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.
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 $150
Smokey is a 5 year 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 $150
Thred (named Thred because he is the third horse who came to us with the name Red) is an 18 year old gelding. He is a beautiful liver chestnut, standing about 14.3 and weighing in around 800 lbs. Thred has been ridden in his past, and currently is in training to renew his skills. He is energetic and ready to go, and will need a confident, light weight rider. For the right person Thred will make an awesome trail horse. He is current on his vaccinations, deworming, teeth floating and hoof care.
Thred's adoption fee is $400,
and includes 6 lessons with a FCER trainer for horse and adopter.
Pretty Lady is a stunning 10 year old mare. She and her baby came from a kill pen. The baby has been adopted, and now it is time for Pretty Lady to find a home. She is very intelligent and engaging. While she does halter, lead and load, she is NOT saddle trained. Pretty Lady needs a home with someone that has some experience or is willing to learn natural horsemanship. She is current on vaccinations, deworming, teeth floating and farrier care.
ADOPTION FEE FOR PRETTY LADY IS $300.00
Trudy is a very well built grey mare. She is 8 years old and was found roaming around outside of Cuba, NM. Standing right at 15 HH, Trudy is a stocky girl weighing about 1000 lbs. She is halter trained and stands for the farrier. Trudy is NOT saddle trained, however, she is very gentle and quiet. Trudy is up to date on vaccinations, deworming and teeth floating.
Adoption fee for Trudy is $250
Emmy is a beautiful dapple grey 9 year old mare. She stands about 15.1 hands and weighs about 1000 lbs. Emmy is probably a Quarter horse/Thoroughbred cross. Emmy is halter trained and will need a patient partner to guide her through being saddle trained. She is very gentle, but lacks confidence. She is current on vaccinations, deworming and teeth floating.
Adoption Fee for Emmy is $250
and includes 4 lessons on Natural Horsemanship techniques
Paddy is a well built 5 year old gelding. He is a domestic horse, but has been treated harshly and is untrusting of humans, especially in small spaces. Paddy is gentle and will need a person that can work with him to overcome his fear of people. He is NOT trained to ride. We have started his training using natural horsemanship techniques and he is responding well. Paddy stands about 14.3 HH and weighs about 1000 lb. He has great confirmation and will be an excellent trail partner. Six lessons with a professional natural horsemanship trainer are included in the adoption fee. Paddy is current on vaccinations, deworming, teeth floating and farrier work.
Adoption fee for Paddy is $300.
Cooper was once a wild colt roaming free in the Thoreau area of New Mexico. Now he is a curious, albeit skeptical, 6 year old gelding living at FCER. Cooper halters and stands for the farrier. He stands about 15 HH and weighs about 800 lbs. His animated trot is beautiful to watch. The perfect home would be with a person willing to spend the time to grow the trust needed to continue his training using Natural Horsemanship techniques.
Adoption fee for Cooper is $150
includes 6 sessions with a professional trainer for horse & human
Pomona is a 10 year old palomino mare. She came to FCER as part of a trespass herd rounded up by Cuba, NM. Pomona proved to be especially sensitive to humans, but has turned the corner and now is comfortable with people. Her weak spot is she loves to be brushed, especially when she is shedding. Pomona is halter trained, current on vaccination, deworming and hoof care. She is NOT trained to ride. Pomona needs a person that has time and patience. Building the relationship using Natural Horsemanship techniques must be the goal. She is a fairly large horse, standing about 16 HH and weighs about 1200 lbs.
Adoption Fee for Pomona is $250
Adoption fee includes time with a professional trainer, based on the skill level of the adopter.
Ruth is a beautiful 6 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 $150
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 4 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 $125
Sarah is a 13 year old Thoroughbred mare that was rescued by a kind lady. She's an off the track horse that just didn't run fast enough. Sarah has completed rehabilitation and is ready for a new home. We've treated her for ulcers, and she's fine now. Sarah does windsuck, although casually. Her ground manners are great. She leads, loads, stands for the farrier and likes to be groomed. Sarah has completed 30 days of saddle training, and is ready for a new life of casusal trail riding. ADOPTION FEE FOR SARAH IS $200
Cindy is an 11 year old registered Quarter Horse mare. Most of her life has been spent as a PMU (Pregnant Mare Urine) mare. She's been treated like livestock, and does not understand the finer aspects of the human-horse relationship. Cindy has had training on her ground manners, and can be haltered, led and stands for the farrier. She has never been ridden, and that will require someone willing to invest time to develop a relationship based on trust.
ADOPTION FEE FOR CINDY IS $250
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