Rideable horses for Adoption

Cloud

Birth Year: 2005

Height: 14.2 Hands

Breed/Sex: Paint mare


Cloud came to LEARN in November of 2016 from Bamberg County Animal Control with Lakota, a BLM Mustang and their colt, Indian Rain.   All three were underweight and had been neglected for quite some time.   (Rain has been adopted!)   At some point in her life Cloud was not handled by kind nor patient owners making her slow to trust.   Fortunately after spending some time at the rescue, she is starting to learn that not all humans are bad.  She has obviously been trail ridden,  but does not know leads or collection. With the right trainer this pretty, nice moving mare will do well in the ring or as a pleasure horse.  She must be adopted by an experienced rider, preferably a trainer.  


Cloud is available to adopt, sponsor, or foster.  

Bono AKA Bonneau

Birth Year: 1998

Hands: 17.1

Breed: Registered Thoroughbred


Bono is a South Carolina native.  Bred, born, and raised in Summerville. He is a Registered Thoroughbred  (Screen Latch) that came into LEARN on April 19, 2011, severely emaciated and covered in rain rot. Bono started in 26 races then, when he was no longer a money maker, he was sold or given away until he finally ended up a starvation case in a back yard. Bono is sound and has no lameness issues. He was ridden at one point with a saddle and no saddle pad and has scaring on his withers from that incident. Bono is best suited for light riding. Bono has trust issues from the lack of care he received in the past and needs to be a one-person horse.   


Bono is available to adopt, sponsor, or foster.

Patrick

Birth Year: 2014

Height: 13 Hands

Breed/Sex: Paint gelding


Patrick came to LEARN as a severe starvation case in January of 2018.   He was very weak, a 1 on the Henneke scale.  After a few months of rehabilitation Patrick is now healthy and has gone from being very timid to friendly and curious.  Patrick has started basic ground work and will need training.  


Patrick is available to adopt, sponsor, or foster

Susie Q

Birth Year: 2000

Height: 15.2 Hands

Breed/Sex: BLM Mustang mare


Susie Q came to us from Camden, SC in December of 2017 along with 5 other neglected horses as a severe starvation case.   We contacted the BLM and were given the following information on Susie Q's past:   

 

Her freezemark is 00834552, putting her at 18 years old, she was originally gathered from the Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Area in Wyoming on 2/15/2003, they estimated she was a three year old when she was gathered, she is titled, from our records her adopter received the certificate of title 5/16/2004.


Susie Q has little formal handling and although she originally did not trust humans, she is starting to realize we aren't all bad.  The fact that we arrive with feed and treats has been helpful.    She will need an experienced Mustang trainer.  Ideally, we would like Susie Q to find a forever home with a Mustang rescue.

  

Susie Q is available to adopt, sponsor, or foster.  

Moe

Birth Year: 1998

Height: 15.1 hands

Breed/Sex: Thoroughbred gelding


Moe is an off the track thoroughbred who enjoyed a second career was as a polo pony. He has not been ridden in 5 years and needs tune up and an experienced rider. Moe has an old hock injury apparent yet he is sound in pasture and barefoot.   Moe pastures well with other horses and is very friendly, especially if you have a treat!


Moe is available to adopt, sponsor, or foster.  

Hollywood

Birth Year: 2006

Height: 16.1 Hands

Breed/Sex: Reg. Quarter Horse gelding


Before coming to LEARN, Hollywood - "Jess A Blue Blazin" - won several races and was retired as a trail horse. He is a gentle giant and a favorite with our volunteers as he adores attention, especially grooming. Hollywood had a chip removed from his right knee years ago and still can be lightly trail ridden.  Our veterinarians will x-ray and further evaluate the knee and suggest further care if needed.  He is a cribber if not wearing a cribbing collar.   Hollywood ties, stands for farrier, loads, and is well mannered. Hollywood is a great EGALA candidate.  


Hollywood is available to adopt, sponsor, or foster. 

Jethro

Birth Year: 2003

Hands: 15.3

Breed/Sex: Thoroughbred gelding


Jethro is a bay Thoroughbred gelding with no papers or tattoo. He is a friendly guy with a fun personality who absolutely loves to play in the water, whether it be a puddle or water trough.  He has been trail ridden by men and women and pastures well with other horses. He is up to date on dental, farrier, vaccines, and coggins.  Jethro would make a great husband horse.

Lakota

Birth Year: 2001

Height: 15 hands

Breed/Sex: BLM Mustang gelding


Lakota is a blue roan BLM gelding who has trust issues, hard earned we are sure.  Lakota, came to us via animal control in a neighboring county in November os 2016.   He came to us with a mare, Painted Cloud (also for adoption), and her colt Rain (adopted!).   The three horses had been on a property for a few years and were underweight and hadn't had a lot of human interaction.   With unconditional love and a good feed program Lakota has gained over 200 pounds and some trust for his humans here.   He has gone through 30 days of training.   He will need more training when he finds the right person.   With kindness and compassion this gorgeous horse will morph into someone's forever mount.



Major Minor AKA M&M

Birth Year: 2005

Hands: 16.1

Breed/Sex: Thoroughbred gelding


M&M is a bay Thoroughbred gelding, with no papers in hand or tattoo.  However, you can trace his name through the jockey club. M&M has been roped off of and  trail ridden by men and women. He is gentle and very affectionate.   He is up to date on dental, farrier, vaccines, and coggins and  would make a great husband horse.

Walt-Adopted!

Birth Year: 2014

Height: 13 Hands

Breed/Sex: Mustang cross gelding


Walt came to LEARN in December of 2017 as a severe starvation case.  He is small for his age due to lack of nutrition for the first few years of his life.   Walt has no formal training and has started with basic ground work.   He will need an experienced trainer  Walt is an extrovert and is very sweet and curious.   He is an excellent hunter/jumper prospect.


Goose Feathers-Adopted!

Birth Year: 1999

Hands: 16

Breed: Registered Thoroughbred


Goose Feathers was ridden through a local horse auction, extremely underweight (a 2.5 on the Henneke Scale) and she was in dire need of hoof care. Her rider was whipping Goose with the reins and kicking her sides. A concerned LEARN supporter purchased Goose for $300. When the papers were presented to the buyer she discovered that Goose Feathers was royally bred, sold for $55,000 as a weanling, and was eligible to race in the Breeders Cup whem she was younger. Her sire (father), Honor and Glory, raced in the 1996 Kentucky Derby and Goose ran in 8 races before being retired to the broodmare barn for breeding.  

Lara-Adopted!

Birth Year: 2013

Hands: 14.2

Breed: Grey Welsh Cross


Lara came to LEARN from Camden, SC in December of 2017 along with 5 other neglected horses as a starvation case. Her rehabilitation has progressed well. Lara has no formal training and has now been started with basic groundwork. Lara is an introvert and will need an experienced, patient trainer. She is best suited for someone who can offer one on one training.  Lara is an excellent hunter/jumper prospect.

Pasture Mates for Adoption

Gunner

Birth Year: 2010

Height: 14.2 Hands

Breed/Sex: Appaloosa gelding


Gunner was an owner turn in situation. He was deemed "wild" and "crazy" and "dangerous" and his sides were crushed in from previous attack by a stallion when Gunner was just a colt. The woman said she had been advised, by two farriers to shoot the "dangerous animal."   We welcomed Gunner to our rescue group and he was neither crazy, nor wild, nor dangerous but his had been a life of trials and tribulations. Three years later and Gunner has learned that not all people are bad and being groomed feels good, even when done gently over his severely crushed chest walls and neck. Through his situation we have been reminded that every life matters and love conquers all.  

Gunner is fully sponsored until he finds his forever home.

Ruby Louise

Birth Year: 2000

Height: 14 Hands

Breed/Sex: Arabian mare


Ruby Louise came to LEARN from Orangeburg County Animal Control as a starvation case. Today, she is fully rehabilitated and ready for her new home!  Ruby would make a wonderful companion horse, as she is not rideable due to a tendon issue with her back leg.   Ruby is very sweet and an "in your pocket" mare who pastures well with other mares.  

Ruby Lousie is available to adopt, sponsor, or foster.  

Interested in Adopting?

If you are interested in adopting one of our horses, please follow the link below to read over our adoption process and submit an adoption application. Our adoption coordinator will contact you after we receive your application.


Adoption/Foster Coordinator:

 dacey@learnhorserescue.org