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Marley   (Available)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 13 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay Blanket
Height: 16.1 hh
Source: Transfer
Date In: 6/4/2013
Training: Saddlebroke
Concerns: Fearful and bad feet


Marley is an approximately 11-13 year old bay Appaloosa mare. She stands 16.1hh and has a more Thoroughbred-like build then your average Appy. Marley is a riding horse and has been recently assessed under saddle, but she is a bit rusty as she hasn't been regularly ridden for the last couple years. She is sound, healthy, and has absolutely lovely movement.

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Dude   (Training)

Breed: Welsh 
Age: 4 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Sooty Palomino 
Height: 12.2 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 7/7/2013
Training: Halterbroke
Concerns:


Dude is a young palomino pony gelding. His mother was a Welsh pony, but his father is a bit of a mystery. Dude has a very laid back and calm temperament and tends to want to make friends with everyone. He is halterbroke and working on fine tuning currently.

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Axel   (Adopted)

Breed: Saddlebred 
Age: 17 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut Half Star
Height: 16+ hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 11/2/2008
Date Out: 8/11/2009
Training: Broke to ride
Concerns: Trailering


Axel is a calm, sweet, good natured and gentle mare. She loves people and very easy to handle. Pretty darn unspookable she is a nice dependable horse to have around. Axel is the same day to day no matter if she is ridden or not. She is a very smart alpha mare who takes excellent care of her herd - horses and people. She would be an excellent trail horse for a husband or advanced beginner rider after a tune up.

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Breeze   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 5 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay Mixed Snowflake
Height: 15.3 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 1/6/2008
Date Out: 4/12/2008
Training: Very well broke. Suitable for most riders.
Concerns: Heart Murmur


Breeze is basically the perfect example of Hard Luck Horses' mission statement and she ought to be our poster child. Breeze is an extremely good horse that has really just had a run of bad luck. She is a very sweet and gentle mare who seems more then willing to take other horses under her wing. She is a dream to work with and has excellent manners. She is very well broke, suitable for most any level rider and has had a lot of trail experience. She is going to make a fine riding horse.

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Britta   (Adopted)

Breed: Ardennes Cross
Age: 20 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay Star
Height: 15.2 hh
Source: Owner
Date In: 4/25/2011
Date Out: 8/29/2011
Training: Husband safe trail horse
Concerns: Old injury - keep exercised to prevent stiffness.


Britta is a sweet and affectionate mare who picks her person and is very loyal to them. She gets along with all the other horses and is a low drama kind of girl. She is well mannered and broke to ride even for beginner riders. Britta has been mainly a trail and pleasure horse who is generally very calm and laid back. She is not herd bound to the other horses and can be ridden out alone as long as she is with "her person".

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Brujo   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 7 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay White blanket, star, socks
Height: 15.2 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 5/5/2006
Date Out: 9/1/2007
Training: Well trained. Shows to trail.
Concerns: Past injury to hip. No known issue but needs to be watched.


Quite frankly, Brujo is the most perfect horse I have ever had the pleasure of being around. I will never understand why his previous owners tried to send him to slaughter. Brujo is a nice big boy who is absolutely gorgeous. He is a dead broke horse that anyone can ride once he likes you. He really takes care of his rider and I have put little kids up on him with no worries. Brujo is also nearly a miracle worker with other horses. You can put him in with badly abused horses and within a short time start seeing a difference in the attitude of the abused horse.

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Casper   (Deceased)

Breed: Arabian 
Age: 19 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: White Mole on nose
Height: 14.2 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 12/7/2008
Date Out: 8/30/2009
Training: Broke to Ride
Concerns:


Casper is an extremely emaciated white Arabian gelding. He is definitely one of the skinniest horses that I have ever seen, although he appears to be otherwise healthy. He is probably about a "1" on the Henneke scale although his thick fur and white coat tend to make photos not show the true extent of his emaciation. He is reported to be a kid safe saddle horse.

Casper was a joint effort between Rodeo51 and HLH... Rodeo51 has decided to keep Casper! :)

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Cheval   (Adopted)

Breed: Percheron Thoroughbred
Age: 7 mo
Gender: Filly
Color: Gray White Blaze
Height: 14.3 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 1/7/2008
Date Out: 4/26/2008
Training: Baby. Beginning ground work.
Concerns: None


Chevy is a half-draft foal who has had a real rough start in life. At this point she is just being a baby and having fun with the herd. I have been working with her on her ground work and she is doing nicely. She is very friendly with people, confident around other horses, very smart with an aptitude for learning and she has one heck of a playful personality.

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Cisco   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa Pony
Age: 17 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Black Roan Blanket
Height: 13.3 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 6/6/2010
Date Out: 9/4/2010
Training: Well Broke (Rides & Packs)
Concerns:


Cisco is an extremely sweet and personable little Appy gelding who absolutely adores people. He has had a couple different careers; the last of which was as a string horse in the mountains (riding and packing), but he has at some time in his past also done arena work. He is well broke, well mannered, pretty much bombproof, willing to please and very people orientated. This boy will do whatever you ask of him, and although he would prefer to go fast, he will follow his rider's command flawlessly.

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Deena   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 9 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Strawberry Roan 
Height: 15.2 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 10/7/2007
Date Out: 10/19/2007
Training: Well broke. Steady eddie trail horse and some gaming.
Concerns: Possibly pregnant.


Deena was adopted before ever actually making it to my facility. She is a good quality registered Appaloosa mare and is only nine years old. I suppose that technically she would be considered a strawberry roan, but honestly, she looks almost pink. She is easy to handle, with nice manners and a friendly personality. She is broke to ride and it turns out that she is pretty good around barrels.

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Dingo   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 18 mo
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay Blanket
Height: ~13.1 hh
Source: Transfer
Date In: 6/27/2008
Date Out: 11/1/2008
Training: Just Starting
Concerns:


Dingo loves people and he is very friendly - almost dog like. He will follow you around and wants you to pay attention to him all the time. I just can't really overstate how friendly he has become and how much he likes people. He is now fully halter broke, but he is still a little rustier then I would like with that, so I am still working with him. He can now have his feet done without drama and he is pretty easy to work with when it comes to new things.

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Fancy   (Adopted)

Breed: Thoroughbred 
Age: 16 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut Odd Star
Height: 16.2 hh
Source: Transfer
Date In: 4/24/2008
Date Out: 7/5/2008
Training: Very well broke
Concerns: Slightly pushy on the ground


Fancy is a sweet mare with a lot of get-up-and-go. She gets along very well with other horses and is trained to ride both English and Western, although she has most recently been used as a western trail horse. She is very, very well trained and an absolute joy of a trail horse. She is one of those horses who wants a job and wants to do well at it.

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Fresca   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa Akhal Teke
Age: 12 years
Gender: Mare
Color: White Small black spots
Height: ~15.3 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 7/6/2008
Date Out: 7/26/2008
Training: Appears well trained
Concerns: Trailering, Needs intermediate rider


Fresca is a pure white Appaloosa Akhal Teke cross mare with tons and tons of small black spots. She is sound, healthy, and up to date on everything. In the arena she is suitable for a beginner and is more then willing to do anything asked of her with both style and class. When ridden alone out on the trails she needs an intermediate rider or else she will attempt to turn back and go home. Fresca is a sweet and extremely intelligent mare who always knows exactly where her feet are and has fantastic carriage with an absolutely amazingly wonderful trot that can go forever

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Froggy   (Adopted)

Breed: Pony 
Age: 6 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay 
Height: 13.1 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 2/29/2008
Date Out: 4/9/2008
Training: Broke to ride.
Concerns: Slightly difficult to load.


Froggy is a sweet bay pony. He is broke to ride and is large enough that some adults would be able to ride him. Although he is a pony he is more like a small horse then your standard pony confirmation. He is very sweet and he likes attention although he seems to expect strangers to hurt him. He seems to have an affinity for children and is very calm around them. When you are sweet to him he will follow you around like a puppy dog and stand by you for hours.

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Goblin   (Adopted)

Breed: Pony 
Age: 8 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Red Roan Blaze
Height: 10.1 hh
Source: Owner
Date In: 2/12/2011
Date Out: 11/19/2011
Training: Riding and Leadline
Concerns: None


Goblin is a very sweet little pony who really doesn't realize that he is small. He loves the big horses and gets along with everyone. He adores children (and they adore him!) and he seems to be extra careful around them. Goblin is broke to ride and is very tolerant of child riders. He can be lead around leadline, or children can ride him on their own.

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Hobo   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 18 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Gray Roaned Out
Height: 14 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 6/27/2008
Date Out: 8/23/2008
Training: Very well trained, excellent with kids
Concerns: Some vision issues


Hobo is almost certainly the sweetest Appy gelding that I have ever met. He is full of personality, character, good nature and affection. He is very nicely behaved and is exceptionally good around young horses and children. He is broke to ride and apparently rides nicely, even for child riders. He has been used as a trail horse and was likely shown at some distant point in his past.

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Hunter   (Adopted)

Breed: Mustang 
Age: 14 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Gray Star & Stripe
Height: 15.1 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 8/1/2010
Date Out: 7/7/2011
Training: Well broke mountain trail horse
Concerns: None


This big gray boy looks like a draft cross with his blocky head, thick bones, huge feet and upright build... however he is a branded BLM Mustang. Hunter, is a 13 year old mountain horse who has been-there-done-that up in the high country. Over the hills, through the woods, splashing through the river we go. He is a perfectly sound, healthy, well mannered, well broke, gentleman of a horse. Hunter is one of those very rare horses whom I trust to take care of his rider in the deep woods... regardless of if that rider is young, inexperienced, timid, or even injured.

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Josta   (Adopted)

Breed: Mustang Draft
Age: 4 years
Gender: Mare
Color: White Medicine hat, heart shield, side spot
Height: 15.1 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 6/3/2007
Date Out: 11/4/2007
Training: Green broke. Needs more training.
Concerns: Strong Personality


Josta is a beautiful mare with loads of potential for the person willing to put the work into her. She is built like a tank and she is very flashy. At only 4 years old she is basically a blank slate aside from her reluctance with the vet. She is a highly intelligent horse - too intelligent really - and has shown some ability at problem solving. She is an escape artist who can untie her ropes, unlatch fences and even jump out of fences. Even still she seems to like human contact and will hide behind her people when she is frightened of something.

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Kaiser   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 5 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay Near Leopard
Height: 15 hh
Source: Owner
Date In: 2/14/2007
Date Out: 4/15/2007
Training: Well broke. Mostly trail trained.
Concerns: Severe scarring.


When I first met Kaiser I knew I was going to have to shoot him. I am glad I was wrong. Kaiser is certainly not the friendliest of horses, but he is a terrific riding horse. He is very well trained and he seems to be very eager to please his rider. At 15 hands he is one of the smallest Appaloosas I have dealt with, but he doesn't seem to know it. This little horse has a huge heart and an indomitable will to pull through whatever life throws at him. He is also one of the very few horses who I have seen that needs no bridle or halter at all.

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Kelta   (Deceased)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 13 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Cremello Blanket
Height: 15.3hh ? hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 2/7/2010
Date Out: 9/20/2010
Training: Well broke for riding and vaulting
Concerns: No hard riding


Kelta is a sweet and willing mare who has nearly perfect ground manners, knows all the natural horsemanship games, neck reins, sidepasses, knows leg and voice commands, moves off your seat, and halts from seat cues. Her favorite gait is a smooth jog but when you get her moving she picks up her feet nicely. She has been trained for vaulting, dressage, jumping, pleasure shows, halter and has been used as both a lesson and a therapy horse.

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Loki   (Adopted)

Breed: Miniature 
Age: 3 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Black / White 
Height: 38" or 9.2 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 10/7/2012
Date Out: 4/21/2013
Training: Ground work
Concerns: None


Loki is a young miniature gelding who is currently still learning to be a well mannered equine citizen. He, however, has a great mind and has never been mistreated so I have very high hopes for his future. He is learning at a very fast pace and is a little gem of a horse.

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Neon   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 4 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Roaned Out Bay Star
Height: 14.1 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 8/3/2008
Date Out: 9/20/2009
Training: Started Under Saddle
Concerns: None.


Neon is a well built and nicely minded Appy mare who is smart, absolutely level headed, sane and about as rock solid as they come. She is extremely people friendly to the point where she glues herself to your side. She has an amazing mind for her age, is sweet, trusting, steadfast and always willing. She is not in the least little bit herd bound and instead focuses on people rather then horses.

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Nimir-Ra   (Deceased)

Breed: Arabian 
Age: 11 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Bay Star and blaze
Height: 14.2 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 4/1/2007
Date Out: 7/13/2007
Training: Kid's horse. Trail, show, arena, dressage.
Concerns: Not fond of adults. Need to watch for future sarcoids.


Nimir is an excellent kids horse, in fact she doesn't really care for adults. When she sees children she comes running to them and is very good and careful with them. She has obviously been a show horse and has had some dressage training in her past. She has had some severe issues with sarcoids, but that this has been dealt with. She is a fairly young Arabian with the attitude and training to take a kid far. She is suitable for some Western disciplines, but is really an English horse.

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Rain   (Adopted)

Breed: Shetland Fell
Age: 21 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Black 
Height: 11 hh
Source: Owner
Date In: 2/3/2013
Date Out: 6/20/2014
Training: Kids Pony
Concerns: None


Rain is an older black Shetland cross pony mare. Rain is a very sweet and gentle older pony mare. She is extremely well mannered and does her best to please. She used to be a pony-ring horse and before that a children's English lesson pony. She is kind enough for young children to handle. Rain gets along well with other horses, but is also fine on her own. She is broke to ride and drive, but it has been years since she has done either.

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River   (Deceased)

Breed: Shetland Fell
Age: 22 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Black 
Height: 11 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 4/1/2012
Date Out: 2/28/2014
Training: Kids Pony
Concerns: None


River is a dark bay/black little Shetland pony cross mare. She is an extremely gentle and patient mare who has perfect ground manners and a willing disposition. She is very easy to handle and work with - so much so that her regular handler is an 8 year old girl. River is a great lead line pony and is also great as a kids riding pony.

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Rustic   (Deceased)

Breed: Quarter Horse 
Age: 4 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Bay Roan 
Height: 14 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 5/18/2008
Date Out: 7/26/2008
Training: Green Broke but Good
Concerns: Bad Leg


Rustic is a small, cow-bred boy who apparently about a year ago badly broke one of his legs. The leg has not healed correctly and there are some serious complicating factors. Rustic is sweet, friendly and personable and although he takes a little bit to warm up to new people, he is like a puppy following you around. He is very active and loves to run, buck, jump and play with the other horses.

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Shasta   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 8 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Blue Roan Snocap, star, snip
Height: 15.1 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 7/2/2007
Date Out: 7/20/2008
Training: Well broke. Trail and therapy riding.
Concerns: Very mild arthritis in RH.


Shasta is a very nice Appaloosa mare who is undoubtedly very well bred, but I was never able to get her papers. She is a sweetheart of a horse who will mob you for attention. She really thinks that she is a lap pony and that you should cuddle with her. That being said, she is also very alpha marish with the other horses and can bully other horses if they are not confident. She is well broke and she is another one of the horses who have given pony rides to the summer kids. She is a rock solid mare who is big enough for a man to ride but gentle enough for a child.

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Shimmer   (Adopted)

Breed: Rocky Mountain Horse Cross
Age: 3 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Gray 
Height: 14.3 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 5/5/2007
Date Out: 5/17/2007
Training: Possibly started.
Concerns: None.


Shimmer is a nice young Rocky Mountain Horse cross breed. He is a beautiful gray color that has different patterns and changes with the light. Sometimes he even appears to be a gray brindle. He is a sweet horse and seems to crave human attention. The other horses do not care for him, but he is good with them. I have been told that he is a racker, but I am unfamiliar with those gaits and so would not want to say for sure. He appears to be well handled and is just a nice boy.

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Spice   (Adopted)

Breed: Mini 
Age: 7 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Chestnut 
Height: ~7 hh
Source: Transfer
Date In: 4/15/2014
Date Out:
Training: Halterbroke
Concerns: Very fat


Spice is a very friendly chestnut mini mare who has a bit of flare and an over the top personality. She likes people, gets along with other horses, and has not been bad around dogs. Spice is very sure of herself and she can be a bit dramatic about her opinions, but generally she is a good girl. She is halter broke, comes when called, and is good about her feet. The only concern I really have with Spice is her weight and she will need to be monitored for that.

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Stormy   (Adopted)

Breed: Quarab Pony
Age: 3 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Black White Blaze
Height: 14.1 hh
Source: Animal Control
Date In: 10/20/2007
Date Out: 12/15/2007
Training: Green broke but very good natured.
Concerns: None.


Stormy is a sweet little true black pony who is afraid of nothing and is very gentle. This pony is one of those horses that would be able to do almost any event that someone asked of her and she has the personality to make it a dream. Stormy is always the very first one to greet you at the fence and follows me around like a puppy. She seems to be very calm, tolerant and eager to please. I can see this little girl going on to show and taking some little girl as far as she cares to go.

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Sugar   (Adopted)

Breed: Mini 
Age: 5 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: White 
Height: ~9 hh
Source: Transfer
Date In: 4/15/2014
Date Out:
Training: Halterbroke
Concerns: None


Sugar is a young white miniature gelding. He is exactly what his name implies: sweet as sugar. This boy is a lover not a fighter! He is super duper friendly, affectionate and people orientated. He likes other horses and even the dogs, but if a person is out there he is their little pale shadow. He follows you all around begging for attention and love. Sugar is extremely well mannered and has all his ground work down pat. He appears to be perfectly healthy and I have no worries or concerns about him at all.

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Tango   (Adopted)

Breed: Appaloosa 
Age: 4 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: White Leopard
Height: 15.1 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 9/28/2007
Date Out: 10/10/2007
Training: Good ground manners, but probably no saddle training.
Concerns: None.


Tango is just a nice honest boy. He is good natured and has decent manners but probably has not had any other training done with him. He is a nicely built young gelding who will mature to be a nice solid horse suitable for most western disciplines. He is playful and not spooky, and he gets along with other horses. A really nice prospect for someone who wants to train him their way.

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Tarkh   (Adopted)

Breed: Percheron Quarter Horse
Age: 8 years
Gender: Gelding
Color: Black Star and snip
Height: 16 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 4/28/2006
Date Out: 5/15/2009
Training: Green broke.
Concerns: Hard to catch. Can be spooky.


Tarkh has the most beautiful movement that I have seen on any horse. When he runs folks just stop and stare. The power, grace, and beauty of Tarkh in motion is truly amazing. Unfortunately he hard to catch, can be spooky and can be very suspicious of people.

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Valhalla   (Deceased)

Breed: Canadian Warmblood 
Age: 15 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Gray 
Height: 15.1 hh
Source: Auction
Date In: 7/5/2009
Date Out:
Training: Well broke & Tolerant
Concerns: Herdbound, can be bad with new horses


Valhalla is a nice big mare who is an extremely responsive, well broke and willing mount that behaves as an absolute lady regardless of what is asked of her. She is excellent on trails or in the arena and has proven herself to be extremely tolerant of stupid human behavior but not stupid horse behavior. Vali definitely picks her people and if you are *her* person she will do absolutely anything for you... if you aren't she will probably tolerate you - but no promises.

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Yasu   (Adopted)

Breed: Tennessee Walker 
Age: 20 years
Gender: Mare
Color: Black Star and large snip
Height: 15 hh
Source: Kill Pen
Date In: 4/2/2008
Date Out: 4/26/2008
Training: Well trained
Concerns: Herdbound


This girl is a sweet heart! She is a been-there-done-that easy going people pleaser. She handles everything in stride and has obviously been a trail horse. She is gaited and appears sound and healthy, but she is herdbound. She could be ridden by a beginner rider if she was taken along with a horse buddy, but for single riding she should have an intermediate rider.

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