Local Horses Needing Homes
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Jazzie is a 30-35 year old grey Appaloosa gelding I need to find home for, around 15 hh. He is a good boy with lots of personality, and is like by everyone including other horses, especially mares. He has issues with his hind end and is no longer rideable; he also has Cushings, so is on previcox and prascend daily. Jazzie rolls without difficulty and canters around the paddock. He is presently a companion horse.
Please contact Annette at email@example.com.
Back to Top Listed 3/17/2018
Maverick is a 10 year old, 16hh paint gelding who needs a new home . He is up-to-date on everything and just had his teeth done at the end of 2017. He is very sweet and in your pocket. My 2 year only can lead him around and rides him on a lead line.
Maverick can go Western (he does neck rein) or English. They started jumping him over the summer/ fall. He does great but needs a rider that knows what they are doing. He was used for lessons at the barn he is currently at, WT for beginners and WTC for more experienced riders. He does best with daily work; otherwise he can get a little herd bound. He currently is only being ridden once or twice a week so he does need a refresher. Maverick does have navicular which was diagnosed in 2017. He has had cortisone shots and corrective shoes and has shown no lameness or pain. The vet cleared him to do anything he is willing to do.
Please contact Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to Top Listed 3/11/2018
Take Me Away "Tommy" is a lovable, goofy 16-hand 2009 Appendix QH gelding looking for a new, lighter workload in a therapy/horsemanship program or as a companion. Tommy is desensitized to animals, kids, kites, toys, strollers, wheelchairs, roads, bridges...etc. He is great in the woods alone or with others. He is easy to handle in hand (and loves going for long walks - he will lead at a walk and trot from either side). He accepts sidewalkers, assisted mounts, and he loads, clips, bathes and stands for the vet/farrier. I have trailered him on several occasions to the Pappas Rehabilitation Center for Children (the former Mass Hospital School in Canton, MA), where I instruct lessons, and hr has been exposed to all of our toys/sensory items, in addition to our Hoyer lift. Sadly, we don't have the space for him to join our horsemanship program there at this time, otherwise it would be an easy decision to have him go there! He is an inquisitive type with a puppy dog personality, and would excel with children or adults in ground work and horsemanship programs. He is also great being led for walk/trot lessons (and responds well in a halter with clip-on reins, or a snaffle).
Tommy is currently best suited for regular walk and light W/T work, either under saddle or in hand, due scar tissue in his left hind leg. The scar tissue will not worsen with time; in fact, it could be removed for return to full WTC work with PRP and shockwave therapy. He is not under any restrictions in turnout, nor does he require any special maintenance other than a grazing muzzle if he's turned out on grass (he is insulin resistant = easy keeper!). He is low in the pecking order and is a great babysitter/companion for other horses and farm animals, as well. He's currently on first cut hay, no grain. and wears front shoes only. He does fine in 24/7 turnout alone or with others, or being stalled at night.
Tommy adores all people and animals and would love to make you smile when he sticks out his tongue (which is often!). UTD on all shots & Coggins, worming, teeth and feet.
Located in Mansfield, MA. For more information please write to email@example.com
Back to Top Listed 2/21/2018
Amanda and Eva
I have been caring for and placing a herd of horses from a breeding farm dispersal for the past two years. Amanda and Eva are two of the older mares who I would really like to be able to stay together.
Amanda is a grey, 11h, ASPC mare who is 23 years old. Eva is a black pinto, 10h ASPC mare who is 16 years old.
Amanda has been ridden and driven but I don't believe she should be. She has some hock issues on the right side and suffered a significant uterine prolapse with her last pregnancy. I do have some questions about possible melanoma because she is lopsided when you look at her head on but it may also just be uneven muscling from being pregnant so many years of her life. I have not had any ultrasounds done. Her hock issues have improved over the past year. The only thing I have done is move her from a grain based diet to a hay based diet with a little ration balancer and 24/7 turnout unless there is bad weather.
Eva has only ever been a broodmare. I have put a saddle on her and she did not object so she may have potential to be lightly used for pony rides. She was very lame when she arrived and I considered humane euthanasia. She does have a history of Lyme and I believe she foundered at some point. We had the vet do x-rays of all four feet and determined that there was no active/recent laminitis and only very minor rotation of the coffin bone in one hoof. The hoof with the minor rotation was just about folded over on itself from not being trimmed so she was walking on the side of her hoof rather than the sole. Corrective trimming since last summer has rendered her sound, walking on her soles, with occasional hock stiffness that I think is to be expected given how unnaturally she was forced to walk for so long and being constantly bred from 3 years old until just two years ago.
These two mares have bonded and look for each other when the other has been out of sight for a while. No panic, just happy to be with each other. Amanda gets along with everyone. Eva can be protective of food toward other horses. She swings her butt and kicks if another horse that isn't Amanda or a couple other favorites comes up behind and is too close to her face when she's eating. She is also on a hay only diet. Both were out on grass with hay last summer and neither exhibited any symptoms of founder (no heat in feet, no fever).
Both girls do not have a current Coggins and both need to be updated on their vaccinations. Both are located in Westport, Maine.
Please contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Back to Top Listed 1/25/2018
Penny is a ten year old quarter horse mare. She stands at a stocky 14.1 hands. Penny is everything you could imagine on the ground. She has impeccable manners, will stand for hours, and let you do almost anything to her. Penny self loads, stands for farrier and vet and she ground ties. She has no bad habits.
Penny has mild arthritis in her front heels which requires her to wear egg bars if she is being ridden. She gets along well with other horses but is dominant. Penny can only be in light work and does not like ring work. She would be best suited for light trails. She has been there and done everything you can imagine. She is bombproof and doesn't not spook.
Penny requires an advanced rider in the ring, as she is very knowledgeable and has schooled third level dressage movements. Penny can have a beginner on her if she is on a longe line. On the trails, Penny is good for an intermediate rider as she can sometimes get quick on the way home if it's dinner time! Penny can be barefoot if she is not being used for riding. Overall she is an amazing horse but I cannot afford to care for her any longer.
Please contact me at 774-212-4599 if you're interested!!
Back to Top Listed 10/1/2017
TRIGGER and Frasier
Trigger and Frasier are quarter horse geldings. Trigger is a dark bay, 15 hands and approx. 21 years old. He is very affectionate. He rides both english and western but has not been ridden in a few years so would need to be reworked. He is sound and up to date on all vaccines.
Frasier is chestnut,16 hands and rides both English and Western. He does have navicular however it has not progressed in the 7 years I have had this horse. I ride him lightly due to the navicular, he would make a good beginner horse for a child due to this. He is up to date with vaccines.
Both horses stay on the property and have no contact with other horses so I have not done a coggins test, they had one years ago when boarded and were fine.
Trigger and Frasier are in Milton VT. Please contact Donna at 802.578.6315
Back to Top Listed 9/25/2017