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 Barn Buddies 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 adoption a horse, contact the ARL Barn Coordinator at or 515-473-9112.

A Lifetime Commitment
The decision to adopt a horse should not be made lightly. Make sure you consider the commitment before you bring a horse into your family!

How to Love Your Horse
Sharing your life with a horse can be a very rewarding experience. Learn more about the basic care and responsibilities you will have as a horse owner.

Avoiding Barn Fires
Preventing barn fires and being prepared in the event of a fire and literally mean the difference between life and death for your horses. Become knowledgeable and learn how to avoid this deadly disaster.

Disaster Preparedness
Like all animals, horses require consideration when it comes to preparing for disasters. Learn more about what you can do to prevent and prepare for disasters.

Natural Hoof Care
Find out why the ARL supports natural hoof care for horses.

Protect Your Horse
To keep your horse safe, follow these tips!

Looking to make your own horse treats? Try one of these recipes!

Recommended Readings:
"The Soul of a Horse: Life Lessons from the Herd" by Joe Camp
"Horse Owners Guide to Natural Hoof Care" by Jamie Jackson
"Making Natural Hoof Care Work for You" by Pete Ramey
"Founder: Prevention and Cure the Natural Way" by Jamie Jackson

Friends of the ARL
Field Day
Maffitt Lake Equestrian Center
Randy Hensley
Irish Run Farms
Monty Roberts
Stillwater Stables
Joe Camp
Prairie Moon Stables