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Tensy is an 12 yr old, green TB mare, that stands 17 hands tall. I took her on as a project about 2 1/2 years ago shortly after my first horse passed. I was still in school and had the time to work with her during the week (She sat in a field most of her life, which is why she is still green). Her training was going well until we had a trailering accident last October (2012). Tensy reared, flipped, and fractured her withers and was out of work for almost a year. After having surgery at the NJ Equine Clinic, she is now fully healed and rideable. However, with my full time work schedule and student loans/bills, I realize that I no longer have the time to work with her or money to keep her. This isn't a story of neglect or malnutrition, but certainly a story of a horse looking for a new home with someone experienced, that has the time and money to spend on building her back to the horse she was.
She is a STUNNING horse. While she does have her flaws (pigeon-toed and surgery scars) she is a beautiful mover with a kind heart that needs someone patient to work step by step with her.
Please contact me if you are interested in offering Tensy a home.
Allison's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Desi is a Standardbred mare looking for a companion home. About 4 or 5 years ago her owner 'rescued' (bought) her from a breeder who was just going to sell her directly to slaughter. Nicole says: "My intent was to try to find her a 'forever' home. At the time I was riding and actively involved with my horses, etc. She is a very pretty standardbred, black, with curly mane and tail. She got along great in my mixed herd of mares and geldings, and minis. She liked to be groomed and was pretty quiet. However, I have since just about stopped riding. Last year I had a baby, and my husband has been taking care of my horses for me (they are in my backyard). He is not a horse person. Unfortunately, due to lack of attention, the mare has been getting spooky and my husband just does not have the experience to work through it. At this time, I cannot bring the baby into the barn to work with her. Unfortunately she is not riding sound so is companion-only. With some attention Desi can get back to being easy to work around again.
Please contact Nicole if you are interested in offering Desi a home: email@example.com
I purchased Magic in Oct. 2012. He is about 8 years old and 13.2 hh. Although I purchased him as a kid safe pony, he does have some under saddle issues that need to be worked through by a competent rider/trainer.
He's got good ground manners - He is great for the front feet to be trimmed and picked up, the back is just minor shuffling and body shoving to see if he can get away with it. Great for grooming and bathing..... my daughter helps with both. Tolerates tacking well. Will lunge, hates the whip (so I do not use it). Moves off with just opening arm, turns easily and w/t on voice commands. He comes when I whistle or call his name, even if he is turned out with the other horses. He is ok for the vet & has had his teeth done. He is missing half of his left eyelid as well, the vet said it looked like an old injury, but he has no visual impairments that they told me.
Now the issue: He was listed as kid safe, from a lesson program and good for pony rides. He will give a pony ride but if he gets nervous will buck and bucks off anyone who tries to ride him. I have tried for over a year, the vets (two separate opinions) say he is sound and no reason he should be behaving as he is. He has bucked off and kicked two trainers. I really need a pony for my daughter and need a good home for Magic.
He does have a playful side and if I am standing at the fence talking to someone he will come up behind be and throw his head over my shoulder. He would make a great companion....he's an easy keeper and goes barefoot. He lives in a back yard with just a run in shed, turned out 24/7 except in bad weather.
Really just think he needs someone who has the time and patience to earn his trust, then the ability to slowly retrain him. I have been trying to rehome him since Sept of last year. He is located on Long Island.
For more information, please contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org/14
Autumn is a 9 year old thoroughbred mare. Have had her for 3 years. Around 16 hands. She is very sweet. Children can bath her and brush her. Stands well with the farrier. No foot issue and healthy. She is best for an advanced rider. Also she hasn't been ridden for over a year. She did race for a year or two.
Please contact Kathy for more information email@example.com
Sierra is a small horse, lost one eye before I got her. She was starving and someone took her and got her back to a good weight. She was running in a field soon after feeling better and a branch caught her eye, It was removed. Did ride her when we first got her but very skittish, do to her eye. She did better in field. She stands well for brushing/farrier in fact she melts. Kids do brush her too. No problem with feet and health. Do not know her age but I have had her at least 13 years.
Please contact Kathy for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Callie Dee is a 19 year sweet pretty mare looking for that special home.
She is a 15.2h, registered paint with a great blood line. She was purchased for me as a therapy horse over 5 years ago, and did her job well. Her previous owner had her for 6 plus years, I have her vet history for 12 years. Callie has been well cared for and is UTD on shots, worming, teeth, feet and current coggins. She is easy to work around, has good ground manners, stands well for the farrier, dentist and mounting, does not rear, kick or bite. Unfortunately I haven’t spent much time with her this past year due to circumstances, she deserves the time, attention and affection. She enjoys a soft hand and goes English or western and has been ridden in the ring periodically to keep her tuned up. Hasn’t been out in the trails for a while and prefers company when doing so. She is easy going and not in a rush to get anywhere, overall a nice horse with a kind eye. Sometimes she can be a bit stubborn when left alone to long but gets over it with a few cookies. She is not a big fan of trailering, you would need an experienced horse person to load her, once she’s on the trailer, she’s fine. She prefers her own run in shed or a come and go stall. Callie had a lamanitic event 5 years ago with no rotation, I have her x-rays. Her care requires front shoes, a low carb diet and to stay off of grass, she has not had any problems since just taking precautions and has done well.
I’m willing to adopt her out with a donation over $300.00 going to Helping Hearts Equine, with the conditions that if it doesn’t work out for any reason she will be returned to me (first right of refusal contract). She is stabled in Howell and farm owner says she’s an easy keeper.
If you feel you can enjoy her while providing a good loving home, please contact me at Helokidies@msn.com please reference Callie in subject line and leave your name and contact info.
BRAD & LONNIE:
Brad is a lively 15-18year old Fjord/Welsh cross. He would make a FANTASTIC Trail horse. He came in from a family that couldn't keep their horses anymore. Proven to love to walk and trot, would make a great lead line pony with some work. Cannot go in any type of head setting device because of an old kick injury to his trachea. Has no health issues, is sound and need a good home, as promised to previous owner.
Good home needed, and can come with pasture mate, Lonnie, who has been with him for his lifetime, a 14 H Quarter horse mare, 20 years old, who is the sweetest mare alive. Will let kids crawl all over her and both are easy keepers
Just looking for good homes and would like to stay in contact if possible OR FREE lease definitely considered immediately!
Charna is her barn name which means dark or charcoal in several different languages. Her registered name is Miss Barbie Slew out of Ocala Slew and Crafty Barbie. She is he granddaughter of Seattle Slew. She's a 5h 2, 13 year old thoroughbred, is current on all shots, teeth and coggins. She's been kept barefoot for the last 6 years or more, using boots for riding.
I've had her for 8 years and bought her right off the track in Northampton, MA. I've done mostly trail riding with her. She jumps fine in the woods, but is a little afraid of the jumps in the arena. She can also be a bit stubborn once in a while. She's gotten used to deer, but is a little afraid of cows. She's much better on the trail when there's a large group of her friends along. She only direct reins and is in a Dr. Bristol bit at the moment. She's better in an open stock trailer rather than a small 2 horse, but she's had some work done with that.
She had one injury several years back. She stepped on something in the field... we have no idea what, but she cut her pastern down to the tendon. The tendon wasn't cut and she's recovered nicely from it and doesn't seem to have any issues.
She has a kind eye and is great on the ground, cross ties, picks up her feet nicely. She takes shots well doesn't need to be sedated when having her teeth floated, unless it's to grind down the hooks in the back (she has a slight parrot mouth). Does not crib or weave in the stall, but she will walk the stall if everyone else isn't in. She will occasionally drag her teeth on the bars if she's bored. She does get attached easily and had a boyfriend, who's now passed.
She loves peanuts, apples, corn and carrots and has tried plums and watermelon. She absolutely hates sweet potatoes.
Charna has been in 1/2 training for 2 years, which means that she is worked 1 hour 2x per week in the round pen and arena, doing groundwork and riding. Charna currently resides in Fredon, NJ.
Anything else you need to know I would be happy to reply to. I tried to think of as much as possible to include.
Thanks, Brenda email@example.com
I adopted a Camelot POA back in 2010. It is NOT an emergency, we are fully capable of keeping him here however he would flourish I think with someone who knows more of what they're doing than myself when it comes to under saddle work. Otherwise he would remain here as a pasture "puff". We named him "Tic Tac" because of his spots! He came to me VERY shy, not willing to pick up feet, had issues with the farrier, ground manners, head shyness etc. He now has very good ground manners, stands very good for vet, farrier and dentist (no sedation needed!) and has very little head shyness left at all. He lunges and knows what it's all about now, but can get very playful. He does sometimes startle or move away quickly with sudden/unexpected movements but otherwise has improved 100% from when he first arrived here. He is not bothered by heavy equipment, dogs etc. He gets along very well with our 24 year old mare and pony. I originally picked him up right at a very busy tractor trailer stop right off a busy interstate and he behaved as though he had been around that sort of environment before. He hopped right on the trailer without any hesitation, but has not been trailered since, although I would expect he would not have any trailering problem.
When we adopted him, we were told he was about 14 hands and that he was being fostered and would make a nice little trail horse, which is what we had been looking for. As you just read, that was not the case. But, we felt obligated to help this little guy to the best of our ability...which we have done. He is ready to move on with someone who can help him reach his potential under saddle...he free jumps in our ring and looks so adorable doing it that he would make an advanced small rider a wonderful little hunter pony or even dressage mount. He is approx. 8-9 years old as per dentist, 13.2 hands, white with dark chestnut and black spots, mottling around an adorable face (not the bulky face sometimes seen in POA's)....your typical little POA look...nicely built, easy keeper etc. Up to date on everything. I would never allow him to leave unless he was under a contract. If someone had a middle aged/ older "been there/done that" horse they have become bored with and would like a project , I would be willing to entertain a possible trade, but again would need a contract~ Sue Barry ~ East Killingly, CT firstname.lastname@example.org
6 year old OTTB mare 15.2 green, really friendly and sweet. Just started back under saddle walk, trot, canter and over ground poles. Needs a strong confident intermediate/advanced rider. No previous health or injury issues. Can be a bit mareish at times.
Due to a back injury I can no longer give her the time and attention she needs and I don't want her just sitting in a field for the rest of her life. I want to see her go to a loving home.
Cristina - email@example.com
"We got a Chance" aka "Chance" is a 12 year old Pinto Pony. About 14 hands, and all heart!!!
I originally bought chance for my 4 year old daughter to learn to ride on. A couple months after I purchased him, his eye flared up. After being diagnosed with uveitis, Chance started to have limited vision in his eye, which made it harder for my daughter to learn! He's one of the best horses I've owned. All personality! No bad vices with the exception of him learning his boundaries with his bad eye now. But mostly that's him bumping into things! He is now met for an intermediate rider (recommended due to eye) he's amazing on the trails! Would even do great in a walk/trot show. Needs a little work on the lope, if interested in showing him. He cross ties, baths, trailers, feeds beautifully ! Good man having his feet done! Sometimes he thinks he's the boss in the field! But not a mean bone in his body!
Chance is in need of a GOOD home, a happy one! I love him dearly but can no longer afford him, due to the fact I board my horses. If there are any questions concerning him I can be reached at:
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He is a white 17 year old registered Arabian gelding approximately 15.2 hands. He has great ground manners, ground ties, loads and unloads. He is up to date on all his shots, farrier and dentist. The owner before me used him for endurance competition and was advised by her vet upon learning of a condition he has (pedalostitis) that he should no longer compete but can still be a pleasure trail riding horse. He needs an experienced rider who is familiar with Arabs and their high spirited tendencies. He would also be a great companion horse. He is not aggressive with other horses at all. This shy, sweet boy needs a forever home.
Thanks again. My phone number is 908-415-9445.
Hafflinger Pony -- "He's Discreet" - 5 yo gelding, strong fence required! has trust issues with people he doesn't know...carrots work wonders! he needs a program that I cannot give him. Anyone interested or any questions email me firstname.lastname@example.org