CHR’s rideable horse gallery includes horses that are anywhere from light ride only (low intensity, once or twice weekly), to sound at a performance level. Some horses have health conditions that limit their riding/exercise ability, and they may require a special medication, lifestyle, or veterinary care.

Andromeda

  • AGE: ~16
  • BREED: Appaloosa
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • FEE: $1500

At first glance, this is a horse that has the power to captivate your deepest desires. With a hair coat as hypnotizing as a kaleidoscope, its hard not to find yourself entranced as Andromeda prances across your inner hopes and dreams. Sound, rideable, and still quite young, it’s a wonder how a horse like her could end up at the doorstep of a rescue. With her high spirit and love of adventure, Andromeda likely came from someplace to the north (the Dakotas perhaps), where she was treated most unkindly. With marks along her side suggesting old spurring scars, her initial fear of humans was justified. This apprehension coupled with human misunderstanding likely led her down the path of livestock auctions. She then found herself in the killer buyers lot.

Thankfully, forces in the universe decided to give her one last chance. CHR took action and saved Andromeda from her otherwise gloomy fate. Upon arrival she was wary, uninterested, shy, and had a look about her that said “I’m lost”. Time began to heal her emotional wounds, and through careful evaluation a very sound, steady, and willing riding/trail partner was revealed. Andromeda embraces adventure and the unknown, and she simply needs a guiding force to help teach her that people aren’t as bad as her past has proven. Still learning to trust, Andromeda requires a gentle hand with firm guidance. The transition into her new role as a beloved family member and riding partner strengthens by the day, as she proves her versatility in almost any discipline. From jumping, to trail riding, to simply loving a good grooming, this mare is a treasure like no other.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Easy keeper; not dominant in the herd

Aspree

  • AGE: 23
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • FEE: $800

Cute as a button with a patient and affectionate personality to match, Aspree has spent the majority of her life as a riding and children’s 4-H horse. At 23 years old her days of highs speed and fast, tight turns under saddle are behind her. That said, she will make a wonderful lower-level riding horse for a lucky new adopter. Aspree has been diagnosed with Fibrotic Myopathy in her hamstring by our vet. This is purely a mechanical issue that occasionally manifests itself as a short-strided step. It does not cause pain or limit her capability as a light ride horse. Aspree is still a relatively new arrival to CHR, and we will continue to provide updates on her riding and groundwork strengths.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Very kind, patient mare; light ride only

Chooli

  • AGE: ~6
  • BREED: Grade
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: TBD / Pony
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Advanced
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $500

*Currently in foster care* This sweet little guy is a sensitive do-gooder who will make a fantastic addition to anyone’s herd. As a stray rounded up in New Mexico, Chooli spent his life out on the open range living wild and free. He is currently in our training program to learn the basics. Chooli can be haltered and led, and he tolerates human contact. As he becomes more comfortable with people we expect this adorable little pony to flourish and thrive in whatever obstacles lie ahead.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Started under saddle, will need advanced rider/handler; easy keeper

Gulliver

  • AGE: ~10
  • BREED: Grade
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 15.1 hh
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Advanced
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $1500

Gifted with exceptional forward movement, Gulliver can cover ground with ease. Boasting a thoughtful and level-headed nature, Gulliver is a sweet boy who is both smart and willing to please. It’s clear that he thinks through all situations presented to him. As he is still green under saddle, Gulliver needs a trainer or advanced-level rider to continue his education at this point. An ideal home for this athletic boy is one where his mind AND body are both put to work. Gulliver is a more dominant gelding in the herd, and he will require a strong leader in his human companion. As Gulliver continues in the training program we will learn more about this amazing horse, and his educational foundation will only continue to grow.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Recently started under saddle; easy keeper; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 245 pounds

Hanna

  • AGE: 10
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: TBD
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Strong Intermediate
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $4000

Hanna is an amazing 10-year-old Registered Quarter Horse mare who not only has looks, but brains as well. Surrendered by a loving owner in crisis, this gorgeous red head continues to prove her versatility and willingness as a riding horse. She is a very smart, willing, and athletic mare with a solid training foundation. She is simply looking for someone to unlock her potential. Hanna is not suitable as a Gymkhana horse, as she has slight performance anxiety. She is perfectly suited to be a trail, pleasure, or family horse. She neck reins, direct reins, and has been ridden on CHR’s property both with other horses and alone. Steady as can be, she is an absolute joy to spend time with. Honestly, this horse can and will do anything once you gain her trust!

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

Jimi

  • AGE: 20
  • BREED: Quarter Horse
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $1000

Jimi came to the rescue along with his buddy, Mandalay. He is said to have been a fabulous trail and pleasure horse, and after having gone through our evaluation process he has proved himself to be a kind, gentle, and willing individual. He rides Western or English and will go wherever you point him. Independent and ready to find his forever home, Jimi is suitable for beginner and advanced horsemen alike! Sensitive to subtle cues yet forgiving with new riders, Jimi is everything you could want in a horse. With size, color, and a gentle nature, Jimi is sure to capture the hearts of all who meet him.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Easy keeper; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 250 pounds

Piper

  • AGE: ~18
  • BREED: Paso Fino
  • GENDER: Mare
  • HEIGHT: 14.1 hh
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Trainer
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: Not performance level
  • FEE: $800

Only a day away from ending up at a local feedlot, Piper was saved from this unfortunate situation. Sweet, kind, and willing are a few words to describe this amazingly beautiful little horse. At just 14.1hh, she is a small powerhouse of try. Gaited and smooth with no signs of lameness, Piper is the hot-blooded, go-go mare of your dreams. Since she has been with us Piper has proven to be a sweet and sensitive individual who loves to explore new places. She rides around the property like a steam engine, bareback and in just a rope halter. She has yet to be ridden with a bit, and with her small back and high withers we are restricted to bareback until a properly-fitted saddle can be found. She will, however, stand to be saddled and seems to not be bothered by a breast collar or back cinch. Piper is a confident mare when it comes to tolerating her surroundings, and she requires a calm, easy-going, confident rider who won’t pressure her into performing her gait. She is sensitive to her rider and will need a calm individual who likes a horse with go. Stay tuned as we uncover more about this amazing little mare that found her second chance at life!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION: Easy keeper; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 150 pounds

Ransome

  • AGE: 13
  • BREED: Thoroughbred
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 16.2 hh
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: Not Performance Level
  • FEE: $1200

Ransome is a spunky and very sensitive gelding. His lengthy racing career landed him with bowed tendons in both front legs, but with front shoes he is now moving very well. Ransome has had some training under saddle since his race days, and he is learning to relax and bend his body appropriately. Due to the injuries he sustained in his racing days, he is suitable for flat work, but not jumping or cross country. He will make a great English or Western horse, and really enjoys trail riding. At this point, he requires and advanced/intermediate rider that can help him become the best horse he can be. He is a very willing partner with loads of potential.

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION:Requires front shoes; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 300 lbs

Ray

  • AGE: 17
  • BREED: Thoroughbred
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 16 hh
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Intermediate
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: Not performance level
  • FEE: $1000

Ray is an incredible horse just waiting to find his forever home. For 9 years he raced on the track, until finally he couldn’t keep up with the high intensity of a career athlete. Now 17 years young, Ray is perfectly suited for someone looking to improve their riding and schooling skills. Ray is not just your average OTTB. He is a strong, brave, curious, and willing partner who wants to please. This horse has looks that go on for miles – long legs, a chiseled face, and a well-proportioned muscular body.

This one-of-a-kind boy is suited for an intermediate to advanced-level rider. Ray is an incredible athlete who performs not only in the arena but out on the trail. That’s right – the trail! To add to his growing list of skills, Ray was recently highlighted on Julie Goodnight’s show for how to improve collection. His resume continues to grow as he played the role of ambassador at CHR’s 2016 Mane Event. Standing quietly and willingly outside the Westin Hotel in Westminster, he was the perfect gentleman.

Due to his lengthy racing career, this nearly 17hh giant will never pursue a life of jumping. His hocks hive mild arthritis, making jumping too strenuous. As a flat work or trail horse, Ray is the perfect candidate. There IS more to life than jumping for a retired racehorse. Let Ray be the man to show you just how fabulous it can be!

HEALTH/BEHAVIORAL INFORMATION:Requires front shoes; has some minor arthritis in both hocks; recommended maximum weight load (rider plus tack) = 280 lbs

Sebastian

  • AGE: 10
  • BREED: Hanoverian
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 17 hh
  • 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

Tex

  • AGE: 10
  • BREED: Paint
  • GENDER: Gelding
  • HEIGHT: 15 hh
  • RIDER EXPERIENCE: Advanced
  • RIDING LIMITATIONS: None
  • FEE: $1500

Tex is a big, bold, and stunning registered Paint gelding with a can-do attitude towards life. Even though he has no paint markings, he is still a very handsome and well-built boy. Tex was a well-loved gelding whose human owners simply fell on hard times. At nine years old he is ready for whatever life has to throw at him! Currently under saddle, Tex is still a green horse who had not carried a rider before his days at CHR. With his smart and people-pleasing attitude, he is well on his way to a life of trail, ranch versatility, or whatever you see yourself doing with this amazing horse. Stay tuned as he progresses through his training here at CHR!

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