Fresh Start is always looking for good foster homes.
Foster guardians provide pasture, shelter, feed and daily care to a rescue horse or horses. They may choose to provide more: vaccinations, hoof care and so forth if the horse stays with them for a long term. It is the FSHR policy to have horses up-to-date on vaccinations, deworming and hoof care before being delivered to a foster home, UNLESS the foster home is standing by to receive a horse directly from rescue. In such cases FSHR and the foster family will work together to address the needs of the rescued horse.
Foster families should be prepared to accept visits to the horse from people who are interested in adopting. Fresh Start representatives will visit the horse periodically to ensure the horse is receiving appropriate care, and maintaining weight and condition, or to administer wormer, boosters, trims as needed.
For people who are thinking about buying a horse, know how to take care of one, but are not sure they are ready to make the commitment, fostering is one way to find out. Foster a rescue horse, and that is a horse you can enjoy while it stays with you. Many of our foster families end up adopting their foster horse.
Foster guardians must sign a volunteer waiver. There is a fostering agreement which will be posted soon.