24 year old Quarter Horse Gelding
Dudley came to GSH when one of his owners died and the other suffered a severe injury two weeks later. A stallion at intake, he has been gelded and is learning how to be handled. Given his age, we will consider a gelding-only Pasture Pals placement, otherwise he will be nominated for Sanctuary and spend his life with us.
2 year old Mustang Gelding
Hamilton was born without 80% of the coffin bones in his hind feet, and is now kept sound with shoes and regular trims. He is growing to be a smart, sassy colt who definitely has the potential to be a driving horse. He may even grow to be ridable, but time will tell! Hamilton remains a Permanent Resident due to his medical condition.
22 year old Saddlebred Mare
Meet Djinn’s Lucky Symbol, also known as Jinny, a lovely mare who floats across the pasture. She did have an injury when she ran into a T-post before coming to Gentle Spirit Hores but her flank healed up nicely, though it has a scar. She has great manners, is easy to catch and loves attention, and we've saddled her.
13 year old Hinny Mare
Gracie was dropped off at the Sanctuary late November, 2012. She had been purchased at an auction in Missouri and brought up for a family who rides mules.
Thought she would be good for their kids...she is terrified of everything! Once the halter is on she leads nice, and we just moved her to the lower pen.
25 year old Paint Mare
Jackie was obviously well cared for in her old home but could no longer stay there due to the fact that her previous owner has past away and the kids were not into horses. She has been out in pasture for the last 10 years and has many a baby with her pasture mate Duke. She was confirmed in foal when she came into the Gentle Spirit program and had her foal, Sheldon, December 2013.
Bug Club Horse
10 year old Paint Gelding
Skye is a wonderful horse who has the worst luck. He came to GSH at 19 months old, already rejected twice. He went through four adoptive homes before he was 7 years old, but always came back. Once a kid safe horse being shown by a 5 year old, he has suffered injuries due to poor handling and was granted Sanctuary due to his constant rejections. In the fall of 2017 he suffered a tying up episode, and will be slowly reintroduced to work and the Bug Club this summer.
Bug Club Horse
23 year old Arabian Shetland Pony Gelding
Many will tell you that Buster Brown is the best pony ever. Prior to developing severe heaves in his early 20s, Buster was a solid member of our Therapeutic Riding Program. Now retired to South Dakota, he is an active member of our children's program, the Bug Club, though he is mostly worked with on the ground due to his heaves.
Bug Club Horse
23 year old Quarter Horse Gelding
Tommy is with Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary because he has Wobbler's Syndrome. For the past several years he has been a solid trail and therapy horse, but as he's getting older his Wobbles is starting to advance and he is now fully retired and will live his life out at the Sanctuary.