Companion/Non-Riding Horses

Our companion horse gallery includes horses that have been retired from working, showing, and/or trail and pleasure riding. Companion horses have much to offer: a friend to a lonely horse, a gentle mount for small children, or a family friend who will touch your soul and make you smile. A few are even suitable for very light riding. While it’s true that older horses require a little extra care and attention, many of them remain healthy and active well into their later years. Many of our companions are middle-aged, playful, easy keepers. Some may require special diets and/or medication.
Horses listed with an Adoption Pending are under contract and hopefully leaving for their new home very soon. Screening Potential Adopters indicates that while adoption applications have been submitted, we are still looking for a great match.

Eddie

  • AGE: 19
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • CATEGORY: Non-rideable Companion
  • MEDICAL: Diagnosed Navicular Disease and Equine Asthma, requires corrective front shoes
  • ADOPTION FEE: $250

Sweet and safe to handle. Playful and confident in the herd.

Interested in Eddie? Complete a Horse Match Profile here!

Flame

  • AGE: 19
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 15.1 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • CATEGORY: Non-rideable Companion
  • ADOPTION FEE: $250

Flamboyant personality of a true Arabian! Social and an extrovert in his herd. Would benefit from fair and consistent handling from his future owner.

Interested in Flame? Complete a Horse Match Profile here!

Harmony

  • AGE: ~31
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 14.3 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Beginner
  • CATEGORY: Non-rideable Companion
  • MEDICAL: Requires soft food due to age related dental
  • ADOPTION FEE: $250

Kind, gentle, and deserving of a home with loving adopters. A sweetheart for the farrier, the veterinarian, and our volunteers here at the rescue.

Interested in Harmony? Complete a Horse Match Profile here!

Indy

  • AGE: 13
  • BREED: Appaloosa/Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 14 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Advanced
  • CATEGORY: Non-rideable Companion
  • MEDICAL: Arthritis in her knees makes her suitable as a companion mare
  • ADOPTION FEE: $250

Shy and sweet. Would benefit most from individualized care and handling.

Interested in Indy? Complete a Horse Match Profile here!

Maggie

  • AGE: 17
  • BREED: Paint
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • CATEGORY: Non-rideable Companion
  • MEDICAL: Does best in front shoes
  • ADOPTION FEE: $250

Spirited, personable, stunning black mare. Would love to be a part of a family environment.

Interested in Maggie? Complete a Horse Match Profile here!

Monterey

  • AGE: ~14
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Advanced
  • CATEGORY: Non-rideable Companion
  • ADOPTION FEE: $250

Meet Monterey! This gorgeous little gal is truly something special. She has overcome more than her fair share of challenges in life, and this optimistic little horse has beaten the odds. Back in late 2016 over 800 horses were seized from a situation of severe neglect. Monterey and her four foals were brought to Colorado Horse Rescue to rediscover life. All of them were wild, untouched Mustangs. At roughly 11 years old Monterey had to learn how to live in a human world, to coexist with domestic horses, and to accept people as her caretakers. It was a long road but with the help of local Mustang trainer, Jessica Dabkowski, this little bay mare has proven to be a wonderful student and an eager participant. The one piece of domestic life that Monterey hasn’t adjusted to is the idea of being a riding horse. This doesn’t mean it is impossible. It’s just going to take immense time, patience, and understanding. In the meantime, Monterey is an EXCELLENT liberty horse! She is sound, sane, and loves to play with people on the ground. Set up an appointment today to meet with the one-of-a-kind mare.

Interested in Monterey? Complete a Horse Match Profile here!

Whiskey – Sponsor me!

  • AGE: ~20
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 14.1 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • CATEGORY: Non-rideable Companion
  • MEDICAL: Diagnosed Cushings Disease, requires daily medication and a low-starch diet
  • ADOPTION FEE: $250

When Whiskey was 18-years-old, he was surrendered to CHR by an owner dealing with health issues. This Mustang had not received adequate care in years and without kind and fair attention, it seemed his personality had been locked deep inside. Once he arrived at CHR, he received a proper hoof trim, quality hay, and lots of TLC to turn this withdrawn horse into a loving gelding. Your sponsorship of Whiskey not only maintains his day-to-day care, but ensures management of his Cushing’s disease, a condition easily treatable with daily medication. Whiskey is a horse who thrives with individual human time and will warm up to you more with each visit. By becoming this adored gelding’s sponsor, you can support Whiskey’s happy retirement at CHR until his special adopter walks through our doors.

Sponsor Whiskey Today!

Interested in Whiskey? Complete a Horse Match Profile here!