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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RAVEN

PASO FINO-MARE-9YRS OLD-13.1HH

ADOPTION DONATION $200

Raven is a 12-year-old Tennessee walking horse. She is a companion due to a neuromuscular injury to her right hind leg. She is very sweet and social and easy to work around. She is good for the vet and farrier and loads easily. She enjoys attention and being fussed over. She is always the first to the gate or coming in from the pasture. She tends to be in the middle or higher end of the pecking order. She prefers an in and out situation.

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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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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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LANDINO

THROUGHBRED-GELDING-12YRS OLD-15.2HH

ADOPTION DONATION $3,500

Landino is a gorgeous and sweet TB who is ready to find his forever home. He is currently working on basic lateral movements and has great potential for dressage. He also jumps small courses and has a solid lead change when asked correctly. While he is very brave and safe, he needs an experienced and soft rider. He will be a blast for someone who is confident and wants a fancy, athletic horse to bond with. Versatile enough to do hunters, jumpers, equitation, or eventing. He’s a sweetheart on the ground and has good manners with no vices. He  is currently located at a foster home in Newfane, VT. 

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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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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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CLOVER

MINI-MARE-20YRS OLD-28”

ADOPTION DONATION $200

This cutie is looking for a home with someone to love and cuddle with. She leads well, stands on the crossties, vacuums, and stands to be clipped! She will do best in a home with older children or adults and has cushings so needs to be on a dry lot. She gets along well with both geldings and mares and would make the ideal companion!

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VIZI GIRL

THOROUGHBRED-MARE-5YRS.OLD-15.2HH

ADOPTION DONATION $2500

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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KELLY

MORGAN-MARE-22 YRS. OLD-HH

ADOPTION DONATION WAIVED TO AN APPROVED HOME

This sweet mare will be a great companion for even the timidest of horses. She is at the bottom of the pecking order and gets along well with other. She’s an easy keeper and has no medical conditions or vices. We have asked Kelly’s owner to  see how she responds to being ridden again, which was done and she was unfazed, this lovely Morgan has nothing  wrong  with her and is one of our most adoptable and affordable horses!


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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 $200

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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PIPPIN

MINI-GELDING-18YRS OLD-24”

ADOPTION DONATION $200

Pippin is a super cute little mini with a lot of love to give someone. He enjoys being groomed endlessly (by both humans and his fellow horses) and will do best in a home without mares (he was gelded later in life). He has heaves and cushings that are managed with medication. 

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SHEZA

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

ADOPTION DONATION $200

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 $500

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.  

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ANGELICA

PONY-MARE-17 YRS. OLD-14 HH

ADOPTION DONATION $200

This sweet mare was Amish owned and ended up in a PA killpen. She has no vices or health issues but will be best suited as a companion pony (she was adopted for a 5-year-old and returned because she was spooky when he was riding her). On the ground she is rock solid and loves to be groomed and loved on. She is gentle and kind, gets along well with both geldings and mares, has been out with both horses and minis and is good for the vet and trimmer.

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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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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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.

ADOPTED

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CISCO (ADOPTED)

PONY-GELDING-8 YRS. OLD-13.2HH

ADOPTION DONATION $900

Cisco is a super-fancy pinto w/t/c pony who needs an intermediate rider. He is super sweet with no vices and is great for the vet and trimmer and gets along well with other horses.

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BODIE (ADOPTED)

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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ARTIC HEAT (ADOPTED)

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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STRAIGHT THUNDER/TEDDY (ADOPTED)

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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OLIVE (ADOPTED)

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 (ADOPTED)

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.

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LOUIS (ADOPTED)

PONY-GELDING-3 1/2 YRS. OLD

ADOPTION DONATION $700

Louis is a super sweet youngster who is full of potential! He leads well, is kind and gentle and was a star at our horse agility clinic! He is great with kids and will make a great addition to any family.

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O'CONNER (ADOPTED)

MINI-GELDING-20YRS OLD-28”

ADOPTION DONATION $200

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 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. No medical conditions or vices.

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JADE (ADOPTED)

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

ADOPTION DONATION $200

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 does w/t/c with an experience rider that can help him should he get stuck and would also make the ideal companion.

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CLARA (ADOPTED)

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

ADOPTION DONATION $200

Clara is a sweet 8-year-old molly mule who is ready for her new home. She gets along well with others and will make an ideal companion. She is a bit reserved but will come around quickly in a quieter setting. She comes up to you in the field to get love and attention.

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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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BILL & WILL (ADOPTED)

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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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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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