These are the horses currently available for adoption through Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary. Learn more about our Adoption Program here. If interested, you can start the process by filling out an application and arranging a visit!
Ally is a very friendly 9 year old solid paint mare who loves people. She came to GSH when her previous owner lost his pasture lease, and had nowhere else to go. On intake, she had long hooves with cracks and a slight limp that we hoped would resolve with trims. When they didn't she was vetted and found some damage to her pastern and ringbone. Our[...]
Rachel is a sweet, curious mare who is ready to move onto her next phase of training. Rachel is catchable and halter broke and working on lunging and basic ground work when she comes in. She also loads well onto a trailer and ties. While she will continue to need corrective trims for her front feet due to neglect before intake this girl is sound[...]
Woody is a pony gelding who has come to GSH due to a medical issue. He was found in his pasture with what appeared to be a large, bleeding, open wound. As it was cleaned up it appears to be a skin tag type growth on his tail dock that we had surgically removed and biopsied (waiting on results). He's a good sized pony who loves people. We were told[...]
Fall 2017 Update- Connie is back from foster care and ready to start training! She has had her first farrier trim and Loves humans when they are in her pasture. This girl is ready for training this fall or in the spring!
Connie is a beautiful young mustang filly who is smart and a fast learner. She's working on her ground work and basic manners,[...]
Stella is an stunning girl who is somewhat of a loner in the herd but brave and super intelligent. She is always curious on what is happening around her and loves to help humans out with whatever they are doing. Currently Stella is in foster keeping an older horse company for the winter but she will be ready to start this spring. She has been very[...]
Eliza is a super friendly girl who has grown like a weed since she came to Gentle Spirit Horses. Her teeth at this point show she is under 2, making her a yearling with an early 2016 birthday. She is long legged and has very animated gaits, literally floating across pasture. She's friendly and calm about new things, though can be a little stubborn[...]
Terra is a friendly beautifully put together mustang mare. Her moment is super smooth and looks like it would be a blast to ride on trails or in the show ring. She is not yet started under saddle but has had basic halter manners and is learning about farrier. She is ready to find her own home with someone who is willing to dedicate the time to her[...]
Gemini is a beautiful small girl who is super curious and gets along with everyone. Gem leads well, is good for the farrier, loads onto a trailer, and accepts a saddle pad and saddle. Due to her age, we will not start her under saddle completely until next summer but she defiantly deserves a home who will work with her to become a great saddle[...]
Erin is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in November of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. Erin was thin on intake and in need of a trim for her hooves, but with time and good care should be fine. She is reported to be[...]
Eliana is doing wonderfully and had become a happy healthy 2 year old. Due to her age we will not be starting her under saddle this summer but she has been working on halter training and has started lunging in the round pen. This girl floats when she moves and would be an amazing hunt or dressage horse with her natural carriage. Eliana lies,[...]
Angelica or "Jelli" has been given the summer to grow up and been a horse. This girl is super friendly, loves to be brushed by volunteers and is at a great age for bonding with people. Willing to do most anything for sweet feed, she will start to learn to lunge this fall. Out of all the younger mustangs she has the mane to beat and is typically[...]
Luna is an absolutely beautiful girl who we suspect will stay on the smaller side, probably approximately 14.1-14.2 hands at maturity. She currently leads, ties, is good for the farrier, loads onto a trailer, is learning to lunge and has started to accept a saddle. She is very athletic and smart. Luna can have days where she is hyperactive and[...]
Peggy and her friend Eliza have arrived at the GSH Main location in South Dakota from foster. They've grown tall and healthy and are ready for the next step. She looks to be a smooth mover and is very long legged, and we suspect she may top out at about 15 hands. She is a smart horse, but can be a little reactive when first introduced to something[...]
Vanessa is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. With over 800 horses that needed help, we had focused on younger horses and mare & foal pairs. However, Vanessa was strongly[...]
Orion is still very much a baby with his whole life in front of him. Though a bit cautious around people, this little guy is smart and curious. Orion is currently working on leading and being easy to catch. He is scheduled to be gelded shortly as he is now over a year old. This boy would do very well with a family that would expose him to lots of[...]
Patty Sue was an owner surrender, and was caught between a dispute over boarding fees. She had been run through a barbed wire fence and badly hurt, but was only receiving the basics of care due to the dispute. We were able to take her in and get her in to the vet immediately. Today her wound (warning - graphic pictures towards the end) has healed[...]
Check out this hunka-hunka-burning-mule that is back in South Dakota! It's 3 year old Emmett, who is a gorgeous pony mule. He spent the winter in Iowa and has decided at 2 that he, as a mule, is smarter, faster, braver, and all around just better than everyone. So, back to South Dakota he has come to learn some manners and start driving training![...]
Leilani is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. She came to GSH still nursing on her mother, Terra. She's a cute little thing, sassy and spunky. She is currently weaned and[...]
Monty is a well broke BLM mustang who has a lot of power! He doesn't like a bit, so is ridden in a hackamore, but is very responsive and ready to go.
FALL 2017- Faith is out of rehab 100% sound! We will be starting to work with her this fall on a riding refresher but this girl is READY for her home! She's been ridden several times at the walk and trot in the round pen and out and about the farm and is relaxed, quiet, easy and responsive. This is an amazing mare who needs her own family!
This little guy is Mato (pronounced Mah-toe, means "bear" in Lakota). He came from a young man on the Lower Brule Reservation along with Ina, Tahni, Gleska, and Chikala. He was adopted out as a long yearling, has been gelded and nicely started under saddle. He's a lovely boy with a couple more years of growing expected, has been ridden[...]
Hope was originally rescued in March of 2012, as a very emaciated 2 year old, as part of the Sumner 22 neglect /starvation case out of Sumner, Iowa. She has spent the last five years in a loving home, well cared for and handled. She had training as a 3 year old, and then had 30 days professional training in the summer of 2016. Due to changing life[...]
Nora is a beautiful four year old Tennessee Walking Horse mare who has recently returned from a previous placement due to her adopter's health problems. She is a strong, opinionated mare that shows strong gait in pasture. Though not currently started under saddle she will be going into training.
UPDATE Fall 2017- Nora has been started under[...]
Hank is a unicorn. Great age and absolutely kid safe. He came to us with bad feet from lack of farrier care but is rehabbing nicely.