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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!

GSH0128 Hope

GSH0128 Hope
Fee: $450 - Home for the Holidays Special!
Breed: Appaloosa
DOB: 2010
Sex: Mare
Height: 15 hh
Training Level:
Green Broke
Unrestricted Riding


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 circumstances, Hope has returned to GSH in April of 2017. She spent a little over a month in training at TruHaven Ranch in Minnesota and has now been ridden several time over the summer with us. She's a friendly horse, enjoys people, pretty easy to work with. She can be lazy under saddle, though, and while she has so far been safe for all riders, she needs someone confident enough to make her move. 

UPDATE fall 2017- Hope has been a go to riding horse this summer for our volunteers. Children as young as 8 have ridden her. Though still lazy, she is very safe under saddle and still looking for her home.