Information for all potential buyers/adopters
Pre-purchase exams are welcome, at buyers expense. Some of our horses are previously vetted. Just ask.
*Out of State buyers
Hauling/Shipping - we can help with arrangements. Hauling at buyers expense.
Health certificate & Coggins - are required & arranged/handled by the Good Shepherd Ranch management when needed, but will be at buyers expense.
Folks interested in adopting will be required to fill out & send in (via email or mail) an Adoption/Match making application. Please email for application.
Any buyer or Adopter will be required to fill out a Purchase/Adoption agreement to final adoption or purchase.
Adoption program - Horses that are donated, given to us or on our Rescue/Rehabilitation program are automatically added to our Adoption program.
100% of the adoption fee's made will aid & help all other horses within the adoption program.
Sale Horses - Are personally & carefully selected Horses that we purchase with the intention to eventually sell. The profits made from the sale horses supplement & help aid our Equine adoption program as well as support the needs of the Ranch. This all make's it possible for us to continue to take in, afford, house & rehab any equine that come into our care.
*Trying / Meeting Horses - We would be happy to have you. Let us know who you would like to meet & we will schedule you in.
Tack - We have saddles & tack for you to use, unless you would prefer to use yours.
Helmet - Bring your helmet or one will be provided to you upon request.
Riding attire - Smooth soled footwear (preferably boots), proper & modest riding attire is required to ride or handle any of our equines.
Release - We will require a filled out & signed Release of Liability form. If under 18 must have legal guardian or parent sign release. *No exceptions* There is risk & liability with Horses in general, no matter where or when.
We are an equine facility - All activities on the Good Shepherd Ranch grounds are subject to the Equine Inherent Risk Law. AZ statue s 12-553. By your presence on our grounds you have indicated that you have accepted the limits of liability resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.
*Matching Horse & Human - We invest all of our love, skill, time & resources into every Equine we receive so it is extremely important to us that you have a well matched, happy partnership.
Please ask & take our advice for optimal match. Be 100% honest of your skill level, confidence level, & for what purpose your seeking an equine for. We can't guarantee a perfect union but we will certainly give it our best try.
*Read before Purchase - Please also note all horse purchases are final or as is. We will not refund horse adoptions or purchases under any circumstance. But, if you should have any behavioral problems from your Good Shepherd Horse, we are here to help. Most problems arise from handler error, environment, or feed but don't fret, we are here to aid you & your equine in any way we can. We do charge for "Help or tune up sessions" but glad to assist when available.
If horse is not registered we can not guarantee age or breed.
*After Purchase or Adoption - we expect good, safe, comfortable homes for all of our horses. If you adopted or purchased a horse from Good Shepherd & for any reason no longer can or want to care for that horse, we will at any time & for any reason accept that horse back into our care.