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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!

GSH0211 Chikala

GSH0211 Chikala
Fee: NA
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Miniature Horse
DOB: 2011
Sex: Stallion
Height: Mini
Training Level:
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 from our Adoption Program and will be serving as a Bug Club pony, helping children in our communities learn about horses.  He will be trained to ride and drive.