Linn Creek, Mo

Missouri Forget Me Not  

Horse Rescue & Sanctuary

Adopt A Horse

Horses Available For Adoption

Morning Star is a beautiful 11 year old cremello quarter horse mare with striking blue eyes. (Cremello is a very light cream colored horse with light eyes and pink skin). She is a boss mare and she stands 14 hands tall.  She is a companion horse only.  The adoption fee is $800 to an approved home.

Romeo is a 7 year old sorrel Missouri Fox Trotter gelding, 15 hands tall, friendly and gentle.  Is not trained, but is a beautiful horse with lots of potential. He has completed his session with the trainer and has a "Companion Only" designation.   The adoption fee is $950 to an approved home.

Rubio is a light warmblood Anglo-Trakehner which are known for their “floating trot”. The breed is very athletic & trainable for dressage. Rubio is a 20 year old gelding and is 15.2 hands tall. He is very friendly and well mannered. He is currently being evaluated by the trainer for a refresher. His adoption fee is $1,000 to an approved home.

Sarge has been a roping horse all his life.He is a 26 year young sorrel quarter horse gelding standing at 16 hands.He is a very finished, easy riding horse.Come out and take him for a ride. His adoption fee is $1,000 to an approved home.

This is Fannie Mae: Fannie Mae is a pony that came to us this year severely foundered with hooves almost grown up to her knees. She has been trimmed several times and is now standing on her own with hooves that look normal. She is for adoption only to a home that would restrict her diet and would monitor her sugar and carb intake. She cannot be ridden,  just loved on and cared for! Her adoption fee is $250.00 or she available for sponsorship.
Bandit is a beautiful 16 yr. old Arabian cross gelding. He came in skinny, with bad feet and lots of trust issues. Bandit went to foster care and recovered beautifully! When his foster mom moved out of state, Bandit came back to the sanctuary. We don't know a lot about him except that he is a sweet boy who would love his very own forever home! The adoption fee is $400 to an approved home.

Hailey is a 4 year old paint X mare, stands 14 hands, ties, loads, backs out, stands for farrier, broke for trail riding.She is currently being trained for ranch riding skills and would make an awesome 4H project for an intermediate rider to finish her out.She is a flashy and quiet mover, soft and moves off leg ques.Anyone would be lucky to own this sweet mare.Her adoption fee is $1,500,a great Christmas Special!

Jebadiah is a 6 yr old mule gelding, 14.2 hands. He is just back from the trainer, stands tied, loads, just got his first set of shoes, stands to mount, soft mouthed, moves off leg pressure, backs and side passes. He is amazing!! Rides down the road on a loose rein, low head, confident and curious. Nice little slow trot. He is the first one to meet you in the pasture and is an "in your pocket" mule. He would make a wonderful trail partner! His adoption fee is $1200 with an approved adoption application. Won't last long!

Nellie Belle is a 6 year old Appy/TB, mare.She stands 14.2 hands, loads, backs out, stands tied and lunges like a dream.Loves, loves the trails.Donna has been working with her on Ranch Riding and she is fabulous at it.Walk, trots, canters on que, collects beautifully, and has a super soft mouth.She would make the best 4H project horse for any intermediate rider to finish her. Her adoption fee is $1200, and that is an awesome Christmas Special!!!

Amos is a 3 year old quarter horse cross. He just came back from the trainer. He is a pretty bay gelding, and he’s ready to start his new life as someone’s forever horse. Come by and see him and submit an adoption application.

Adoption Process

So often people think horses will fulfill our romantic notion of a magical connection between horse and human. But like all relationships, the connection between horse and human takes time and effort and patience and leadership and kindness and trustworthiness and a sense of humor and working through frustrations and mutual respect and unconditional love. Its not immediate gratification. Many people are blessed to have that bond with a horse. But horses sometimes have a different idea on how the relationship will go... in the beginning especially. Many horses have given their trust and respect to humans who just threw them away when they lost interest and time and time again, humans have proven to be untrustworthy.  So it may take time to prove that you are different.  Sometimes they are grumpy... unwilling... difficult.. and more than once you may wonder what the heck you were thinking. But if you don't give up and earn their trust and respect, you will eventually be rewarded with a true partner and soul mate. Not a perfect partner... not a perfect soul mate but that imperfect, wonderful magic that everyone wants. So accept the challenge of a horse relationship with realistic expectations. Be willing to work for it. Don't blame the horse... just seek to understand and love them. It'll be worth it.

Step 1 - Meeting your horse

After visiting our sanctuary or viewing them on Facebook or the web, and deciding which horse/mule is the one for you, an Application for Adoption must be completed.   We ask several questions to help us make sure that you and your prospective ‘new’ horse are a good fit.    

If your application is approved… Adoption Contract is required.  This extensive, binding contract is a safeguard for both the Adopter, the horse and the Sanctuary.    A copy of our Adoption Application and Adoption Contract is available on this web page.  Before you call the rescue on a particular horse, please complete and submit an Adoption Application listing the horse(s) you are interested in.  This helps us make sure we are fielding calls from people who are truly interested in adopting.

Step 2 - Complete the Application     

FMNHR takes the application process very seriously.  We are committed to finding the right human for each horse.  We want your adoption to be a positive experience and the questions we ask are geared toward understanding your horse experience and helping you select the perfect equine partner.  This careful, thoughtful process will help ensure a rewarding relationship for both you and your horse.  Submitting an application does not guarantee or hold any horse.  All horses are considered available until the Adoption Fee is paid.

Step 3 - Adoption Contract  

Once you have met your potential new horse and your application has been approved, we will work closely with you to make sure you have all the resources in place for a smooth transition for your new horse.  We'll do everything we can to ensure you have the support you need to enjoy your new horse and begin building the relationship that all horse lovers dream of.  The adoption contract has been developed to protect the horse.  Your horse will never again be subjected to abuse, neglect or hunger.  Horse abuse and neglect is at epidemic levels across the nation.  It's overwhelming to see such need and know that we can't save them all.  But your willingness to bring your new horse into your family will allow us to rescue other horses in need and we cannot thank you enough for your generosity and willingness to make a difference in the life of this horse. Click Here to View Adoption Contract


We will be adding more horses as they become available.  These horses are looking for that special forever home.  Please help us help these horses and check back soon!

Please keep in mind that these horses are not free.  While we don't try to "make money" on any of our horses, we do need to recoup some of the cost associated with caring for them.  We have vet bills, worming, trimming, vaccinations, supplements, hay, grain... the list goes on and on.  While it would be great to be able to give these horses away, we would have to close our doors to other horses in need because we would lose hundreds of dollars on each horse.  

Thank you for your understanding and support.

For more information on our current available horses, please contact us at 573-216-3838 or email us at