Virtual Horse Adoption

No Barn. No Land. No Horse Experience? You Can Still Sponsor a Horse VIRTUALLY


Sponsor a HorseIf circumstances don’t make it possible for you to physically adopt a horse, you can still help by virtually adopting/sponsoring one of our rescue horses, especially one that has been abused, neglected,  or a wild horse that have been captured by the BLM Wild Horse Bureau and/or the U.S. Forest Service. 

With a Virtual Adoption you are offering a horse who may have had a poor start in life the chance to be rehabilitated and find a new home.

Rehabilitation can be a long and costly process,  

Your Sponsorship helps us give them the special care, feed, rehabilitation and training they deserve.


How Do I Virtually Adopt a Horse?

Scroll down the page and choose a horse you would like to virtually adopt, then click the orange link that says “I would like to Sponsor…”. This will take you to our payment gateway. You will receive an email confirming your virtual adoption, and more information about your chosen horse. You also will receive:

  • A Picture of Your Virtually Adopted Horse
  • A Canham Farm Horse Rescue T-Shirt
  • And Perhaps Most Important Knowing that You Have Changed the Life of One Animal for the Better!

How Much Does it Cost?

You can virtually adopt a horse from Canham Farm Horse Rescue for as little as $25 per month or $200 annually.

What if my Chosen Horse is Re-Homed?

If your virtually adopted horse is re-homed or adopted we will notify you immediately and ask if you would like to virtually adopt another horse or, if not, cancel your payment.

The Horses Below are Currently Available for Virtual Adoption or Adoption. If you can’t find a suitable horse on this page you are welcome to contact us on 831-588-5198 or visit our contact page

Willow – An 11 Year-old Mustang Who Once Participated it Some Type of Mustang Competition

Born in 2013 after a BLM Roundup, Willow was held at Ridgecrest Corrals until (we believe) she was either part of the TIP program or at least some competition involving prize money for training a wild horse in 100 days. This is what we have been told and we cannot verify it at the moment. Willow has been passed around a lot, been to trainer after trainer and ended up at the SPCA in Monterey. But here’s the problem: we believe that at some point Willow has had some rough treatment likely using a Natural Horsemanship method – a method that when overdone can cause over de-sensenitisation.

Although kind and gentle Willow has some emotional problems when it comes to humans. When she first came to us, we were told the handlers could not pick up her feet, could not be haltered, and it had taken three people to halter her for the vet to sedate her, one person to hold her halter, one person to feed cookies, and the vet to give her the shot. Unfortunatly, the handlers gave up and called it a day. Please bear in mind that we have not had any major difficulties with Willow. Yes she was scared and would tremble, she is uncomforble picking her back feet up but we are working with her.

After just over a month with us, Willow is now meeting us at the gate and popping her head into the halter, no longer trembles, ands now allowing us to lift her feet. Willow is a very pretty horse with soft eyes and the longest eyelashes. She has fitted into our herd nicely, and it would be wonderful if we could get sponsors to cover the cost of her care.

Virtually Adopt Willow


Jamul (pronounced Ja-maal) an Unhandled Colt from a Livestock Auction in Arizona


Sêrif a New Owner Reliquished Mare Who is In Need of Some TLC


Sėrif is our latest rescue intake. She came to us as an owner relinquish and just a tad skinny. She also has/had stiffness in her neck and perhaps poll issues – we are waiting for the horse chiropractor to evaluate her. On her intake vet check it was discovered that although she is only 16 her teeth have been neglected and she is unable to chew hay properly. We have since put her on pelleted feed and she is starting to thrive. She is a little wary but is getting better every day. Here I am using the “Mirror Method” to try and encourage her to latch on to me. Update: the chiropractor came to see Sêrif and it was discovered that some ribs, spine, hips and poll were out of line. The poll has likely been causing her a headache for a very long time. 


Virtually Adopt Sêrif


ZiZi the Connemara Pony


I am approximately 13.2 hands. I was confiscated from my original owner in Santa Clara County. I have had one foal, Cupid, who has been adopted. I was very jumpy and scared at times because I have some bad memories. I am available for virtual adoption so I can be cared for while I am being rehabilitated, re-trained. I am learning to trust humans again.

Virtually Adopt ZiZi 


Sunset the Mischief Maker

Well, hello everyone. My name is Sunset and I fancy myself as quite the comedian. I like to play tricks on Julia and the volunteers by turning on light switches, undoing stall doors, tipping up my grooming bin, and much, much, more. I’m pretty much a permanent resident here.  Julia and Malia ride me and I get lots of attention. My best friend is Dirty Harry but he was adopted so now my bestie is ZiZI. I’m told I am an Arabian/Saddlebred cross, and that I am a registered half-Arabian. I don’t really care about that.  I just love to be fed, groomed and loved on. I’d like to be Virtually Adopted so I’ll feel more loved than I already am!

Virtually Adopt Sunset


The Wild One – Cleo
I was rounded up from the Modoc National Forest in California, I am a Wild One. I am about 9 or 10 year’sold.  
I used to be quite nervous and scared at times butI am being fed and looked after and am learning thathumans can be nice. So nice, that I like to get as closet o them as possible. Caring for me is expensive so if you would be interested in virtually adopting me I would appreciate it very much.

Please sponsor willow, the mustang

Virtually Adopt Cleo



Captured Devil’s Garden Wild Horse – Ruby Tuesday
I was rounded up by the US Forest Service and taken from my family. I’ve found it hard to adjust to domestic life but I am slowly letting the humans pet me — I even let them get the tangles out of my mane. I can be haltered, lead, groomed, tied and we are working on me accepting a bareback pad. I have also been working on trust in the round-pen and get fed lots of hay and a little grain. I can pick my feet up for the farrier, love to be groomed and especially like to roll in the dirt. Please virtually adopt me so Canham Farm can afford my care.



Virtually Adopt Ruby

Maya the Mustang Yearling – Adopted

Rounded up from a reservation in Nevada, I am a Mustang almost 2-years-old (pictured on the right next to my now adopted friend Cheyenne). I am lucky to be alive. Untouched by human hands, and now at Canham Farm Horse Rescue in Scotts Valley, volunteers are working tirelessly to build my trust and eventually help me become a wonderful human companion. I am nervous and shy but I’m told I’m  as cute as two buttons! Please virtually adopt me. Just click subscribe in the box below. Thank you!


Clara the Thoroughbred Filly – Adopted


Clara is a flashy dark bay thoroughbred filly that was seized by Animal Control and came to our rescue completely green. At just over 2 years-old, she already stands at 16 hands high, and has more growing to come. She has progressed quickly, is eager to learn, and has the potential to be a very talented performance horse across many disciplines. 

She currently halters, leads, ties, trailers, and stands for the farrier. We foresee her going on to excel at dressage, hunter/jumper, cross country, and more. As Clara is young, she will require an experienced rider/trainer to start her under saddle when she is ready. This horse has amazing potential, and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes in the future.

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