (Yes it has been that long!)  These are the things SAFER is looking for:

1. A Foster needs to love horses and have time to care for them and help evaluate their needs. They may be more needy than a well cared for and content horse like your own.
2. They need a quiet spot to detox and settle in. Fencing must be safe. Other horses around are great but new ones should have their own space for a while.
3. Foster must be willing to care for injuries and illness if necessary. It is not feasible for me or volunteers to travel around to all the fosters to do that work. Foster must also feed as per agreed upon with SAFER. Supplemental mash is often necessary for weight gain and nutritional deficiencies. Most often though - none of these are necessary.
4. Foster must be willing for potential adopters to come and see and ride the horses if applicable. The point of all of this is to find them those forever homes - ASAP!



So if you feel the presence of equine souls you are destined to meet and love...please consider being the home that allows them a second chance at life. It doesn't last forever - but the difference you make can.

Contact SAFER at regarding your interest in helping out.

     There is always the possibility that a horse will be one that actually works out in the context of your facility - or you will have clients that may be interested.  Remember many displaced horses are healthy and already trained! A NO BREEDING stipulation is mandatory and all stallions will be gelded before leaving SAFER.

Please read our Foster Application and Foster Agreement for your information.

Our Fosters


Green Vista Stables

Lisa and Ryan McElroy
Sarah O'Rourke and Golden Eagle Ranch