The Horses on this page are available for adoption as riding horses.
These horses are either in saddle training or have completed saddle training.
The Training Level Progress Report or Evaluation for each horse is posted in the listing.
Possible adopters are encouraged to review the videos (if available), the Progress Reports/Evaluations to help you decide if this horse is a match for you. Also please complete the Riding Experience Checklist form. This checklist will help determine what level of horse is a good match for you.
Chief is a 22 year old gelding standing about 15 HH. He is a "been there, done that" kind of guy. Chief is a very gentle horse, content to go on a ride with or without other horses along. He is well trained, and will work off your legs when being ridden. Due to an old wire injury to his right front pastern Chief has a slight reduction in range of motion for that foot, making him a "walk/trot" horse. Chief stands for the farrier, trailers, stands tied all very well. He is up to date on vaccinations, deworming and farrier work. The right home for Chief would be with a person wanting to do casual trail riding.
Adoption fee for Chief is $450
Thor came to FCER as an owner surrender earlier this year. He was underweight and suffering from malnutrition. It took some months to get Thor back on track, but once we did - what a wonderful horse we discovered! At 19 years old, Thor is a very experienced trail horse, and loves the trail much more than the round pen or the arena. He truly excels when being ridden on the trail. He is sound, solid and ready to go now for the advance intermediate rider. His one hiccup is he does prefer to pivot on his fore when asked to turn. This is easily overcome by working with him to teach him what you want.Thor is 19 years old, a gelding, up to date on vaccinations, teeth floating, deworming and farrier work. He is sound and solid. Thor loads and stands in the trailer while you get out and shut the door. He stands like a gem for the farrier. And he needs a person who will appreciate his willingness and eagerness to continue going down the trail.
As regal as her name, Athena is quite a nice horse. She is a 5 year old mustang, and stands about 14.2 HH. Athena is currently in our Natural Horsemanship Saddle Training Program where she is making great progress. She is doing advanced ground work now, in preparation for saddling. The perfect adopter for Athena would be willing to work with her using Natural Horsemanship techniques. Athena leads, loads, stands for the farrier and a bonus - she likes people! She is up to date on vaccinations, deworming and farrier work.
ADOPTION FEE FOR ATHENA IS $350
Glacier is a 10 year old 14.3 HH mustang gelding. He has completed his saddle training and is ready for a new trail partner. At this point he needs a competent rider who can ride a green horse. Glacier is current on vaccinations, deworming and farrier work.
Please click on the links below to view Glacier's Trail Ride & Neighborhood Ride Evaluations
Mamacita is a 5 year old mustang mare from the El Rito area. She is small, about 13.3 Hands. She is currently starting saddle training, which is going very well. We are now 2 line driving her. Mamacita has a gentle demeanor and will make the right person a great trail partner. We encourage potential adopters to come out to watch her training sessions. She is up to date on vaccinations, farrier work and deworming.
UPDATE 5-7-21- Mamacita has begun her saddle training with Michele in Dolores! And she's had 2 rides, which went great!!
Adoption Fee for Mamacita is $450
Mamacita has been adopted!
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