Green Horses

Unstarted horses have not been trained to accept a saddle, bridle, or rider. They have had groundwork training, and that degree of training varies from horse to horse. Newly started horses have been trained to accept a saddle, bridle, and rider; however, they need additional time with a trainer to become confident, reliable riding horses. (Young horses at CHR are not started under saddle until they are at least 3 years old).

Arrow

  • AGE: ~9
  • BREED: Grade
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 14.1 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $900

Arrow is an adorable Black Beauty with nothing but a bright future ahead of her. She is smart, stout, sound, and ready to tackle anything her new home can throw at her. Since her arrival Arrow has learned a lot about partnership, and has excelled in her saddle training. Not yet carrying a rider, Arrow is learning the ins and outs of preparing herself to be a riding horse. We are training her in a western saddle, but she could easily become someone’s hunter jumper or low-level dressage horse. The sky is the limit with this dark beauty!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Adoption fee will increase with continued training; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 210 pounds

Bristol

  • AGE: ~3
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $500

*Currently in foster care* After a criminal investigation of starvation and neglect, 810 horses were impounded from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros in Lantry, SD in late 2016. Thanks to our supporters we were able to rescue a band of five including young Bristol. Bay in color, volunteers and staff named them after the bodies of water that serve as gateways toward a new direction. CBS 4 visited CHR and aired their story. We allowed these horses a good year to decompress from their trauma, and simply be around people in a positive light. Curiosity grew and fears faded, and we are happy to now say that each horse is finding his/her place in life. Bristol and Monterey are currently in foster care with a professional Mustang trainer. Receiving an education on the ground is the next step in their journeys, and we are excited to find these Mustangs new homes to call their own.

Jackson is still at CHR, working with our in-house trainer and blossoming into an incredibly playful, friendly gelding. The final two boys, Hudson and Montego, have already been adopted by a loving family!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Currently in halter and groundwork training

Calypso

  • AGE: 13
  • BREED: Missouri Fox Trotter
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $900

This beautiful young mare is just waiting for her forever family to find and fall in love with her. At 12 years old Calypso is an intelligent, willing partner who simply needs a friend and teacher to help her find her confidence. Timid under saddle, this red beauty only wants to do the right thing. Finding a calm and patient handler to guide her is what she needs. Stay tuned as we learn more about what Calypso knows, and watch as she progresses into a confident and eager riding partner.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Currently in re-training under saddle; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 200 pounds

Cayenne

  • AGE: ~17
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • FEE: $TBD

Cayenne is a new arrival at CHR, we will have more information on her soon.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: TBD

Comet

  • AGE: ~8
  • BREED: Draft Cross
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 14.2 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $1200

This adorable young man somehow found his way to a local horse auction where the majority of horses end up at feedlots and ultimately slaughter. CHR has given him the opportunity to find a new family that will love and care for him. Sweet, gentle, and willing, this shy gelding is learning all the ins and outs of being a responsible member of equine society. It’s unclear to us why this sound and healthy gelding found his way to such a place, but all signs point to this handsome horse having no restrictions in his potential career. Big-boned and thick, he could very well be a draft cross or Morgan cross but his breeding is ultimately unknown to us. While at CHR, we will continue Comet’s training so that he can be a sensitive happy riding companion for the whole family to love and enjoy!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Green under saddle; adoption fee will increase with training level; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 275 pounds

Cricket

  • AGE: 13
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $900

Beauty, personality, and possibilities. That’s what this girl is all about. Large for an Arabian mare, Cricket was surrendered with her full sister, Cerise, through no fault of their own. Now that the weather has warmed Cricket has begun her saddle training. Smart, willing, and with personality plus, Cricket continues to excel in her education. Still not carrying a rider, this big, beautiful mare will require a trainer-level handler to finish her education. Don’t wait too long, as the spring settles in and her training continues this is a mare that won’t be here long!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Green and very athletic; needs continued ground and saddle training; adoption fee will increase with training level; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 200 pounds

Fyre

  • AGE: ~25
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 14.1 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: Not performance level (age)
  • FEE: $500.00

Fyre is a smart, thoughtful, and personable gelding who is learning to reconnect with people. After having roamed a mountain range completely alone for over 12 years, he is now learning the subtle skills of equine herd communication. Making friends both horse and human alike are at the top of this handsome boy’s list.

Fyre is a smart, athletic, one-of-a-kind guy who has more try in one hoof than most horses achieve over a lifetime. Even though he is entering the training game a little late in life, Fyre still has the potential to be an excellent companion. He handles each new situation in his own way and has overcome obstacles most horses wouldn’t have to think twice about. Anyone will be lucky to have this guy as a permanent addition to their herd, either as a companion or training project.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Harder keeper; takes time to adjust in new living situations; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 120 pounds

Havana

  • AGE: ~9
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 14 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $1100

This beauty is a special horse for sure! As a Sooty Buckskin Appaloosa Mustang, Havana is party colored deluxe! Smart, willing, and unique all describe this gorgeous little gal and she is just waiting for someone to finish her education. While she is here, Havana will continue in her training to hopefully be a wonderful trail or arena horse. Sound, smart, and sane are all qualities she possess. She is on the smaller side of life, and will be perfect for a small adult or experienced child (she is not ready to be an all-around kid’s horse at this time). With the right education this little mare can do ANYTHING!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: adoption fee will increase with training level; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = TBD

Jackson

  • AGE: 2
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: Not old enough yet
  • FEE: $500

After a criminal investigation of starvation and neglect, 810 horses were impounded from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros in Lantry, SD last month. Thanks to our supporters we were able to rescue a band of four including young Jackson. Bay in color, volunteers and staff named them after the bodies of water that serve as gateways toward a new direction. CBS 4 recently visited CHR and aired their story. Jackson was quickly weaned from his mother, Monterey, and he has forged an unlikely friendship with our Belgian cross gelding, Sven. Jackson has been gelded, and he has now been in groundwork training for several months. Still hard to catch, this smart youngster is quickly learning what a positive and productive relationship with people can bring. He will require continued training in his new home, and will come along very quickly with consistent handling.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Unstarted yearling, needs continued groundwork training

Jourrnee

  • AGE: 19
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $900

*Currently in foster care* Big and beautiful are just a few ways you might describe this stunning grey mare! Behind that gorgeous and almost delicate exterior beats the heart of a true champion. As an off-the-track Arabian, Jourrnee had a bit of a different upbringing than most Arabians we see today. After her racing career, this bold beauty spent the majority of her time simply grazing out at pasture. Today she is handled daily to better improve her skills on the ground, and to give her a better experience/reintroduction to the saddle. Strong-willed, intelligent, and fast: that’s the mare you see today. Jourrnee is still very green under saddle and will require a trainer at this time to keep her moving forward in her re-education. This is not a horse for beginners. However, her intelligent and quick-learning nature allow this girl to make leaps and bounds in her daily training. It won’t be long before she is conquering the trails!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Easy keeper; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 195 lbs

Milo

  • AGE: 11
  • BREED: Missouri Foxtrotter
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 15.1 hh
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: Not performance level
  • FEE: $1000

Milo came to the rescue after serving as a heavy-duty trail horse in Utah. This beautiful boy simply could not hold up to the rigors of intense, mountainous trails for hours at a time. Incredibly friendly, sensitive, and kind, we are giving Milo a few hoof trim/shoeing cycles to become more comfortable and disrupt the inflammation cycle that had developed in his front feet. Milo is proving very pasture sound, and we are excited to get him more involved in our training program to really learn this horse’s in’s and out’s under saddle. This horse has an exceptionally good temperament, and we will have more information about him under saddle soon.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Requires front shoes

Monterey

  • AGE: ~12
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $350

*Currently in foster care* After a criminal investigation of starvation and neglect, 810 horses were impounded from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros in Lantry, SD in late 2016. Thanks to our supporters we were able to rescue a band of five including young Bristol. Bay in color, volunteers and staff named them after the bodies of water that serve as gateways toward a new direction. CBS 4 visited CHR and aired their story. We allowed these horses a good year to decompress from their trauma, and simply be around people in a positive light. Curiosity grew and fears faded, and we are happy to now say that each horse is finding his/her place in life. Bristol and Monterey are currently in foster care with a professional Mustang trainer. Receiving an education on the ground is the next step in their journeys, and we are excited to find these Mustangs new homes to call their own.

Jackson is still at CHR, working with our in-house trainer and blossoming into an incredibly playful, friendly gelding. The final two boys, Hudson and Montego, have already been adopted by a loving family!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Currently in halter and groundwork training

River

  • AGE: ~14
  • BREED: Paint
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $900

Purchased at auction through our Field Rescue Program, River appears to be a horse who was injured, treated, and then put out to pasture with little continued handling. He has a damaged left eye and is blind on that side, but he copes very well with this condition. He is currently learning how to be with and around people as a partially blind horse, and although uncertain at times he shows immense amounts of try. Curious and amenable to basic handling (halters, feet, trailer loading), he will require continued training and has yet to be ridden at CHR. With gorgeous looks despite the eye and a solid confirmation, this sensitive horse’s adoption fee may increase as his training continues.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 300 lbs

Sarge

  • AGE: ~32
  • BREED: Morgan
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: Not performance level (age)
  • FEE: $350

This handsome boy is the very definition of what it feels like to be alive! Don’t let his age fool you, this incredible horse has fearlessly conquered a life of heartache and second chances. Whereas his origins are still a mystery, it is clear to us that Sarge spent much of his time alone. He adapted to this isolation better than most, and came out the other end a strong and forgiving individual. Sarge’s journey to CHR was a lucky one, as he was seized by Animal Control from a home where he was not fed nor given the care he required. Transferred to CHR from another rescue after his rehabilitation, Sarge had been on the list for euthanasia due to his age and care requirements. As each rescue has its own mission and CHR prioritizes quality of life when making those sorts of decisions, we were happy to give his vibrant senior Morgan a safe place to live.

Today, Sarge has fully adapted to his new life at the rescue. A never-ending busy body in the pasture, we decided that this senior still needs a job to do under saddle! With his age Sarge is a light ride horse, and we are still learning about him under saddle. He enjoys long grooming sessions and walks across the property as he waits for the day that someone will see him for the beautiful and forever young soul he truly is.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Diagnosed with Equine Cushings Syndrome, requires daily medication; has a severe wave mouth, harder keeper

Sven

  • AGE: ~12
  • BREED: Belgian Cross
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $1600

This big friendly giant came to us through our Field Rescue program. This adorable horse had been sent to auction, where he would likely have ended up at a feed lot and ultimately sent to slaughter if CHR hadn’t intervened. While the big man is still quite afraid of people, he is making some serious progress in his mental rehabilitation. The good news is he is very sound of body. Right now, he requires an advanced-level handler or trainer who understands reactive horses with fear issues.

The longer Sven is under the care of CHR, the more training he will receive. We feel the sky is the limit for this wonderful gelding and only time will tell how far he can go!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Easy keeper; this is a reactive horse that needs continued training