Though we focus on finding riding homes for our adopted horses, mares accepted and donated into our program could be bred beyond our control at some point in their life after being adopted. If you would like to make sure this will never happen to your donated mare, you can have her spayed before donating her into our program. Once they are cleared post surgery to be able to be ridden they may come into the program at that time. The average cost of this is $1,500-$2,000 all inclusive, plus some minor post surgery lay up care. Feel free to request a list of contacts of equine hospitals that can perform this surgery for you.
If you cannot afford to do this and absolutely want to be sure your mare is never bred, we greatly recommend looking into a permanent retirement program that does not adopt out the mares to other owners, but instead houses them for the life of the horse. You may also look into private boarding care facilities where you can pension the mare and pay for her care during her life. Feel free to ask for some referrals of these type of programs.