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Horses for Sale in California

California Equine Classifieds and Classified Facebook Pages

Find your perfect horse in California

california horses for saleHorses for sale in California. No matter where you live in the western United States, horse purchase options are considerable since one of the world's largest horse populations resides in California. California hosts about 700,000 horses, and numerous equestrian events. With numerous horse ranches throughout the state, a large variety of hose breeds and training skill levels are available.

A Guide: Minimum Standards of Horse Care in the State of California

This guide is published by the State of California to clearly outline the State's minimum requirements for any person or organization taking care of horses. Failure to meet these requirements may result in the seizure of horses by government agencies.

Available Horses by Discipline

Horses may be found with all training levels and disciplines including All-Around, Barrel Racing, Breeding, Bucking Bronc, Calf Roping, Competitive Trail, Cutting, Draft, Dressage, Driving, Equitation. Endurance Riding, English Pleasure, Eventing, Field Trial, Five Gaited, Fox Hunting, Gaited, Halter, Harness, Hunter Hack, Hunter Under Saddle, Jumping, Mounted Shooting, Park, Pleasure Driving, Pole Bending, Polo, Racing, Ranch Work, Reining, Rodeo, Roping, Show, Team Penning, Team Roping, Trail, Western Pleasure, Working Cattle, Working Hunter, and Youth.

Horse Adoption in California

California horses are available for adoption at one of many California equine rescue organizations. These horses are evaluated by licensed rescue organizations and are deemed suitable for adoption in terms of health and temperament. Designated horses are available to be rehomed to qualified adopters at a small fee.

Legitimate horse rescue operations are organized as 501(c)3 Non-profit corporations and are licensed by the State of California. Before making donations or agreeing to adopting a horse, be sure to check the organization's credentials. Rescue operations listed here are legitimate non-profit corporations

California Coastal Horse Adoption

Since its inception, CCHR has given sanctuary to over 150 horses and ponies at its facility and has also helped to place over 600 equines in new homes through its adoption services and collaborative efforts with other rescues.

Red Bucket Equine Rescue

Our mission is to to save and rehabilitate horses, restore their trust in humankind, and find them safe, loving, permanent adoptive homes. Red Bucket is a quality long term horse rescue operation in Chino, CA and has saved hundreds of horses.

Auction Horse Rescue

Auction Horses Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit organization devoted to the rescue, rehabilitation, and networking of horses at low-end auctions throughout California. We rescue all breeds of horse, with an emphasis on Thoroughbreds ex-racehorses and broodmares. Horses are available for adoption.

Off-The-Track-Thoroughbreds (OTTB) Adoptions

Several horse rescue and rehabilitation organizations in California offer OTTB horses that are suited for second lives in the show ring or just as general use horses. These horses are available for adoption with a modest rehoming fees.

Canter USA - California

Browse listings of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses that are available for purchase or adoption.

Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue

SCTR is seeking loving, knowledgeable, safe and permanent homes for our horses. If you adopt one of our horses, you are making a lifetime commitment to that horse. If your circumstances change, and you can no longer care for the horse, it must come back to SCTR for re-adoption or retirement. All prospective homes for our thoroughbreds are subject to our screening and approval. Here is the sequence of steps you must take if you want to adopt one of our horses.

California Horse Breeders

Horse breeds available include Miniature Horses, Pony, Arabian, Morgan, Frisians, Quarter Horse, Warmblood, Gypsy Varner, Lusitano, Thoroughbreds, Connemara, Paso Fino, Percheron, Paint, Shire, Trakehner, Norwegian Fjord Horse, Oldenburg, Mustang, and more.

California has numerous horse breeders, including quarter horse breeders, Thoroughbred breeders, sport horse breeders, and numerous others. Search Facebook and Google by breed to find breeders that specialize in one or more different horse breeds.

Online Horse Auctions

Auctions are held strictly online and bidders must be prequalified and obtain a bidder number. Be sure to carefully review the conditions of each auction so you know your obligations and rights as a bidder.

Sport Horse Auctions

Thoroughbred Auctions

Equine Online Auction

Live Horse Auctions

Livestock auctions are held periodically throughout the state and many sell horses along with livestock. Many of the horses at the livestock auctions are on their last leg with kill pen buyers competing against horse rescue operations. Although there may be a diamond in the rough, probably not the best use of time for serious horse buyers.

BLM Horse and Burro Auctions

Bureau of Land Management wild horse and burro auctions. (Auction sites throughout the United States.)

California Horse Classifieds

Find thousands of horses offered for sale in one of California's many classified websites or Facebook pages. Several of the most dependable classified sites are listed here and provide a good place to start your research. You will get a good feel about what types of horses are available and at what price.

Dream Horse Classifieds

Horses for Sale in California

Dream Horse is a well-organized horse sales website with listings and photos for breeds of horses in all price ranges. Breeds include Paints, quarter horses, Morgans, Mustangs, Warmbloods, Arabs, thoroughbreds, Gypsys, and more.

Equine Now California

Classifieds Horses for Sale in California
EquineNow listing of horses for sale in Texas. Search by breed, discipline, price, and location.


Classified Listing of Horses for Sale in California
Over 10,000 listings of horses and ponies for sale including descriptions, pictures, videos, and owner contact information.

Horse Web Classifieds

Horses for Sale in California
Established in 1995, these classified ads are well proven for reliability and accuracy.

Horse Clicks Classifieds

Horses for Sale in California

Horse clicks classified listing of horses for sale in California. Well organized horse classifieds with pictures and seller contact information.

Equine.com Classifieds California

Horses for Sale in California.

Equine.com listing of horses for sale in California. Search by breed, discipline, price, and location.


California Horse Breeding Farms Directory. Not a comprehensive list.