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With many horses in need of homes, adoption is often an attractive alternative to buying; however, it requires a serious human commitment. Adoption is not the right choice for everyone, but those considering adoption have plenty of options from retired racehorses to wild horses and everything in between.
Any horse entering a new environment will go through a transitional period, which is magnified when that horse is an adopted animal. Maybe he suffered abuse, starvation, and neglect and needs a great deal of TLC.