Horses Under Evaluation

Horses in this section may be undergoing veterinary care for health issues, or they may be under evaluation with a trainer for temperament and level of ride-ability.

Bellas Blossom

  • AGE: 10
  • BREED: Arabian
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • FEE: TBD

Originally born at CHR 10 long years ago, Bella’s mother was part of a large impound of Arabians. The group of horses, including momma Summer, were severely underweight. Luckily, Bella was born with no complications and grew into the beautiful mare you see today. Quickly adopted out as a youngster, Bella had the misfortune of being struck by lightning in 2012. A survivor at heart, this friendly and personable horse then began to develop metabolic issues coupled with chronic founder. Although the large green pasture that her loving home provided to her would be paradise for most horses, miss Bella was struggling to survive, let alone thrive. Here at CHR we work hard to ensure that our horses are forever safe, and when Bella’s distressed owner reached out to us we were honored to give this amazing horse yet another chance at a good life. Bella is currently under evaluation with our vet, and we will have more information about this incredible horse very soon.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: TBD

Bo

  • AGE: ~17
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • FEE: TBD

On the ground, Bo is a relatively mild-mannered gelding. He bonds strongly with other horses and is slower to adjust in new environments. With time, he has settled in nicely with our herd of geldings. Bo has been diagnosed with Navicular Syndrome, and with very mild, intermittent lameness we hope to bring Bo to life under saddle very soon. Stay tuned to learn more about this handsome horse!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Harder keeper

Buttercup

  • AGE: 12
  • BREED: Quarter Horse/Appaloosa
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • FEE: TBD

A recent arrival to the rescue, Buttercup came to us with badly overgrown hooves. She is currently in a rehabilitation program with our vet, and we will have more information on this sensitive horse very soon. We’ve been told that she has had a good deal of arena riding and training, and has yet to be out on the trail.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: TBD

Dandy

  • AGE: ~19
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Beginner
  • FEE: TBD

Calm and quiet upon arrival, Dandy was underweight and in need of rehabilitative care. Months of good nutrition have served him well, and his body has returned to a healthy state. Although he has physically recovered, Dandy is still a hard keeper and requires alfalfa hay, grain, and beet pulp to hold weight. He bonds very strongly to the horses around him, and does not thrive in large pasture situations. He has been happy and content living in one of our smaller paddocks, with one equine friend. Dandy struggles to cope with change, and it will take the right person to transition him into a new home where he feels comfortable and confident. He will prosper living with a family who can provide a good amount of one-on-one attention to him, with handlers who can set clear boundaries.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Harder keeper

Lady

  • AGE: ~19
  • BREED: Grade
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • FEE: TBD

Lady is currently under evaluation. We will have more information on her soon!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: TBD

Rhett

  • AGE: 16
  • BREED: Paint
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Advanced
  • FEE: $TBD

Rhett is a gorgeous horse who found himself in an at-risk situation. His loving owner of many years became unemployed, and upon facing foreclosure he was unable to continue to care for Rhett. Having arrived slightly underweight, Rhett is in now in a healthier state. This big, loveable gelding will need a kind and patient person to help him find is way in the world again. He is a well-built, kind-hearted, beautiful boy. As we continue to uncover more about this sweet gelding we will be able to focus his training in a more specific direction. For now he simply enjoys long, sunny, Colorado days, playing in the pasture, and making new horse friends – all of which building strength, confidence and skills to move towards his new life!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Easy keeper; currently under evaluation

River

  • AGE: ~13
  • BREED: Paint
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • FEE: TBD

Recently purchased at auction through our Field Rescue Program, we know very little about River at this point. He does have 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 amendable to basic handling (halters, feet, trailer loading), he will require continued training and has yet to be ridden at CHR. We will have more information on this good-looking horse very soon!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: TBD

Scout

  • AGE: ~20
  • BREED: Grade
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • FEE: TBD

Recently purchased at auction through our Field Rescue Program, Scout is an incredibly tolerant and patient horse. Although we are still learning about him, he is very amendable to basic handling (halters, feet, trailer loading). At some point he suffered an injury to his right knee, and he now has a fair amount of arthritis in the joint. Time will tell as his rehabilitation continues, he may be suitable to pony children around at a walk down the road. We will have more information on this good-looking horse very soon!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: TBD

Spade

  • AGE: ~11
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • FEE: TBD

Purchased at auction through our Field Rescue Program, Spade has shown himself to be an incredibly easy-going, patient horse. He is friendly and seems to have a good deal of training under his belt. Showing mild lameness upon arrival, our vet quickly diagnosed Spade with mild Navicular Syndrome in his front feet. We have caught the issue early on, meaning Spade is a good candidate for padded front shoes, and Osphos injections with the vet. This newer treatment actually promotes bone healing in the hoof, and gives Navicular horses a chance at a more lengthy and functional riding career. Spade is still very much suitable for riding on the trail and in the arena, he simply can’t hold up to performance-level work. Spade is the type of horse who will take care of his rider, and his temperament of gold is something that you don’t find often in the horse world. Contact us to learn more about this very special horse today!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Diagnosed with early stage Navicular Syndrome, requires padded front shoes

Spice

  • AGE: 16
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • FEE: TBD

With many miles of trail riding experience, Spice is a calm and trusting horse on the ground. During her initial evaluation with our vet she showed mild lameness, which we have been able to diagnose as very mild/beginning stages of Navicular Syndrome. With corrective padded shoes, Spice still has a good riding career ahead of her. She will not hold up to performance-level work or long, intense trails, but lower-intensity riding both in the arena and on the trail will suit her well. Spice is still undergoing her intake evaluation, and we will have more to share about this special horse very soon.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Diagnosed with mild Navicular Syndrome, requires corrective shoes