Transform a Life Through Your Love and Support SPONSOR A HORSE: YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

If you are passionate about horses but can’t commit to full-time care, our horse sponsorship program is a perfect way to make a meaningful impact. For just $100 a month, or $50 as a co-sponsor, you can provide essential care, including feed, shelter, and veterinary services. This opportunity is open to everyone, from individuals to businesses, who wish to help a horse heal and thrive.


Sponsoring is easy: select a horse from our gallery, click “DONATE,” and include the horse’s name with your donation. Your support contributes to their rehabilitation and ensures a brighter, healthier future.

FIND YOUR FOREVER FRIEND

Adopting a Horse:
Your New Companion Awaits

Embarking on the journey of adopting a rescue horse from Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary is both a noble and heartwarming decision. We are dedicated to ensuring each horse finds a forever home filled with love and care. First, applicants must be over 21 and recognize the need for equine companionship.
*FIRST, APPLICANTS MUST BE OVER 21 AND RECOGNIZE THE NEED FOR EQUINE COMPANIONSHIP.*

Our adoption process includes:

A detailed application Manual

A personal visit to bond with potential horses

A home inspection to confirm a suitable environment

ONGOING SUPPORT POST-ADOPTION TO ENSURE A SEAMLESS TRANSITION FOR YOU AND YOUR NEW COMPANION
If one of our horses captures your heart, begin your journey by filling out an application. Let’s create enduring bonds and joyful memories together.

BANDIT

ADOPTABLE & SPONSORABLE

BREED: APPALOOSA
Gender: Gelding
BIRTHDAY: 4/19/96
Color: Bay ROAN W/ BLANKET
Intake date: 12/5/21
SUITABILITY: COMPANION ONLY
ADOPTION FEE: $1000

BENJI

SPONSORABLE

BREED: THOROGHBRED
GENDER: GELDING
HEIGHT: 16.3 HANDS
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/10
COLOR: BAY
INTAKE DATE: 8/26/21

CHARLIE

SPONSORABLE

BREED: THOROGHBRED
GENDER: GELDING
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/98
COLOR: SORREL
INTAKE DATE: 7/18/04

CHILI PEPPER

ADOPTABLE & SPONSORABLE

BREED: APPALOOSA
GENDER: MARE
HEIGHT: 13.2
BIRTHDAY: 7/24/10
COLOR: RED ROAN
INTAKE DATE: 8/14/22
Suitability: Companion Only
Adoption Fee: $1000

DAKOTA

SPONSORABLE

BREED: PAINT 
GENDER: GELDING
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/99
COLOR: SORREL & WHITE
INTAKE DATE: 3/8/2002

DAPHINE

SPONSORABLE

BREED: MINI DONKEY 
GENDER: JENNY
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/95
COLOR: BROWN
INTAKE DATE: 1/1/05

DREAMER

SPONSORABLE

BREED: QUARTER HORSE
GENDER: GELDING
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/96
COLOR: SORREL
INTAKE DATE: 1/29/17

ECHO

SPONSORABLE

BREED: GRADE
GENDER: MARE
BIRTHDAY: N/A
COLOR: BROWN
INTAKE DATE: 1/29/17

ELLA

SPONSORABLE

BREED: THOROUGHBRED
GENDER: MARE
HEIGHT: 18 HANDS
BIRTHDAY: 4/7/14
COLOR: BAY
INTAKE DATE: 8/14/22

ELVIS

SPONSORABLE

BREED: STANDARD DONKEY
GENDER: JOHN
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/05
COLOR: BROWN
INTAKE DATE: 12/1/05

GRACIE

SPONSORABLE

BREED: MUSTANG
GENDER: MARE
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/98
COLOR: BAY
INTAKE DATE: 6/6/07

GYPSY

ADOPTABLE & sponsorable

Breed:appendix
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.2
birthday:2/22/01
Color: Sorrel
Intake date: 3/30/08
Suitability: Companion only
Adoption fee: $1000

HOUSTON

sponsorable

Breed: MUSTANG CROSS
Gender: GELDING
birthday: 10/6/09
Color: BAY
Intake date: 10/6/09

LACEY

sponsorable

Breed: QUARTER HORSE/ARABIAN cross
Gender: mare
birthday: 3/7/97
Color: sorrel
Intake date: 10/16/22

LEXI

ADOPTABLE & sponsorable

Breed: ANDALUSIAN
Gender: mare
birthday: 1/1/95
Color: GRAY
Intake date: 1/17/18
Suitability: Companion only
Adoption fee: $1000

NOVA

sponsorable

Breed: MORGAN CROSS
Gender: mare
birthday: 1/1/00
Color: BAY
Intake date: 7/24/04

PENELOPE

sponsorable

Breed: GRADE
Gender: mare
birthday: 1/1/96
Color: SORREL
Intake date: 7/15/07

QUINN

sponsorable

Breed: oldenburg
Gender: gelding
birthday: 1/1/92
Color: SORREL
Intake date: 10/16/22

SAVANNAH

adoptable & sponsorable

Breed: Trueblood
Gender: Mare
birthday: 1/1/00
color: Bay
Height: 14.3
Intake date: 2/7/13
Suitability: Companion only
Adoption fee: $1000

SEGAN

sponsorable

Breed: oldenburg
Gender: gelding
birthday: 1/1/11
color: black
Intake date: 8/16/22

SCUTTER

sponsorable

Breed: STANDARDBRED CROSS
Gender: gelding
birthday: 4/5/08
color: BAY
Intake date: 4/5/08

SUNNY

sponsorable

Breed:MORGAN CROSS
Gender: gelding
birthday: 1/1/00
color: BAY
Intake date: 3/12/22

TANGO

SPONSORABLE & ADOPTABLE

BREED: PASO CROSS
Gender: Gelding
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/03
Height: 14 HANDS
Intake date:10/11/13
COLOR: BAY
Suitability: Ridable – with training
Adoption fee: $1000

TONKA

SPONSORABLE & ADOPTABLE

BREED:QUARTER HORSE
GENDER: GELDING
Height: 15 hands
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/07
Color: Bay
Intake date: 4/17/2021
Suitability: Companion Only
Adoption Fee: $1000

BUTTERSCOTCH

SPONSORABLE

BREED:QUARTER HORSE
GENDER: GELDING
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/97
Color: PALOMINO
Intake date: 8/8/22

NIKKI

SPONSORABLE

BREED: GRADE
GENDER: MARE
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/96
Color: BAY
Intake date: 3/12/22

MONTANA

SPONSORABLE

BREED: QUARTER HORSE
GENDER: GELDING
BIRTHDAY: 1/1/00
Color: palomino
Intake date: 1/22/15

Support
Our Mission

Support Sixteen Hands Horse Sanctuary in our mission to rescue and care for horses in need. Your generous donations fuel our efforts and make a real difference. Join us in creating a safer, loving future for these majestic animals.

Bandit's Information

Adoption Fee: $1000

Hi, Im Bandit

Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Gelding
Birth Date: 04/19/1996
Color: bay roan w/ blanket
Intake date: 12/05/2021
Suitability: Companion only

HERE IS WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:

Bandit and his companion needed a new home due to his former owners health issues. She could no longer take care of them properly and sought our help. Bandit is a big personality in a gorgeous package. He lost his left eye before he came here due to an infection that damaged the eye beyond help. The lack of an eye doesn’t slow him down at all. He’s a confident chunk of horse and loves to have his butt and his belly scratched. Oh, and he loves food, it’s very cute to see him make a bee line for his hay cubes, just don’t get in the way! In his glory days Bandit was a team penning horse and loved to go out on the trail.

Chili Pepper's Information

Adoption Fee: $1000

Hi, Im Chili Pepper!

Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Mare
Height: 13.2 hands
Birthday:07/24/2010
Color: Red Roan
Intake date: 8/14/2022
Suitability: Companion Only

HERE IS WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:

Hello there! My name is Chili and I am a very friendly horse. However, I do have a tendency to be a bit bossy. So, I need someone who is friendly but firm to keep me in check. I get along well with other horses and could be a great companion for your existing horse. Or, if you prefer, one of my pasture mates could come along with me.

You may want to know that I have a condition called DSLD, which means that I cannot be ridden due to weak ligaments in my back legs. But don’t worry, I am not in any pain and can run and play like any other horse.

I am quite easy to maintain, too! I only require a small amount of feed to balance out my vitamins and minerals due to my slow metabolism. I go into a stall to eat my breakfast, but I spend most of my time out in the pasture grazing on hay or socializing with my favorite humans.

Thank you for considering me as your new family member.

GYPSY's Information

Adoption Fee: $1000

Hi, Im GYPSY!

Breed: Appendix
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.2
Birthday: 02/22/2001
Color: Sorrel
Intake date: 03/30/08
Suitability: Companion only

HERE IS WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:

Hi, I’m Gypsy, also known as Caroline’s Secretariat, and I come from a long line of famous racehorses. Despite my distinguished lineage, my true charm lies in my sweet temperament. I adore people, food, and being groomed. Although I haven’t been trained for riding, I’m still valuable as a companion for another equine friend. With no health issues, I’m halter trained and easy to groom, bathe and load. However, I’m looking for an experienced owner who uses relationship-based horsemanship to help me achieve my full potential.

Please consider giving me a forever home full of love and attention!

Yours truly,
Gypsy

Lexi's Information

Adoption Fee: $1000

Hi, Im Lexi!

Breed: Andalusian X
Gender: Mare
Birth Day: 01/01/1995
color: gray
Intake date: 01/172018
Suitability: Companion only

HERE IS WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:

Lexi was surrendered by her former owner due to their diagnosis of a terminal illness. The family was also going to lose their home. She came to the sanctuary with her buddy Lincoln (who has since been adopted). Lexi has allergies and probably has been dealing with them for a while. Her ears have hardened cartilage presumably from rubbing them for so long. She is currently being treated with medication to control the sensitivity to bug bites, but it can also be treated with topicals and soothing baths to keep her comfortable. Lexi loves to be groomed by her favorite volunteers. You will usually see her with a fly mask on to keep the bugs out of those cute ears.

savanna's Information

Adoption Fee: $1000

Hi, Im savanna!

Breed: True Blood
Gender: Mare
Height:14.3 hands
Birthday: 01/01/2000
color:bay
Intake date:02/07/2013
Suitability: Companion only

HERE IS WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:

Hello there, I’m Savannah, I’m only 24-years-old and the lead mare in my herd. I am a very confident girl and have mastered the basics of leading, bathing, and having my hooves trimmed. But I know I am capable of so much more than that. I believe I can be a wonderful partner to someone who understands me. Once I trust and respect you, I will give you the world. If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an application through the link below. 

I’d love to have a person of my own to spoil me a go on adventures.

Tango's Information

Adoption Fee: $1000

Hi, Im Tango!

Breed: paso cross
Gender: Gelding
Birth Date: 01/01/2003
color: Bay
Intake: 10/11/13
Ridable – with additional training

HERE IS WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:

Tango is small but mighty. He is best buds with Penelope and Nova. Hardee county sheriff’s office called to see if we could help two horses that were being neglected. Tango and another horse were both tied to separate trees with no access to food, hay or water. Tango was in a grass and weed filled area so he faired better than his companion, who was severely emaciated. Within 6 months both were back up to a healthy weight and learning to trust again. Now Tango is happy in his herd of 6 other horses. He’s a sweet guy but can be opinionated so needs a confident fair leader in his new person. He has been ridden a few times but needs someone to finish the training.

Tonka's Information

Adoption Fee: $1000

Hi, Im Tonka!

Breed: quarter horse
Gender: gelding
Height: 14.2 Hands
Birthday:01/01/2007
Color: bay
Intake date: 04/17/2021
Suitability: Companion only

HERE IS WHAT MY FRIENDS SAY ABOUT ME:

Hi I’m Tonka, nice to meet you!

I am a good boy, I like being groomed, and get along well with other horses, both boys and girls. I have a condition called DSLD, Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disease. It means the ligaments in my back legs are weak and stretch too far so I cannot be ridden. I am not in pain and can run and play like a normal horse. I’d make a great companion for a horse you already have or I’m sure one of my pasture mates would love to come with me:-) I enjoy getting hosed off in the summer, stand well for the farrier, and I don’t mind getting in a trailer. I go into a stall to eat my breakfast in the morning and then spend the rest of my time out with my buddies or hanging out with my favorite humans. I currently eat free choice grass hay out in the pasture (stalling me would not be good for my ligaments or mental fitness.)

Thanks for considering me as a family member.

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