Birth Year: 2012
Height: 13.3 hands
Breed/Sex: Gaited Pony Gelding
Sonny' is a very sweet and willing gelding. His ideal person would preferably be someone smaller and younger. Perhaps an advanced beginner that has been taking lessons and is now ready to own a horse with the guidance of a horse savy parent and a trainer. He can be stubborn at times but will listen once you offer correction. He is more woah than go but could offer more speed as his balance and confidence increases. He was last weight taped at about 690 so he is on the smaller side, but perfect for a kid. Sonny will require further training after adoption.
What is super unique about Sonny is that he is a pseudo hermaphrodite which sounds odd but he doesn’t have any crazy issues connected with it. Basically he has teats where his sheath would be and his sheath is below his tail. He IS a male and he IS a gelding. He had his castration surgery done at the university of Georgia. Sonny is currently pastured with geldings and they have no issues. He is a lover of all and makes friends with mares and geldings alike when introduced.
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Birth Year: 2010
Height: 14.2 Hands
Breed/Sex: Appaloosa gelding
Gunner was an owner turn in situation. He was deemed "wild", "crazy" and "dangerous" and his left side was crushed in from an attack by a stallion when Gunner was just a colt. The woman 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. It is now a few years later and Gunner has learned that not all people are bad and being groomed feels good, 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.
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Birth Year: 2006
Height: 14.2 Hand
Breed/Sex: Paint Mare
Cloud came to L.E.A.R.N. in November of 2016 from Bamberg County Animal Control along with a BLM Mustang stallion named Lakota and their colt, Indian Rain. All three were underweight and had been neglected for quite some time. At some point in her life Cloud was not handled by kind nor patient owners, originally making her slow to trust. After taking time to heal, both physically and emotionally, she has learned that not all humans are bad. In fact, Cloud now loves attention and is often the first one at the fence ready for a good scratch. Cloud has been trail ridden, but does not know leads or collection. She has some vernacular issues and therefore is only adoptable for light riding by children.
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Birth Year: 2001
Breed/Sex: BLM Mustang Mare
Susie Q came to us from Camden, SC in December of 2017 with 5 other neglected horses as a severe starvation case. Susie Q has little formal handling and although she originally did not trust humans, She is starting to realize humans aren't all that bad and over time has formed a strong bond with the two, full-time volunteers who care for her and her parturemate, M&M. Susie will need an experienced Mustang trainer.
The BLM gave us some information on her past: Her freezemark is 00834552, putting her at 20 years old. She was originally gathered from the Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Area in Wyoming on 2/15/2003 and they estimated she was a three year old when she was gathered, She is titled - 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.
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Birth Year: 2011
Breed/Sex: Quarter Horse Mare
Birth Year: 2006
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, trail ridden and is gentle and very affectionate. He pastures well with other horses and is up to date on dental, farrier, vaccines, and coggins. Due to a previous back injury M&M is adoptable for light riding by children only.
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Birth Year: 2005
Breed/Sex: Fresian cross Gelding
Birth Year: 2004
Breed/Sex: Quarter Horse Mare
6 YEAR PAINT GELDING
Thank you to his guardian angel Charlie Mitchel
20 YEAR OLD MARSH TACKY GELDING
Thank you to his guardian angel Charlie Mitchel
Thank you to his guardian angel Claude Loadholt
11 YEAR OLD PAINT GELDING
In 2012 Berkeley Animal Control convinced the owner of a 3 yr old “medicine hat” paint stallion, later to be named Whisper, to relinquish his custody to L.E.A.R.N. Whisper arrived at L.E.A.R.N. 400 pounds underweight and assessed at a 1 on the Henneke Conditioning Scale. He suffered from severe rain rot, chemical burns and maggot infestation. Whisper was provided with around the clock critical care to ensure a complete rehabilitation.
Throughout his recovery Whisper never showed any resentment toward humans and became very fond of the constant love and attention. L.E.A.R.N.’s commitment, dedication and faith aided in what can only be only described as a miraculous recovery. Today you will find Whisper at our main farm “patiently” waiting for someone to come by with a snack and a few minutes to adore and dote on him.
Whisper is fully sponsored!
48 YEAR OLD CONNEMARA PONY MARE
Molly is a 14 hand gray Connemara pony mare who came to LEARN on St. Patrick's Day of 2010 in unacceptable condition. She was very thin with a heavy parasite and sand load. She also had an untreated injury that was severely infected. After recovery at LEARN, Molly was adopted by a local family and had her own little boy for five years.
Once the child lost interest in riding a few years ago, Molly returned to LEARN and has been a pony party favorite for many. All of the children believe Molly to be a magical unicorn and they love to adorn her with water based paints. Although Molly has had melanoma for two years now, she is doing well and spends her days grazing and sunning herself with her pasture mates.
Molly would love her very own sponsor!
23 YEAR OLD THOROUGHBRED GELDING
Amberwolf, aka Wolf, came to us, along with four other horses, on November 19, 2019, through a Dorchester County Animal Control call. His body score was a 2 on the Henneke Scale which is a severe starvation case.
We were able to read Wolf's Jockey Club lip tattoo and found this, his life story:
Wolf was born on January 12, 1999, in Kentucky. Belvedere Farm consigned Wolf to a sale as a yearling and he sold for $80,000.00. As a two year old Wolf was sold again for $95,000.00. His race career, on paper, was short and not profitable for whatever reason. Wolf was, most likely, sold for little or nothing as most thoroughbreds are once they are no longer a "commodity."
God only knows what life was like for Wolf until the last owner "rescued" him from an auction house in Ohio. Prior to the last owner basically abandoning the horses in 2013, Wolf was, reportedly, ridden by teenage girls and was cared for to some extent. Unfortunately Wolf's story is not uncommon and many like him do not land in good places. We, at LEARN, have a heart for these older, discarded souls, the ones who truly have suffered after their perceived "worth" is diminished due to no fault of their own.
Wolf would love you to sponsor him!
27 YEAR OLD LEOPARD APPALOOSA MULE GELDING
An appaloosa mule that came to us for training, Edisto didn't get on well with his owner who ultimately made the hard decision to surrender him to L.E.A.R.N. After months of training, trail riding and lots of love, he has decided that life is pretty good with us!! Due to his laid back nature, Edisto has given many adults and children their first horse (or mule) ride. He loves the sweet folks who come to visit and bring treats!
Eddie would love to find a sponsor!
24 YEAR OLD REGISTERED THOROUGHBRED GELDING
Registered name 'Screen Latch' aka Bono is a 16.1 hand registered Thoroughbred and a South Carolina native. Bred, born and raised in Summerville, he came to L.E.A.R.N. on April 19, 2011 severely emaciated and covered in rain rot. In his younger days Bono started in 26 races but 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.
27 YEAR DUN QUARTER HORSE GELDING
Dusty has had no formal training, but has been trail ridden most of his life and is a very well mannered boy. Dusty is a favorite amongst our volunteers as he is gentle and reminds everyone of 'Spirit' from the Disney movie of the same name.
Dusty would love a sponsor!
28 YEAR OLD TENNESSEE WALKER MARE
25 YEAR OLD MINI GELDING
Ernie is a very sweet little guy, with a big personality. He gets along well with larger horses (most likely because he thinks he is one of them). Ernie is available for foster..
24 YR OLD QUARTER HORSE GELDING
Goodie, registered name 'Hot Good Bar', is a 15.1 hand AQHA retired Western Pleasure show horse. He was adopted out to a wonderful family many years ago - they used Goodie as a trail horse across the east coast, then he taught their granddaughter how to ride. Now, at 24 years of age, he is retired from the physically demanding work of mountainous trail riding and has returned to LEARN to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. He still likes to hack around on short trails or attend the occasional local playday horse shows with a few lucky LEARN volunteers. Goodie is available for sponsorship only and greatly appreciates kind people coming out to groom and adore him.