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HOME NEEDED BY JUNE 1
Meet Val- an 8 year old thoroughbred mare, around 15.3 hands, looking for a loving forever home ASAP. She needs to be placed by the end of this month as owners can no longer afford to keep her. She is suited for light to moderate riding (ringwork and trails). Not 100% sound, has been checked out by multiple vets but it hasn't been such an issue that she couldn't be ridden. She has responded VERY well to acupuncture in the past. She can walk, trot, canter in both directions and would be most comfortable jumping under 2' or small cross rails, if at all. Not a difficult ride, but not for a beginner unless they are taking consistent lessons. No bucking, kicking or biting. For the past two years she has been ridden by a small intermediate rider. She goes best with front shoes, but is not currently shod. Val is located in Staten Island, NY. More pictures and a video upon request! Val is free to an excellent, loving situation! Please consider giving Val a home!!!
If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FANCY & NESSIE
I am looking for a very good home for two adorable miniature horses ASAP. (Mother & daughter) Two mares. Fancy (Lucky Four rebels) is a 17yrs old chestnut pinto. Nessie (Arrow Woods) is a 8yr old Grey pinto. Both minis have great dispositions and are adorable. Both minis MUST go together. They are located in Colts Neck, NJ. The photo attached is an old photo when Nessie was approx 6mths old.
Please contact me for any additional information at email@example.com
Alex is a 16.2 never raced NJ thoroughbred and will be 12 in June. Alex has done the beginner riders all the way through to the 3ft equitation. He even has a small history with eventing and dressage. He was diagnosed with navicular in November and sadly can no longer jump. Unfortunately, he is a bit sore with serious riding and would benefit from a casual rider. I unfortunately want to move along in my eventing career and cannot do that with him. He also has equine uvitis in his left eye and he requires a special fly mask when outside which I will provide to his new home. He is the sweetest guy with a puppy dog personality. He loves to go on trail rides and would be willing to go in a group or alone. He would also make a great companion, he gets along with any horse big or small. He clips, loads, bathes, stands for the vet, dentist and farrier. I would like to keep in contact with his new home and have right of first refusal. If anyone has any questions about Alex please e-mail me:Richardsonk15@gmail.com
I bought Harley in 2011 from Camelot, he is about 14.1h and 17-18 years old gelding. He gets along with other horse but he does like to be the dominant one. He loves all other animals, dogs, goats, cows and ponies. He can be pushy on the ground as he thinks he is bigger and stronger than whoever is leading him. Once you put a saddle on him though he is amazing and will do anything asked of him. He is a wonderful trail horse, he loves to plug along through anything and everything. I have ridden him English a few times and he will take a jump. He seems to have more respect for women than men.
He was my first horse I've owned and first horse I've ever ridden. He has taught me everything I know about horses and how to ride since I've never taken a lesson. I sold him a few months ago and three months later they decided it wasn't working out. I am working with the owner to help place him. He needs a good home with someone who understands haflingers and can be patient with his pushy ground manners. He is kept in traditional wood fencing with a string of electric attached to prevent him from breaking boards.
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
Abby, a fifteen-year-old thoroughbred mare, a Secretariat granddaughter. She has been with me for over two years and at my trainers barn for 3 years. Last year Abby broke her leg while cantering. She had lag screw fixation at Cornell, after a year recovery, including 6 months stall rest, hand walking, and slow rehab is able to trot. Sadly though, she will never be able to compete or show again. I would like to find her a good home.
She has all her Jockey club papers. She is very even tempered
and has done her entire return to work with my eight year old daughter
on board. She loads, stands for farriers and vets with no problems. She
loves people and could go back to light work in the right environment.
She is incredibly sweet, good natured and would also make a great
pasture companion or baby sitter for youngsters.
I can be contacted at this email address email@example.com
With kind regards,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Looking for a Great Forever Home. Huck is a 15.2 hand Sorrel Gelding with 3 white socks and 1 white Pastern. His dam was a Quarter horse and we believe his sire was a Thoroughbred. He is considered a grade. We purchased Huck in 2004. I do have the original bill of Sale in his file. He is around 17 years old and in good health. Never colic or lame. No bad habits, great with other horses and is an easy keeper. He has a very sweet temperament, but appears he was abused by a previous owner. Huck is head shy and needs an advanced Intermediate Rider that can work with him, build trust and get him back under saddle. He was ridden Western by my niece a few years ago until she moved out of the area. I could no longer ride him due to a personal injury. His added duties over the years has been watching over Standardbred weanlings and yearlings. We have sold our farm and will be moving in the next 2 weeks.
For more information, please contact Lisa M. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gypsy is a 27 yr old Bay Arabian mare, 14.2h. She is trained and shown thru 2nd level and novice evening. She is a machine as a lesson horse and still very useful but needs an easier life. Still has spunk and joie de vie.
You can contact me: Pastorjenn@reborn.com to get information
Looking for a semi-retirement home for Latifa..She is a 24 yo 15.1 h Arabian who can carry a small adult or child. She is schooled to 4th level and loves tricks but can no longer do the upper level work. Her rear tendons have dropped so a light rider doing low level dressage is best. Would not pass a vet check due to arthritic changes and weakened tendons but could show at intro/training locally with vet maintenance. Would be happy working a few days a week and loves bareback. Very comfy! Has been used for lessons but deserves one person. Excellent manners from years of competing.
You can contact me: Pastorjenn@reborn.com to get information3/14
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!
Viva is a 11’ish yr old Canadian Warmblood mare. She stands about 16.2 hh. Her previous career was as a hunter-jumper, however due to over jumping she now has minimal cartilage in her right hind fetlock, so needed a change of careers. At the walk and trot she is sound. She is suitable for a beginner at walk/trot/canter – light riding. I don't have any x rays. She is located in Howell New Jersey. Viva is a well mannered horse. Loves attention no bad habits. Gets along great with other horses. Suitable for light riding. I don't have her on any supplements but old owner had her on msn products.
Please contact Lisa F at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
The horse is free to a good, approved home. I would need to approve of the facility/home. My vet can also give information on the horse if needed.
If interested, please contact Carol Anne at 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:
More pictures are available as well!
Scarlett is a 19 year old mare.She is papered, This mare is 15.1h. I have had her for 5 years and just don't have the time for her. She loves everyone and is a great horse to be around. She has a great personalty and gets along with other horses. I did western games with her for the time I had her. She loves to go out on trails. She will need someone who has been there done that. She needs a little work I haven't really had time for her. I would love to see her go to a loving home where she can be happy and get the love that she deserves.
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