Adoption and Foster Programs
Blue Rose Ranch is dedicated to the rescue, training, and care of horses. We have a variety of programs that provide care and opportunity for our horses, in order that they have a loving “forever” home.

Blue Rose Ranch Adoption Program
Blue Rose Ranch trains and rehabilitates horses to the end that they can be adopted to qualified persons who have qualified facilities. We are looking for “forever” homes for our horses, and it is important to our organization that adoptive owners consider the adoption as a commitment. Horses and potential owners are assessed and matched by our staff, and an adoption fee is required. The adoption fees do not necessarily correspond to the “value” of the horse. Age and training are considered when setting an adoption fee. Qualified horse owners recognize that fees to acquire a horse will be the least expensive part of horse ownership. All adoption fees are utilized to care for other horses at Blue Rose Ranch. Our staff will keep track of our adopted families to ensure that the horses are cared for and that their new owners are happy with the adoption.  Please see our “Adoptive Information” under “Ranch Forms” on this website.
Foster Adoption Program
Occasionally someone visits the Ranch and falls in love with one of our horses, but they live far from the Ranch or do not have facilities to keep a horse. Our Foster Adoption Program is a wonderful way for them to show their love for a horse and to support our organization. People agree to foster a horse, taking over some of the financial obligation required to care for a specific horse, but the horse stays at the Ranch where we provide the care. This frees up funds for Blue Rose Ranch to rescue other unwanted horses. Foster parents receive photos and updates on “their horse” and are encouraged to visit.  Please see our Foster Adoption Agreement under “Ranch Forms” on this website.

Sanctuary Program
The horses we sanctuary are usually older or have a permanent injury, are no longer rideable, and are often companion horses. They are our senior horse citizens. They usually arrive due to a situation such as catastrophic illness in a family, inability of the owner to physically or financially care for the horse, divorce, business failure, foreclosure on the horses’ home, etc. Blue Rose Ranch will care and provide a home for that horse for the rest of its natural life or until its merciful death, should it not be adopted as a companion horse.


Please contact us for more information about any of these programs.


​"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact 
with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit and freedom."
Sharon Ralls Lemon
 

Getting Involved

Y​our contributions, both financial and in-kind, are greatly appreciated and make the work at Blue Rose Ranch possible.  Financial integrity is of paramount importance to the Executive Directors of Blue Rose Ranch and our Board of Directors.  We are committed to making the highest and best use of donated resources in caring for horses. On behalf of Blue Rose Ranch and hundreds of unwanted horses that have been rescued and cared for by our organization, Thank You.


Th​ere are many ways for you to get involved:

Volunteers of all ages are important to fulfilling our mission.  The horses need the love and care volunteers provide to become the best horse they can be.  The horses at Blue Rose Ranch love to be with people. This is a testament to the work of our volunteers.  As a volunteer, you will be rewarded as you work with these amazing animals who win your heart – and you will win their hearts. Thank you for your service to the cause!  Please see our “Volunteer Handbook” under “MORE” on this website for more information.​

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  • Adopt a horse.
  • Foster a horse.
  • Donate the use of your professional skills, i.e. computer expertise, welding, machinery maintenance, etc.
  • Donate ranch or farm equipment.
  • Donate horse tack, feed, supplies.
  • Help us network with your contacts and interests.

Blue Rose Ranch is a travel destination.  We are located in southeast Colorado, and we enjoy having visitors.  Bring friends and family and immerse in the horse world. You will have opportunity to work with horses and some will want to take a ride.  Bring sleeves that can be rolled up, because you can also participate in the work at the ranch. Overnight guests will enjoy an Elegant Old West dinner and evening.  Of course, visitors will learn about our mission and importance of our cause. Many visitors become ambassadors for Blue Rose Ranch.
Contribute financially.  All contributions are tax deductible and made payable to Blue Rose Ranch, Inc.
Blue Rose Ranch, Inc.
30997 US Hwy 287
Springfield, CO 81073
[email protected]
303-796-7739

Note:  John and Cheryl Webb, the Founders and Directors of Blue Rose Ranch, Inc., receive no compensation from the operation of the Ranch or contributions.  It is a labor of love. 100% of all donations go directly to the care and rescue of unwanted horses.

What to do if you see or know a horse in need:  
Your first and best action is to call Blue Rose Ranch.  We are humane caring horse professionals that are networked throughout the State of Colorado to get immediate attention to the situation.  Please see our “Reporting a Horse Needing Help” under “MORE” on this website.