These lovely horses have been lost to us - some adopted and some permanent residents. We hope to one day meet them again in the Greener Pastures in which they now run. Run free, every one of you.
August 9, 2017:
Our beautiful Star left us overnight peacefully. She will be greatly missed.
Star was a 19 year old Saddlebred mare, registered name Broadways Gold Star. A broodmare most of her life she was saved by a wonderful person in lieu of going to auction and sent to us along with her dam, Queenie, blind mare Maggie, Flirt, Butters,[...]
While we are technically not open to intakes right now due to the ISPMB horses and needing to get them adopted and back from fosters, Smokey's owner came to us with an option that made sense to all of us. See, Smokey is a gorgeous, young, energetic, healthy 6ish year old boy. His owner has had horses all her life, and took him in a couple of years[...]
Rooster comes to GSH due to high separation anxiety. He is reportedly well broke to ride but currently requires a buddy at all times, and he can be picky about who he will accept as a buddy. We will be working on his anxiety. He is currently fostered but will be coming to the South Dakota Location as soon as possible.
We lost Dani to colic on 12/7/2016, after four days of hospitalization and attempts to figure out what was wrong and fix it. Necropsy showed the walls of her small intestine were thickened and the vascular system/blood vessels going to her small intestines were 10x the size of a regular horse, showing that her digestive tract had required[...]
UPDATE MARCH 16, 2014: The Sanctuary's farrier and equine dentist has estimated Sammy's age as 30+, which coincides with the Renner vet's age of "ancient, 30ish." While original information placed him at 20, with two experts aging him as over 30 we have granted Sammy Sanctuary with GSH and he will live the remainder of his life with us and his 29[...]
Queenie was offered Sanctuary due to her advanced age when Gentle Spirit Horses took in several other of the Langes' mares during their herd dispersal. She is gaining weight slowly and doing well, and enjoying her retirement.
Update 09/20/2015 With heavy hearts we regret to announce that 30 year old Society Golden Queen, one half of our famous[...]
16 yr old Chestnut Reg Morgan mare verbally identified as Mary Mels Lil Sister, old shoulder injury but gets around OK, SWEETHEART! Originally from Utah. 16 years old. May be bred.
Mary Mels Lil Sister is on her way to Missouri with Omar's Wendy, to a fabulous home that will keep her comfortable! Thanks Vali!
Wendy is a 9 year old Quarter Horse with mild ringbone in one front foot. She was sound on the trails. Our farrier said if she's kept well trimmed she should be sound for a long time.
Barbie (known as Bertha at ISU) is one of the “ISU 7” - a group of horses donated to Iowa State University for their vet and/or breeding program. When they were no longer useful, typically the college will take them to auction. GSH was given the opportunity to take in the ISU 7 and attempt to find them homes. Barbie is a very large, but not[...]
Shelly came from a large herd in which the elderly owners needed to downsize. She is a sweet little pony but can be shy at times and needs an owner that will have time to give her plenty of love. We do not know if she is broke at this time but we do know that she is bred and more than likely pregnant. She loves apple treats and will follow you[...]
Blake is a bomb-proof, dead broke senior (25 years old at time of entry into GSH) quarterhorse who has been used as a therapy horse for the past several years. Unfortunately, at his age he can no longer chew hay and needs to be on a diet of senior feed and soft alfalfa. The ranch where he was working is unequipped to provide this kind of care,[...]
Mare in the weanling/mare pasture. Probably bred. Verbally ID'd and her markings match the registry info for Ortawn Jenny Lynn, out of Ortawn Frenny and by Ortawn Captain Royal. GSH0082, bay colt "Breeze", is her this year's colt. Adopter is responsible for health papers, Coggins, and shipping. Our vet will do health papers and coggins for[...]
Bay stallion, sire is Wildcards Gentleman Jack. This boy jumped a corral panel without blinking. Adopter is responsible for health papers, Coggins, and shipping.
Jack passed away on the way to the trainers from a heart attack. He will be sorely missed but will always have a place in his adopters heart.
Yearling champagne and white pinto TWH filly, nice build, more solid than Angel, moved nice (and fast!). 13-14hh. She kept moving and all i got was her legs the first time I tried to get her picture! Her fee covers her purchase price and shipping her to foster, you will need to arrange your own shipping.
Cricket is fostered near Lexington, KY[...]
This 27 year old mare is in URGENT need of an angel. She's VERY thin and has injured her leg - it's superficial but bled a lot and we worry at that age about infection. She needs her teeth done, needs senior feed - just needs someone to let her rest for her final years and reward her for her fabulous babies and all of her service. We are[...]
Sahara was originally an owner donation to GSH due to her age and because she had a little too much spirit for the nine year old she was meant for. Sahara has found her home with Julie, who originally was going to foster her. But then we found out that she's nearly 30 years old ... and she's helped Julie find her confidence under saddle again.[...]
Shamall had a long and loving life as the sole horse with a family in Iowa. They had him I believe since he was a baby or a two year old. In his early years he competed in hunter/jumper, then at about 9 years old he "retired" and went to live with his man. 18 years it was Shamall and his man, friends and companions - no riding really, just Shamall[...]
Pirate is one of the driving forces behind Gentle Spirit Horses and has helped define the directions we want to take. His "human" story starts in November of 2003, when he was dumped at an auction house in Minnesota - a scared, feral, thin, mangy, half blind, full of scars, approximately 5-7 years old and still a stallion. Between no owner[...]
Rocky was adopted from Helping Hands Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation in December of 2006, at the age of 21 years old. He was an ex-eventer, had been a teenager's Pony Club horse, and now was retired to the rescue. We took him in, and found him a 12 year old girl to lease him. Together they had many wonderful experiences, and Rocky was allowed to[...]
Black mare with a star in the shape of a cross, in the weanling/mare pasture. Probably bred. Verbally Id'd and markings match registry info for WAR Black Indyca, out of WAR Indycaducy and by Rimlo Black Talent. Adopter is responsible for health papers, Coggins, and shipping. Our vet will do health papers and coggins for $35. We may be able to[...]
Cora was a shy weanling that was part of our November 2010 effort to rehome 41 Morgans from a breeder who needed to reduce his herd and was facing selling the majority of them to a slaughter buyer or taking them to auction. Cora was lost to us due to severe dehydration, hypothermia and extreme worm infestation. Many people, from Kathi at GSH and[...]
Chestnut registered broodmare, probably bred. Her markings match Liz's Free Spirit, a 16 year old mare out of R Two Brandy Sage by Liz's Blackjack. Have not been verbally told her name, this is just who the markings match. Will attempt to get a verbal id from breeder. Adopter is responsible for health papers, Coggins, and shipping. Our local[...]
Tanglewoods Gentle Storm was one of the Iowa 41 Morgans placed in the fall of 2010. He was placed with a trainer in Tennessee. We unfortunately did not receive any updates about him after fall of 2011, but were informed in 2015 that Storm was euthanized after several months with a trainer because he could not overcome his anxiety and dangerous[...]