Prospective owners can find free horses for adoption by searching through listings on Horse.com or DreamHorse.com. Many of these horses are up for adoption because their owners can't take care of them or because they have health or behavioral problems that are overly expensive to manage.
It is important to have a horse thoroughly examined before adopting it, even if the horse is free. Before adoption, prospective owners should already have the facilities and finances in place to care for the horse. Free horses are not always the best choice for first-time owners or green riders. Owners may require adopters to undergo screening.