Equine Surrender Policies

Under Texas Law

(Chapter 75 and 87 Civil Practice and Remedies Code)

an Equine Professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities

Owner Surrendered Horses

1. Surrendered horses are placed  in homes at our discretion. Please keep in mind that once you surrender a horse, it is now property of Riversong Ranch Rescue.  The owner no longer has rights or say in the horse's care or placement.

2. Surrender forms are required for all surrendered equine, as well as a horse info sheet. A surrender form permanently releases all ownership and rights of the equine to Riversong Ranch Rescue.

3.  When you surrender your animal to RRR, you have a peace of mind that the animal will be cared for and carefully placed in a forever home.  This is our service to you and the animals at Riversong Ranch Rescue. Due to that service and added  expense, we do require a surrender fee. (see below)

4. See further surrender requirements below.

Equine Surrender Requirements

Requirements for a horse surrendered:


If you are interested in surrendering a horse to Riversong Ranch Rescue,

please read the following carefully.


  1. There is a $300 surrender fee ($550 for studs), paid upon delivery.  Your donation will be met with a tax receipt.

  2. Owner must fill out an Information Sheet about said horse, with complete transparency of health and behavioral issues.

  3. The owner (person surrendering the horse) is responsible for transportation.

  4. Must be vaccinated and have a fresh negative coggins (with vet records)

  5. Must have health certificate from a veterinarian

  6. ALL known health concerns must be disclosed

  7. Must be sound! 

  8. Must be halter broke (if over 1 year old)

  9. NO aggression to towards humans

  10. NO dangerous or life threatening vices, on ground or under saddle

  11. Must be able to be safely housed with other horses, without disease and/or severe aggression issues.

  12. Horse will be briefly evaluated (at RRR) to determine if the horse passes all requirements including but not limited to the requirements listed. 

  13. Emaciated horses will be considered on a case by case basis, at our discretion.

Thank you for your understanding and  support.

These policies are subject to change at any time.

Riversong Ranch



501(c)3 Nonprofit Horse Rescue