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.

Bristol

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

*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 Bristol. Hundreds of the remaining Mustangs will be sold at auction, placing them at risk to be purchased by kill buyers and transported to slaughter in Canada or Mexico.

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: Unstarted, needs halter training

Elvis

  • AGE: 18
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 15.3 hh
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • FEE: $800

Truly loved by his owner, Elvis was surrendered because she just couldn’t financially provide for him any longer. He has been diagnosed with Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM) commonly known as ‘tying-up’. PSSM is a genetically-inherited condition where the muscles of the horse are unable to properly store glucose (sugar). The condition is managed through a low-starch diet and consistent exercise. With his diagnosis Elvis still thrives as a light ride horse so long as he is provided consistent exercise. He is still under training evaluation.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Diagnosed with PSSM type 2 moderate, requires a low starch diet and consistent exercise

Hudson

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

*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 will be sold at auction, placing them at risk to be purchased by kill buyers and transported to slaughter in Canada or Mexico.

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: Due to be gelded once handle-able; unstarted, needs halter training

Jackson

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

*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 will be sold at auction, placing them at risk to be purchased by kill buyers and transported to slaughter in Canada or Mexico.

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: Must be gelded prior to adoption; unstarted, needs halter training

Monterey

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

*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 will be sold at auction, placing them at risk to be purchased by kill buyers and transported to slaughter in Canada or Mexico.

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: Unstarted, needs halter training

Rhett

  • AGE: 16
  • BREED: Paint
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • HANDLER EXPERIENCE: TBD
  • 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. He is still under evaluation by our vet and trainer, as he reacts to stimuli inconsistently and we must ensure that he will be safe to ride moving forward (if he is to be considered a rideable horse). We will have more information on him soon!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Easy keeper; currently under evaluation

Sebastian

  • AGE: 10
  • BREED: Hanoverian
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Advanced
  • FEE: $5000

Sebastian is an incredible 10-year-old Hanoverian gelding who had a bit of a rough start at life. This amazing boy was surrendered to the rescue due to a suspected kissing spine injury.
Despite being 17 hands high, he is not built for the life of a jumper and can no longer be ridden as a jumping horse. However, he can still be ridden on the flat and will likely excel as a lower-level dressage horse.

The suspect kissing spine has not been confirmed with a diagnosis, and Sebastian has stayed sound both after multiple rides and ground work. Until a problem presents itself, Sebastian will continue his re-education as a dressage horse. He is still only suited to an advanced-level handler, as he has a bit of strong personality. Price is firm unless he proves unsound in any way. Until then, he will make an exceptional riding and low level dressage horse!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Not suitable as a jumper, flat work only