Horses who will live out their lives at L.E.A.R.N. due to age or health issues.

Our Forever Family

Whisper

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!

Little Dusty

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!  

Edisto

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!

Sailor

12 YEAR OLD FROSTED APPALOOSA

 PONY OF THE AMERICAS GELDING


In his former life, Sailor ranked 2nd in the POA 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.  Sailor is fully sponsored!

Frenchy

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. 

Bristol

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!


Molly

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!


Goodie

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

Bono

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.

Forever Mini Family

Smarty Pants

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. Smarty Pants is fully sponsored!

Annie

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".  Annie is fully sponsored!

Ernie

 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.  Ernie is fully sponsored!