5 year old Mule Gelding
Check out this hunka-hunka-burning-mule that is back in South Dakota! It's Emmett, who is a gorgeous pony mule. He has decided that he 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!
3 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.
14 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.
26 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
11 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
24 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.