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What are some tips for finding draft horses for adoption?

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Draft horses are available for adoption through specialist sanctuaries such as Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue. They are also available through pet adoption websites, such as Adopt a Pet.

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Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue offers horses that have been saved from slaughter, abuse and neglect for adoption. This service is ideal for facilities looking to rehome draft horses as trail and schooling horses. Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue considers adoptions within a 4-hour radius of its location in Mount Airy, Maryland, as determined by GPS. The rescue has a number of requirements for potential adopters, such as a preadoption meet and greet.

Adopt a Pet has a search facility that returns profiles of animals available for adoption. This search covers draft horses. The animal profiles include a photo plus information on location and personality, along with an assessment of whether the horse is unstarted, rideable or companion, to help find a horse suitable for the needs of the facility looking to adopt.

Draft horses are also available on Equine Now. Searching through this site returns results, which can be filtered by location, breed, color, skills and disciplines, height range, age range and price range. It's also possible to look for horses by state.

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