The Horses on this page are available for adoption as riding horses.
These horses are either currently in training working toward saddle training, OR they have completed their saddle training.
These horses are not seasoned riding horses unless so listed.
The Training Level Progress Report for each horse is posted in the listing.
Possible adopters are encouraged to review the videos and the Progress Reports to help you decide if this horse is a match for you.
If you are interested in a horse that is currently at the trainer and wish to observe the horse during a training session, please make arrangements through the FCER office to do so.
Epona is a nice 4 year old dark bay filly. She is tall and big boned so she will be a 16.2 HH or more when mature. She looks to be at least part draft horse. Epona was part of a herd of horses that were relinquished by a hoarder. She is currently in her 3rd month of saddle training, having completed 60 days already. Being part draft, Epona is very calm and doesn't spook at anything. She has been working herding cattle. Epona is current on deworming, vaccinations and we're working on her hoof care.
Adoption fee for Epona is $700
Queenie (aka Nizhoni) is that rare horse which is calm by nature, gentle, and forgiving of human missteps. She is a lovely little mare with a sweet face and a sweet demeanor. She does not have a mean bone in her body. Queenie appreciates being treated with respect; both on the ground and in the saddle. She is easy and sensitive to ride. She has a good feel for what the rider wants and is willing to give that, provided the rider knows what he/she wants and can clearly convey that. In her training so far she has been mainly ridden in arena and round-pen at walk & trot, as well as out on walkabouts. Unless spooked or provoked she has no great desire to run fast. We ride her in a snaffle bit and she yields at the poll when asked gently. However, if the rider gets rough or hard handed she will brace in resistance and shake her head. Queenie willmake an intermediate rider a real nice trail horse. She was running with a band of wild horses when captured, although she has some obvious domestic breeding. We estimate her to be about 8 years old, about 15 HH and about 900 lbs. Queenie is currently in the “Chance For A Lifetime” Program and being shown to prospective adopters by Erica Hess and Joost Lammers at For the Heart of the Horses Ranch in Santa Fe.
To make an appointment to see Queenie please call 505-474-5480
Adoption Fee for Queenie is $800
Includes lessons for Queenie and Adopter with Erica and Joost.
Katie is a nice riding horse for casual riding. Last Saturday she completed a 7 mile trail with a 14 year old rider and did very well. She is 25 years old and stands about 15 hands high. Although Katie doesn't think 25 is old, we are looking for a home for her that will do only casual 3-4 hour trail rides. She will do well for a light rider with medium riding skills. Katie loads well, stands for the farrier and is up to date on vaccinations, deworming and teeth floating.
Adoption fee for Katie is $400
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