Second Chance Ranch

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. works to rescue horses from cases of neglect and/or abuse. When these horses are ready, they will become available for adoption. All of the horses we adopt out have been vaccinated and wormed, and have had any necessary dental or medical care. To view the horses currently ready for adoption at the ARL, click here. PLEASE NOTE that the ARL does not adopt out any animal to be used for food or research. All horses and farm animals adopted from the ARL are to be adopted as pets. This provision in our adoption contract is strictly enforced. For more information on fostering or adopting a horse, contact the ARL Barn Coordinator at or (515) 473-9112.

ARL Second Chance Ranch & Arena

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The arena is available to rent. We have previously hosted 4H clubs, saddle clubs, and others. The arena is available for open riding upon request. Please contact or (515) 473-9112 for more information and fees.

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Horse Adoption Requirements
Horse Adoption Form
Rescue Ranch Foster Application
Horse Activity Authorization and Consent
Equine Release and Hold Harmless Agreement
Parent or Legal Guardian Additional Idemnification


See a list of articles with general information about adopting and caring for a horse, here.

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