You can also check out the horses in Rehab and see if there is a special horse that catches your eye there. If so, please feel free to email us with questions as to how the rehab is progressing and when we think the horse will be available for adoption. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can help us support these horses by donating or sponsoring! It costs money to bring these horses back to good health and prepare them for a new home. We appreciate your kindness and generosity!
Please note that the horses that are fostered are still available for adoption.
McKinley (Mickey) is a bright, energetic 4 year old filly. She is confident and willing. McKinley originally came to us as an orphan in 2016, and was adopted. But her adopters situation changed and Mickey came back to FCER. She halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier. Mickey has not been started under saddle. The perfect home for her would be with a person using Natural Horsemanship techniques to continue her training. UTD on vaccinations, deworming and hoof care.
Adoption Fee for Mickey is $250
Pecos is a 12 year old paint gelding. Once a wild horse, he is currently in training with our Plan 4 Progress program. Pecos leads, loads, and picks up his feet. The right home for Pecos would continue his training using Natural Horsemanship techniques. If desired, the adopter can continue Pecos in the Plan 4 Progress at no cost. Pecos is smart, engaging and willing to learn. He is NOT saddle trained.
Adoption fee for Pecos is $250
Rambler is a gorgeous 7 year old dark bay gelding. Originally a wild horse from the Thoreau area, Rambler is being trained using Natural Horsemanship Techniques through online and hands on sessions. Potential adopters are encouraged to participate in this training at no expense to them. He stands about 14.3 HH and weighs about 800 lbs.
Adoption Fee for Rambler is $350
Dickens is a beautiful palomino gelding that was once wild. He is 4 years old and stands about 14 HH. Very smart and engaging, Dickens is still learning to be a good partner. He's friendly and wants to play, but his handler will have to set boundaries and make Dickens honor them. He halters and leads, and is current on vaccinations and deworming. The right home for Dickens would be with a person who will continue Dicken's education using Natural Horsemanship techniques. He is not saddle trained. We are working on his Ground Manners now.
Adoption Fee for Dickens is $250
and includes enrollment into
the 2019 Plan for Progress Training Program
Thumper is a 10 year old gelding. Originally from a herd of wild horses rounded up when they trespassed onto state land, he is now transitioning to domestic life. Thumper is so named because he thumps his front foot on the ground when he is feeling anxious. Thumper is incredibly sensitive and will need a calm and steady hand in training. He is about 14.2 HH and weighs about 800 lbs.
A video of Thumper in a training session is available here -
Adoption Fee for Thumper is $250
Smokey is a 6year old gelding that was born in the wild. His mother is Callie, a small black mare. Callie was captured around the El Rito area when she strayed onto private land. Smokey is a pony, standing about 13 HH. He retains his mustang instincts, and will need a person willing to spend time bonding with him using natural horsemanship techniques. He leads, loads, and stands for the farrier. Smokey's adoption fee includes 4 lessons for Smokey and his person with a professional trainer.
Adoption Fee for Smokey is $250
Ruth is a beautiful 7 year old mare. Once a wild horse, Ruth came to FCER after being captured as part of a "trespass" herd on US Forest Service land near Cuba, NM. Pregnant at the time, her baby has since moved on and now Ruth is ready for a new home too. She halters, leads, loads and stands for the farrier. Ruth is NOT saddle trained, and will require the patient hands of an experienced person to continue her training using Natural Horsemanship techniques. She's a good girl, and tries to please.
Adoption fee for Ruth is $300
includes 4 lessons with a Natural Horsemanship
trainer for Ruth and human.
Joe is a nice 13 year old paint gelding standing about 14.2 hands. His people couldn't take care of him anymore due to age and health issues. Joe is gentle, and can be handled. The right home for Joe would use Natural Horsemanship methods to train him to ride. He leads, loads, and stands for the farrier.
ADOPTION FEE FOR JOE IS $300
Chama is a 5 year old wild horse gelding from the Chama area of New Mexico. He is now trained to halter, lead and stand for the farrier. Chama is small, about 13 HH and will be a small horse. He is very smart, but shy around people. He will need patient hands to help him become a riding partner. Chama is current on vaccinations, deworming and farrier work.
Adoption Fee for Chama is $250
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