Out of a dozen Rescues in NE, this is the only one that I could find that published their rules on adopting....
After the initial review is completed, an inspector will be assigned to conduct the on-site inspection of the applicant’s property. The inspector will verify that all the animals on the property are properly cared for, and the property is safe for the equine to be adopted. If the equine will be boarded elsewhere, the inspector will interview the owner of the boarding facility and notify them that the equine will be continue to be owned by the Shelter for the initial 2 years of the Adoption Agreement. If the adopter fails to pay boarding fees, abandons the animal, or otherwise neglects his/her responsibilities with respect to the equine, the Shelter is to be notified immediately.
I will note that almost all of the others I found charged from 50.00 to 250.00 for adopting a rescue, while a few charged more than that is was because they out the Horse thru an extensive training program for riding and ground manners.
Me thinks this Epona Rescue place is wacko with all their rules
Sure I agree an Initial visit and maybe a follow up visit 3 months later to make sure the new home is good for the Horse, but 2 years of not owning the Horse and the harassment for 2 years????? Sorry, that is a bit much....