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: ~8
  • BREED: Grade
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • FEE: $1000

Arrow’s history is a bit of a mystery to us. Sporting a sleek, dark coat, this stocky little mare’s origins are unknown. With a brush mane and intelligent nature, Arrow proves herself to be a playful, inquisitive, and ever-learning mare. Having no prior training, Arrow is currently learning how to be a respectful and willing riding partner. Strong, eager, and ready to find her forever home, Arrow will be an amazing project horse for someone wanting to expand their knowledge of horse training. She will excel in multiple disciplines as she is an athletic and nimble individual. Call now for more information and training updates!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Currently in training; adoption fee will increase with continued training

Aspen

  • AGE: ~6
  • BREED: Grade
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $500

Aspen is a cute filly who arrived with her mother, Bella. She was significantly underweight and in need of vet care upon arrival, and since those days she has recovered nicely. Today, Aspen is ready to start a new educational chapter in her life. She recently spent several months in foster care to learn some groundwork basics, and she is now ready for a start under saddle. This friendly and quirky girl is ready for a new human partner today!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Has had groundwork training, unstarted under saddle

Bristol

  • AGE: TBD
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Filly
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • FEE: $500

*Currently on vet hold* 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 late last year. Thanks to our supporters we were able to rescue a band of four including young Bristol. Hundreds of the remaining Mustangs are now under the care of Fleet of Angels, a rescue network in Colorado seeking to re-home them.

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. For now, they are receiving plenty to eat and we are allowing them time to settle in to their new surroundings. Our professional trainer will soon begin to provide them with an education. Once they are halter trained, our vet will do a more thorough health evaluation and they will receive farrier care.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Feral Mustang, needs halter training

Buddy

  • AGE: ~14
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 14 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $400

*Currently in foster care* Buddy is a cute Mustang that came to CHR a victim of severe neglect. He actually went straight into foster care from the court impound, and he has been living there happily while he waits for a new forever home. Due to his harsh treatment in the past, Buddy can be shy and wary around new people. Groundwork and desensitization exercises will be an important piece to his education before he is started under saddle.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Currently in foster care; unstarted

Calypso

  • AGE: 12
  • BREED: Missouri Fox Trotter
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • RIDER 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

Cerise

  • AGE: 14
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 15.1 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $1000

This beautiful registered Polish Arabian mare has nothing but potential to give. Surrendered with her full sister, Cricket, through no fault to their own, Cerise is a stunning example of good breeding and fine temperament. Cerise is currently undergoing saddle training and is progressing nicely. With a kind heart and a can-do attitude this will be an amazing family horse one day. With a little time, patience, and exposure this is not a mare you want to pass up.

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

Chester

  • AGE: ~4
  • BREED: Grade
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: Not Old Enough
  • FEE: $500

Over the past few months, our beautiful little Mustang has grown not only physically but mentally as well. At this point it is still unclear how big Chester might grow, but with the right kind of time and person he will only continue to excel. Already tackling obstacles like a saddle, bridle, and teddy bear passenger, Chester takes each new challenge in stride. With his age still being a bit of a mystery, Chester is not being pushed to perform. Instead his amazing foster mom is helping him to explore and learn in his own way and time. For now Chester spends his days filled with love, attention, and enrichment. He has conquered bridges, logs, small jumps, tarps, oversized soccer balls, and more. Nothing seems too big a task for our sweet little Chester. He has also learned to take long walks ponied beside his Norwegian Fjord companion, all the while becoming accustomed to cars, bikes, kids and more. This outstanding guy is well on his way for a trail riding future! Until the right person finds him, Chester will continue to learn and grow in his stimulating and caring environment.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Unstarted, needs groundwork training

Cricket

  • AGE: 12
  • 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: ~24
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 14.1 hh
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • 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

Gemini

  • AGE: 12
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 14.3 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • FEE: $1000

This stunning Mustang mare is a diamond in the rough! At 12 years old she has yet to be started but with her smart, willing, can-do attitude, it’s only a matter of time before this big beautiful gal is out on the trails. Athletic, intelligent, and beautiful with a capital B – Gemini will be a head turner no matter where she goes.

Big-boned with a solid frame and sound as can be, this Mustang mare has the athleticism to do just about anything you point her at. In need of an experienced handler/trainer at this time, Gemini will need a confident, patient, consistent, and kind person to help bring her along in her education. That person could be you! Gemini has yet to undergo any saddle training but with warmer weather on its way its only a matter of time before this big girl has a rider. Don’t wait too long!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Easy keeper, unstarted; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 185 pounds

Hudson

  • AGE: TBD
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Colt
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • FEE: $500

*Currently on vet hold* 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 Hudson. Hundreds of the remaining Mustangs are now under the care of Fleet of Angels, a rescue network in Colorado seeking to re-home them.

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. For now, they are receiving plenty to eat and we are allowing them time to settle in to their new surroundings. Our professional trainer will soon begin to provide them with an education. Once they are halter trained, our vet will do a more thorough health evaluation and they will receive farrier care.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Feral Mustang, needs halter training; must be gelded prior to adoption

Jackson

  • AGE: Yearling
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Colt
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • FEE: $500

*Currently on vet hold* 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. Hundreds of the remaining Mustangs are now under the care of Fleet of Angels, a rescue network in Colorado seeking to re-home them.

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. For now, they are receiving plenty to eat and we are allowing them time to settle in to their new surroundings. Our professional trainer will soon begin to provide them with an education. Once they are halter trained, our vet will do a more thorough health evaluation and they will receive farrier care.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Feral Mustang, needs halter training; must be gelded prior to adoption

Jourrnee

  • AGE: 18
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $900

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

Monterey

  • AGE: TBD
  • BREED: Mustang
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • FEE: $500

*Currently on vet hold* 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 momma Monterey. Hundreds of the remaining Mustangs are now under the care of Fleet of Angels, a rescue network in Colorado seeking to re-home them.

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. For now, they are receiving plenty to eat and we are allowing them time to settle in to their new surroundings. Our professional trainer will soon begin to provide them with an education. Once they are halter trained, our vet will do a more thorough health evaluation and they will receive farrier care.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Feral Mustang, needs halter training

Sage

  • AGE: ~10
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • FEE: $900

Sage is an adorable Arabian mare with an even temper and forgiving nature. Although she has only just been started under saddle, this little mare has an attitude that anything and everything is possible. From day one she has proved to be a willing and gentle partner, simply wanting to please. Don’t let her size fool you, at 14.3 she is stocky and strong. This mare has the potential to excel at anything she is put towards. Don’t wait, as her training advances Sage won’t be around for long!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Currently in training; adoption fee will increase with continued training