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Jinny

GSH0175 Jinny

Fee: N/A
Location: Fostered
Breed: Saddlebred
Age: 19
Sex: Mare
Height: 15.3 hh
Training Level:
Backed/Started Under Saddle
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding

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.

Update 11/11/2013: Jinny has[...]

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Paisley

GSH0225 Paisley

Fee: Pasture Pals
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Haflinger cross
Age: 22
Sex: Mare
Height: 13.2 hh
Training Level:
Green Broke
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding, Retirement

This is Paisley. She came into GSH Iowa a few weeks ago and we haven't had a chance to introduce her yet! She is a 22 year old halflinger/paint cross pony looking for a retirement home under our Pasture Pals program. She has good ground manners, loves to be groomed, and has been used for lead line before. There are reports of bucking which is why[...]

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Gracie

GSH0167 Gracie

Fee: TBD
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Hinny
Age: 12
Sex: Jenny
Height:
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork
Suitability:
Companion/Light Riding

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. It appears she has some night blindness.[...]

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Nelly

GSH0205 Nelly

Fee: NA
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Arabian
Age: 28
Sex: Mare
Height: 14.2-14.3 hh
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Companion/Light Riding, Retirement

Nelly is an Arabian or Arabian cross mare, whose previous owner just couldn't get to gain weight. She is reported to be 20-25 and our vet has verified that's likely accurate. Her body condition score on intake was 1 on the Henneke scale, however she's very strong and spunky and lively. SUPER SWEET GIRL, said to be broke to ride, easy to be around[...]

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Chikala

GSH0211 Chikala

Fee: NA
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Miniature Horse
Age: 6
Sex: Stallion
Height: Mini
Training Level:
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding

Chikala is a new intake.  His name means "small" in Lakota, and he comes from a young man on the Lower Brule Reservation.  His name is pronounced "cheek-ah-lah" and he appears to be about 5 years old, though we'll have the vet verify that.  He needs to be gelded, but is easy to handle.

Update: After lots of consideration, Chikala has been removed[...]

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Skye

GSH0017 Skye

Fee: NA
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Paint
Age: 9
Sex: Gelding
Height: 14.1 hh
Training Level:
Green Broke
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

Skye has been part of GSH since he was 19 months old - over five years now!  He had already been rejected from two homes at that age - first from his breeder who had no use for him since he is a Paint with no spots; second by the person who took him in as a weanling who had no time for him and just had him out with cattle.  He has grown up with[...]

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Maggie

GSH0174 Maggie

Fee:
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Saddlebred
Age: 18
Sex: Mare
Height: 15.2 hh
Training Level:
Suitability:

Maggie has been blind all her life and came to be a permanent resident after being given to Gentle Spirit Horses during a Saddlebred herd reduction. She can be very nervous and sticks very close to Queenie, another permanent resident.

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Yogi

GSH0163 Yogi

Fee: Priceless
Location: Forest City, IA - The Sanctuary
Breed: Donkey
Age: 6
Sex: Gelding
Height: 12 hh
Training Level:
Halter Broke
Suitability:
Companion/Light Riding

Yogi is a sweet donkey who George (the white donkey) became very attached to.  As such, he remains a permanent resident as a companion for George.

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Jackie

GSH0144 Jackie

Fee: NA
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Paint
Age: 24
Sex: Mare
Height: 15.3 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork
Suitability:
Retirement

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[...]

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Kiwi

GSH0139 Kiwi

Fee: Priceless
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Hackney Pony
Age: 15
Sex: Mare
Height: 13 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork
Suitability:
Companion/Light Riding

Kiwi is a beautiful blind Hackney pony that came to Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary through the Iowa 22 Sumner neglect case in March 2010.  She's been offered Sanctuary due to her blindness and trust issues.

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Prince

GSH0103 Prince

Fee: Priceless
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Paint
Age: 11
Sex: Gelding
Height: 15.2 hh
Training Level:
Backed/Started Under Saddle
Suitability:
Companion/Light Riding

Prince is a permanent resident of the Gentle Spirit Horses Sanctuary due to blindness.  He's a lovely boy, can be ridden by an experienced handler, but mostly just gets to enjoy being a horse.

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Sully

GSH0021 Sully

Fee: Priceless
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Grade
Age: 19
Sex: Gelding
Height: 14.2 hh
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

Sully came from AC4H broker lot in Pennsylvania prior to coming to Gentle Spirit Horses.   He's a quiet, well broke boy, but much older than we were told.  He remains at GSH due to his age and is part of our therapeutic riding program.

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Buster

GSH0015 Buster

Fee: Priceless
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Welsh Pony/Arabian cross
Age: 22
Sex: Gelding
Height: 13.2 hh
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding

Buster is one of Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary therapeutic riding horses and a wonderful one at that! 

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George

GSH0010 George

Fee: Priceless
Location: Forest City, IA - The Sanctuary
Breed:
Age: 13
Sex: Gelding
Height: 12 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork
Suitability:
Companion/Light Riding

George is the official spokes-donkey of the GSH Sanctuary.  He remains a permanent resident due to a broken hip that was never treated and healed poorly.

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Tommy

GSH0007 Tommy

Fee: Priceless
Location: Forest City, IA - The Sanctuary
Breed: Quarter Horse
Age: 22
Sex: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Retirement

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.

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Lucy

GSH0009 Lucy

Fee: Priceless
Location: Forest City, IA - The Sanctuary
Breed: Grade
Age: 13
Sex: Mare
Height: 15 hh
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

Lucy was purchased at the Corsica Horse Sales by our barn manager at that time. When he brought her to the barn, Nina fell in love at first sight. She wasn’t available for purchase at that time. Approximately a year later she showed up back in the pens at the barn we were boarding at, slated to go to Novartis to be used in a research program and[...]

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Beau

GSH0003 Beau

Fee: Priceless
Location: Forest City, IA - The Sanctuary
Breed: Thoroughbred
Age: 16
Sex: Gelding
Height: 16.1 hh
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding

Beau is a permanent resident of GSH due to blindness.  He's broke to ride and a good boy!  He's unable to do therapeutic riding due to his blindness.

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Jazz

GSH0001 Jazz

Fee: Priceless
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Paint, APHA
Age: 18
Sex: Mare
Height: 15hh
Training Level:
Advanced or Specialized Training
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

Jazz is the first horse that came into our family. Jazz stays a permanet resident due to behavior problems. During the summer, Jazz is able to be ridden by specific riders with certain restrictions but loves to work and jump!

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Chip

GSH0091 Chip

Fee: Priceless
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Pony Cross
Age: 17
Sex: Gelding
Height: 13.2 hh
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

Chip is an energetic pony who is highly athletic with a background in gaming on the east coast.  This boy has speed! He is completely sound but will have to be watched because as a pony he is predisposed for founder and did have a scare with founder a few years ago. He has been cleared by the farrier as sound and ready for work now. He has good[...]

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Buddy

GSH0212 Buddy

Fee: NA
Location: Forest City, IA - The Sanctuary
Breed: Mule
Age: 28
Sex: Gelding
Height: 13 hands
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding

Buddy is a Special Needs boy...he has no front teeth and is 26 years young. His diet is Nutrena Senior, beet pulp, HS-35, and Cool Calories along with Chaffhaye twice daily....he could really use a sponsor!

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Comet Sr.

GSH0221 Comet Sr.

Fee: Priceless
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Pony
Age: 23
Sex: Gelding
Height: 13.3 hh
Training Level:
Broke to Ride
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding

Comet is a cute large pony who was a therapy horse for a paraplegic girl when he was younger.  When she outgrew him he ended up at auction where he was purchased by someone who couldn't bare to see a therapy horse go to slaughter.  Comet has some health problems, including Heaves and Cushings, and has come in to GSH as a permanent resident due to[...]

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