Birth Year: 2005
Height: 14.2 Hands
Breed/Sex: Paint mare
Cloud came to L.E.A.R.N. 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. Now all three are happy and healthy and Rain was adopted in December of 2017! 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. Cloud has 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. Cloud must be adopted by an experienced rider.
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!
Birth Year: 2001
Height: 15 hands
Breed/Sex: BLM Mustang gelding
Lakota is a blue roan BLM Mustang gelding who has trust issues, hard earned we are sure. Lakota, came to us via animal control in a neighboring county in November of 2016 along 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 and will need more training when he finds the right person. Although Lakota is blind in his left eye but it does not seem to bother him. With kindness and compassion this gorgeous horse will morph into someone's forever mount.
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. The BLM gave us some information on her 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 believe Susie Q would be happiest finding a forever home with a Mustang rescue.
Birth Year: 2005
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 needs a rider weighing 125 lbs or less.
Birth Year: 2006
Height: 16.1 Hands
Breed/Sex: Reg. Quarter Horse gelding
Before coming to L.E.A.R.N., Hollywood - "Jess A Blue Blazin" - won several races and then was retired as a trail horse. He is a gentle giant and a favorite with our volunteers as he adores attention, especially grooming. Everyone who meets him falls in love with him. 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 and is a great EGALA candidate.
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 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.
Birth Year: 2000
Height: 14 Hands
Breed/Sex: Arabian mare
Ruby Louise came to L.E.A.R.N. 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.
10 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, 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 in his stall 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!
23 YEAR DUN QUARTER HORSE GELDING
Dusty has had no formal training, but has been trail ridden most of his life and is a very mannered boy. Dusty is a favorite amonst our volunteers as he is gentle and reminds everyone of 'Spirit' from the Disney movie of the same name. Dusty would love a sponsor!
10 YEAR OLD LEOPARD APPALOOSA MULE GELDING
An appaloosa mule that came in 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!
12 YEAR OLD FROSTED APPALOOSA
PONY OF THE AMERICAS GELDING
In his former life, Sailor ranked 2nd in the POA (Pony of the Americas) national standing for lunge line and halter. After several injuries while in the ownership of others, he was retired at L.E.A.R.N. for light riding. He is a nice sweet fellow and Frenchy's main squeeze.
16 YEAR OLD GRAY PONY OF THE AMERICAS MARE
Frenchy was a brood mare, turned in by her previous owners because they could no longer afford her care. Affectionately referred to as "The Goddess," Frenchy is now retired from pony parties and is Sailor's lady love.
16 YEAR OLD WARMBLOOD CROSS MARE
Bristol is a 15.3 hand Warmblood cross mare. She is a retired hunter/jumper and due to an old snake injury to her coronet band is primarily a pasture mate although she can do some light trail riding. Bristol is a very friendly mare and is Whisper's new girlfriend. Bristol is fully sponsored!
38 YEAR OLD GRAY CONNEMARA PONY MARE
Molly is a 13 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 pasturemates. Molly is fully sponsored!
21 YEAR OLD REGISTERED QUARTER HORSE GELDING
Registered name Hot Good Bar aka Goodie, is a 15.1 hand AQHA retired Western Pleasure show horse. He was adopted out by a wonderful family 11 years ago. They used Goodie as a trail horse across the east coast, then he taught their granddaughter how to ride. Now, at 21 years of age, he is retired from the physically demanding work of mountainous trail riding and 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 is quite mischievous and enjoys "helping" our volunteers with farm chores in his own special way. Goodie is available for sponsorship only and greatly appreciates kind people coming out to groom and adore him. He especially likes yummy treats
20 YEAR OLD REGISTERED THOROUGHBRED GELDING
Registered name Screen Latch aka Bono is a 17.1 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. 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 needs to be a one-person horse as he has trust issues from lack of care he received in the past and is best suited for light riding.
20 YEAR OLD CHESTNUT MINI GELDING
Smarty is a favorite at pony parties and has pulled many L.E.A.R.N. friends and guests on his pony cart. He's a cute little guy and everyone loves is 'Fabio'-like mane. He and Annie were married at an event at the farm a few years ago and are inseparable.
18 YEAR OLD CHESTNUT & WHITE MINI
Annie's registered name is "Moon Over My Annie" and after her marriage to Smarty Pants at an event at the rescue a few years ago, she likes to go by "Mrs. Pants".
20 YEAR OLD BAY MINI GELDING
Ernie is a precious little guy! So curious and friendly that we had a hard time getting his picture! Ernie doesn't think he is a mini and pastures well with horses of all sizes. He especially likes to get into trouble with his buddy Goody. We believe that he was shown at halter in a previous life. He is a recovered founder case, so must wear a muzzle when in a lush pasture.