Gerda's Equine Rescue

Adoptions

Below you can see the equines we currently have available for adoption. 

Please keep in mind that when you are adopting a rescue horse you are making a commitment for the remainder of its life. We want to find each rescued horse a loving, forever home.  Our adoption process is comprehensive and designed to assure the best possible match between our horses and potential adopters. 

Suitability is of the utmost importance in placing our horses.

You can download our adoption application below. When completed, please return this form to GER at  PO Box 1352,  West Townshend, VT 05359, or scan and e-mail to gerdasequinerescue@gmail.com

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Adoption Gallery

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ARTIC HEAT

THOROUGHBRED-GELDING-20 YRS. OLD- 16HH

ADOPTION DONATION$800

Artic Heat is a handsome Thoroughbred gelding who is looking for a home as your next trail partner. He’s rock solid, enjoys going out alone or with others and is known for his non spooky nature. If you’re looking for an unbelievably loving partner Artie’s you guy. He needs at least an intermediate rider and is currently being fostered in CT at North Meadow Farm. To arrange a visit please contact GER (802) 874-7213 between 9-5.

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ISABEL

APPALOOSA MINI-MARE-15 YRS. OLD-34”

ADOPTION DONATION $600

Isabel is about as sweet as they come! This cutie pie is blind in one eye but that doesn’t stop her from being the most devoted companion you’ve ever met! She’s easy to handle, enjoys being groomed and fussed over and is good for the vet and trimmer.



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O'CONNER

MINI-GELDING-20YRS OLD

ADOPTION DONATION $300

Just check out that kind eye! This older soul so badly wants to fall in love with someone. He’s on the shy side but once you catch him he leads well and even did great on our mock horse agility course! He gets along well with both geldings and mares and would make the ideal companion.

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EVIE

QUARTER HORSE-MARE- 4 YRS.OLD-14.3HH AND GROWING

ADOPTION DONATION $500

Evie is a 3-year-old quarter horse mare who has a super sweet personality. She loves snuggling and has started basic training (she leads well, picks up all 4 feet, lunges and has started her training under saddle). She's a great project horse for an experienced rider who can bring along a youngster. She’s eager to learn and please.

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CLARA & MAVIS

MOLLY MULE-MARE-2 & 6 YRS.OLD-13.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION $300 EACH OR $600 FOR THE PAIR

Clara and Mavis are sweet molly mules who are ready for their new home. They are friendly and get along well with others. They make an ideal companion for a large or small horse. 

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CLOVER

MINI-MARE-20YRS OLD-6.2HH

ADOPTION DONATION $300

This cutie is looking for a home with someone to love and cuddle with. She’s a bit reserved but opens up after a few minutes of snuggles. She leads well, gets along well with both geldings and mares and would make the ideal companion

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JADE

POA PONY-GELDING-7YRS.OLD-14HH

ADOPTION DONATION $400

Jade is a kind and gentle guy with a funny and interactive personality. Everyone falls in love with him and his mustache! He’s an easy keeper, is great for the trimmer and vet and gets along well with both geldings and mares. He was recently diagnosed with uveitis, but he won’t let that stop him! He is looking for a home as a companion.

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MAPLE

PALAMINO-MARE-10 YRS.OLD-13.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME

Maple is a medium sized pony mare who is looking for a home with someone who has the time and patience to build a relationship with her. Her time in the slaughter pipeline left her very weary of people. She gets along well with others in the herd and would make a great companion.

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SMILEY

STANDARDBRED-GELDING-14 YRS. OLD-16HH

ADOPTION DONATION $1000

Smiley is a big, very handsome Standardbred gelding with a big floaty trot. He is in a foster home where he is getting help transiting from being a racing harness horse to a riding horse. 

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VIZI GIRL

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-5YRS.OLD-15.2HH

ADOPTION DONATION $900

This well-bred girl has been with us for 1 year and is a doll to handle. She is every horse's friend. As a 2-yr. old she had an accident on the track, where the top of her sesamoid bone broke off but has healed and she is 100% sound. Her only real restriction from her injury is no jumping. She is willing, smart, gentle with a level head for such a young horse. She just got back from a month's training with Peter Whittmore. 

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BODIE

PAINT-GELDING-16 YRS. OLD-13.3HH

ADOPTION DONATION $800

Bodie is a full-bodied handsome paint pony who is broke to ride and does w/t/c. He is gaited and very comfortable. He is extremely people oriented and loving but is dominant in the herd. 


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GENEVA

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-12 YRS. OLD-15.3HH
ADOPTION DONATION $1500

Geneva is a lovely mover who does w/t/c and is quiet and sensible in the ring and out out on the trails. She is sweet and easy to handle. She has no issues or vices and will make someone a great partner.

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GUNNER

STANDARDBRED-GELDING-18 YRS. OLD-15HH

ADOPTION DONATION $400

If you’re looking for a quiet, loving companion Gunner is the horse for you. This shy guy is an easy keeper and gets along well with both geldings and mares.

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GUS

HINNY-GELDING-15YRS. OLD-13HHADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME
Gus is a hinny gelding who is extremely wary of people. He would make a good companion and will need a lot of positive handling and consistency in his life. He needs a very patient person who is willing to give him the time and help he needs to trust again. 

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BILL & WILL

PERCHERON-GELDING-13 & 14 YRS. OLD-17HH

ADOPTION DONATION $12,000

These sweet geldings are as good as they come! Bill and Will are easy to handle, have a lot of experience riding and driving everything from a wagon to a sleigh and have exceptional ground manners. They are good or the vet and trimmer and pick up all four feet! They are only being adopted together and come with their harnesses and collars!!!!

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SHEZA

QUARTER HORSE-MARE-17 YRS. OLD-15.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION $400

Sheza is a knockout mare! She is a 17-year-old well bred, registered quarter horse. She has arthritis in her knees but that doesn’t stop her from being the most beautiful piece of eye candy you’ll ever see. She will make a great companion for a mare or gelding and will enjoy her retirement being loved and brushed!

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IBIS

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-23 YRS. OLD-15HH

ADOPTION DONATION $800

Ibis is a lovely Thoroughbred mare who after her racing career became a school horse! She's ready for her next career as a trail horse. She's unflappable and will be anything asked of her. She's a young 23 year old although when you meet her you'd think she was more like mid-teens.  

HOLD FOR EVALUATION

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TEEDEE (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

Teedee is a 3 1/2 year old gelding that we rescued from a kill buyer the day before he was set to go to Mexico. He was sick and his tail had been eaten by the other starving horses at the feedlot. He was rescued with another mare Phyllis and went through quarantine for 3 months before they were well enough to come to GER. He has a sweet puppy dog personality and loves running around in the field and showing off his loving personality. He will be competing in this year's rescue to stardom at the world horse expo! 

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PRING (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

WELCH PINTO X-MARE- 5 YRS. OLD-14.1HH-MARE

ADOPTION DONATION $1200

This stunning mare is as sweet as can be and has one crystal blue eye! When she was rescued from auction she did not even know how to lead! She is truly a blank canvas because of her exceptional disposition she will make a great student!  

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WINTER (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

Winter was rescued from a kill pen in PA.  We are not sure of her breeding, but we do know that she is big and beautiful. We’re still figuring out what her last job was. She is approx. 15.2, black bay color, and 12 years old. The harsh VT winters have put her training on hold until spring.

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SYDIN (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

ARABIAN-GELDING-7 YRS. OLD-14.1HH
ADOPTION DONATION TBD
This handsome Arabian was gelded this past fall and is settling into life as a gelding. He will begin training this spring to get him ready for a new home.

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CISCO (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

PONY-MARE-8 YRS. OLD-13HH

ADOPTION DONATION TBD

Cisco is a sweet pony who is broke to ride. He is friendly and enjoys the company of people and horses. Once the weather breaks, we will begin his evaluation process.

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SEDONA (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-5 YRS. OLD-15.1HH
ADOPTION DONATION TBD
This sweet young mare was used as a broodmare after suffering an injury on the track. Her last baby was weaned and adopted this winter and we’ve given her some time to settle in and enjoy life without a little one. She will be evaluated for her riding abilities to see what she knows this spring.

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HAZEL (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

MIXED BREED-MARE-5 YRS. OLD-15.1HH
ADOPTION DONATION TBD
 Hazel arrived at GER two years ago from a feedlot. As we got to know Hazel it became very apparent that at some point in her life she had experienced some type of emotional trauma. We have given her all the training that we’re capable of giving her here at GER and it is clear that she is in need of some professional training at this point of her life. Hazel is very guarded and to be honest can be unpredictable at times when she doesn’t understand what you’re asking of her. This is however balanced out by a super sweet horse when she’s feeling comfortable and clear on the expectations. She will be going to Peter Whittmore in April for training. 

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STRAIGHT THUNER/TEDDY(HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

THOROUGHBRED-GELDING-13 YRS. OLD-15.2HH
ADOPTION DONATION TBD
Teddy is a roughly 15.2 hand Florida bred bay gelding born on 3/25/2006. Teddy's debut to the track life started on 6/12/2008 at the Calder Track in Florida, his first win was recorded on 10/3/2009 in New Jersey at Meadowlands, his last win was from Finger Lakes in New York on 10/18/2017 and his last career race was on 11/6/2018 in New York at Fingers Lakes. Throughout his racing career this warhorse had 150 starts at 10 different tracks over 10 years. He is at an amazing foster’s farm who is helping his transition from life on the track. 

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LANDINO (HOLD FOR EVALUATION)

THOROUGHBRED-GELDING-12 YRS. OLD-15.2HH ADOPTION DONATION TBD Landino is a very handsome OTTTB gelding who came to GER this winter. He has a puppy dog personality and we’re hoping he’ll transition quickly from life the track to a pleasure riding career with some training this spring.

ADOPTION PENDING

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OLIVE

HACKNEY-MARE-17YRS. OLD-13.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION $400

This sweet, little beauty came to us from a NJ kill pen. On arrival she was so scared she wouldn't let us near her but, has gotten much better with time. 

She was adopted in 2016 to a great family as a companion to another horse. She immediately blossomed in her new home!  The quiet life with one other horse was just what she needed.  Sadly, her family fell on hard times a year later and they lost everything so Olive came back to us.  

The family was in tears when they brought her back and hoped that one day they could come back for her when life got better but has not happen. She has waited a long time for a home of her own and will do best as a companion. She may even be a great little driving pony with training.

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PHYLLIS

STANDI/FINO-MARE-14YRS. OLD-14.3HH

ADOPTION DONATION $600

Phyllis is a 14-year-old, gaited Standi/Fino mare who is great in the ring and out on the trails. She’s very level headed and wants to please. She’s sweet on the ground but is very sensitive to her hind legs being touched. We’re working on desensitizing her to this, but she will need someone confident and willing to continue this training.

ADOPTED

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FIREFLY (ADOPTED)

MINI-MARE-1YR. OLD

ADOPTION DONATION $600

Firefly is about as cute s they come! This youngster is super friendly and is looking for a home with someone experienced in bringing a youngster along! She leads well and gets along well with others.

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SELIG (ADOPTED)

Selig is a 5 year old Rocky Mountain gelding that was born at our rescue. He is a 13.3Hh fancy pony with a playful personality. We've started his riding and driving training but he needs someone with experience to bring him to his full potential.   Adoption donation $1000

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HAPPY (ADOPTED)

APPALOOSA PONY-GELDING-9 YRS. OLD-13.2HH

ADOPTION DONATION TBD

Happy is the perfect name for this beautiful appaloosa pony. He is as sweet as they come on the ground and gets along well with others. He is good for the vet and trimmer. We know he is broke to ride and will continue his evaluation once the weather breaks.

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SUGAR (ADOPTED)

MINI-GELDING-10 YRS. OLD-34”

ADOPTION DONATION $400

This little gelding is as cute as can be! Sugar was used as a lead line pony in his previous life and is looking for a home with older children to brush and love him or as a companion for another mini or small pony. He gets along well with others and is good for the trimmer. He has cushings that is managed with medication.

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TORI (ADOPTED)

PASO FINO-MARE-20 YRS. OLD

ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME

Tori is a buckskin twenty year old registered Paso Fino mare. She has the best ground manners in the barn! She will melt your heart with her love of people. She gets along great with others and is the ideal companion—she’s an easy keeper with no medical conditions or vices. She can still be ridden but needs a strong rider familiar the breed and its gait. Adoption Donation Waived to an Approved Home thanks to Petfinders Senior Pet Grant! 

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WILLIE & CHANCE (ADOPTED)

PAINT-GELDINGS-22 YRS.OLD-14.3HH

ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME

These handsome gentle paints lost their owner, she was only 41 years old and a much-loved equine dentist from NJ. They will both be 22 years old in the Spring. Willy (black/white) is not ridden due to arthritis in his knee but Chance is sound and rideable. They are only being adopted together (they have been together since they were both 3 years old).

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ZORRO (ADOPTED)

ZORRO IS A SUPER SWEET 35", 2 YO GELDING WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS (HAS BEEN TURNED OUT WITH MINI'S AND HORSES) AND WILL MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BARN. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

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HEAVENLY BREEZY (ADOPTED)

BREEZY IS A WONDERFUL 14.2HH SENIOR PALOMINO GELDING THAT IS LOOKING FOR A HOME WITH A KNOWLEDGEABLE HORSE OWNER WITH OTHER HORSES FOR COMPANY. HE NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL SHOWER HIM WITH LOVE AND TLC AND IN RETURN WILL GIVE YOU A TON BACK! HIS IDEAL SITUATION WOULD BE WITH GRANDPARENTS WHO HAVE GRANDKIDS TO COME AND RIDE HIM. HE WILL HAPPILY TAKE THEM OUT ON TRAILS W/T/C! HE WAS RESCUED FROM SLAUGHTER AND HAS NO MEDICAL ISSUES OR VICES THAT WE KNOW OF AS PER HIS INTAKE VETTING.  HE IS SO WILLING TO PLEASE AND LOVES ADULTS AND KIDS. WHAT A TREASURE HE WILL BE FOR SOMEONE! ADOPTION FEE WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME.

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FRANCIS (ADOPTED)

FRANCIS IS A HANDSOME 7 YEAR OLD SMALL PONY GELDING WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE LEADS WELL AND GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS. HE'S A BIT ON THE SHY SIDE SO NEEDS SOMEONE WHO WILL BE PATIENT WITH HIM AS HE BUILDS TRUST. HE LOVES CHILDREN AND IS LOOKING FOR A HOME OF HIS OWN. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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CRYSTAL (ADOPTED)

CRYSTAL IS A 17-YEAR-OLD 33” MARE THAT DRIVES AND RIDES. SHE HAS GREAT GROUND MANNERS AND ENJOYS BEING GROOMED ON THE CROSS TIES. SHE’S GREAT WITH KIDS AND IS INCREDIBLY LOVING. SHE IS REGISTERED. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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CONNER (ADOPTED)

CONNER IS A FANCY LARGE PONY GELDING WHO IS SUPER SWEET AND EASY GOING ON THE GROUND. HE HAS MORE WOAH THAN GO WITH A QUIET WALK AND LARGE SPRINGY TROT. HE WOULD BE PERFECT FOR A SMALL ADULT LOOKING FOR A TRAIL RIDING PARTNER. ADOPTION DONATION $900

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IBIS (ADOPTED)

IBIS IS A LOVELY THOROUGHBRED MARE WHO AFTER HER RACING CAREER BECAME A SCHOOL HORSE (SHE CAN STILL JUMP 2')! SHE'S READY FOR HER NEXT CAREER AS A TRAIL HORSE. SHE'S UNFLAPPABLE AND WILL DO ANYTHING ASKED OF HER. SHE'S A YOUNG 22 YEAR OLD WHO STANDS AT 15HH--ALTHOUGH WHEN YOU MEET HER YOU'D THINK SHE WAS MORE LIKE MID-TEENS! SHE JUST PARTICIPATED IN A VERSATILITY TRAINING CLINIC AND WAS AMAZING! SHE TOOK EVERYTHING IN STRIDE AND WILL BE A PLEASURE TO ANYONE TO HAVE IN THEIR BARN. ADOPTION DONATION $1000

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TANK (ADOPTED by GER)

TANK IS A NEUTERED 10MO. POTBELLY PIG YOUNGSTER LOOKING FOR HIS NEW HOME. HE IS AS SWEET AS CAN BE AND REALLY ENJOYS BELLY SCRATCHES. ADOPTION DONATION $200

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DESTINY (ADOPTED)

DESTINY IS A LOVELY TWENTY-YEAR-OLD 15HH PAINT MARE. SHE CAME TO US AS A SEIZURE FROM A NEGLECT SITUATION. SHE WAS USED AS A BROODMARE FOR MANY YEARS AND IS A CALM, SWEET MARE WHO GETS ALONG WELL WITH EVERYONE. SHE IS SOUND TO RIDE AND IS HEALTHY WITH NO VICES OR SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS. SHE’S LOOKING FOR A HOME AS A COMPANION WITH LIGHT RIDING DEMANDS. ADOPTION DONATION $600

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CINCO (ADOPTED)

CINCO IS A 5 YEAR OLD MINIATURE PAINT WHO IS JUST AS CUTE AS CAN BE. HE LEADS WELL AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND TRIMMER. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

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DOMINICK (ADOPTED)

DOMINICK IS A 4 YEAR OLD DONKEY THAT CAME IN AS AN OWNER SURRENDER. HE WAS UNSOCIALIZED AS A YOUNGSTER BUT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE QUITE THE LITTLE CHARMER. ADOPTION DONATION $600 

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PATCHES (ADOPTED)

PATCHES IS A 10 YEAR OLD 15.3HH TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE. HE'S AS SWEET AS CAN BE AND IS A GREAT TRAIL HORSE. HE NEEDS AN EXPERIENCED RIDER WHO IS WILLING TO TAKE THEIR TIME TO BUILD TRUST WITH HIM AND HE WILL GIVE YOU A LOT IN RETURN. HE'S VERY WEARY OF MEN RIDING HIM SO WE'RE LOOKING FOR A HOME FOR HIM WITH A FEMALE. ADOPTION DONATION:$1000

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LILY (ADOPTED)

LILY IS A STUNNING 10 YO. QUARTER HORSE MARE WITH LOTS OF CHROME! SHE CAME FROM A CAMP HORSE AUCTION AND REALLY ENJOYS TRAIL RIDING. SHE’S A LOVE TO BE AROUND ON THE GROUND—LOVES SNUGGLES, STANDS WELL ON THE CROSS TIES, AND IS GOOD FOR THE VET AND FARRIER. SHE WILL MAKE A WONDERFUL TRAIL PARTNER FOR SOME LUCKY PERSON. ADOPTION DONATION $1000

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GERONIMO (ADOPTED)

GERONIMO IS A VERY HANDSOME MINI! HE RIDES, DRIVES, AND WAS A THERAPY MINI IN HIS PAST LIFE. HE HAS A MALFORMED HOOF FROM BEING CONFINED TO A SMALL DOG RUN AND ONLY COMING OUT TO BREED. EVEN WITH HIS MALFORMED HOOF HE IS SOUND AND WITH TRIMMING HIS FEET WILL LOOK MUCH BETTER. HE IS JUST A DOLL TO BE AROUND AND WILL MAKE A GREAT FAMILY MINI! ADOPTION DONATION $600 OR $1000 FOR THE PAIR IF ADOPTED WITH ZORRO

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CASH (ADOPTED)

CASH IS A REGISTERED 19 YEAR OLD QUARTER HORSE GELDING WHO IS AN AMAZING TRAIL HORSE! HE CAN GO WESTERN OR ENGLISH AND WILL GO OUT ON TRAILS ALONE OR IN A GROUP. HE JUST PARTICIPATED IN A VERSATILITY TRAINING CLINIC AND HE WAS A ROCKSTAR! HE TOOK EVERYTHING IN STRIDE AND NOTHING SEEMED TO FAZE HIM! HE GETS ALONG WELL WITH OTHERS AND IS A PLEASURE ON THE GROUND TO GROOM AND LOVE ON! ADOPTION DONATION $2000