Jules (registered name Rey Jubilashahn Bey - Bey Shahn (Bey Shah) x MC Jabasks Rose (GG Jabask x Gazon Daughter) is a lovely Arabian mare who was used as a broodmare prior to coming to GSH. As a yearling, she was named CHAMPION 2003 Open Yearling Fillies at the Iowa Gold Star Futurity Show. She has had a couple of lovely foals, and was brought[...]
Suri is a lovely 12 year old paint type mare, that was originally brought into GSH due to a domestic situation. Her friend Molly, their two colts, and Suri were scheduled to be shot within days of their rescue. She is reportedly very well broke, though we were told she was always ridden bareback due to being cinchy/girthy. She is sweet, easy to[...]
Shelly came from a large herd in which the elderly owners needed to downsize. She is a sweet little pony but can be shy at times and needs an owner that will have time to give her plenty of love. We do not know if she is broke at this time She loves apple treats and will follow you around for them. She is blind in her right eye but this should not[...]
Katie is a sweet, well broke mare. We were told that she was used as a 4H horse in the past but will need a reminder as it has been a few years. Sure to get the attention of the judge in the show ring, Katie has 4 flashy white socks and bright blaze, her mellow and friendly personality is just the icing on the cake. Since being at the Sanctuary[...]
Sizzle is just a great girl all around. Friendly and easy to catch with good ground manners. Sizzle has also turned out to be very, very well broke. She is balky, and stubborn (some people define that as a "mare") but with regular rides we rarely see that behavior at all. Like many mares, she tests her rider, but once she knows you aren't[...]
Every now and then we get the opportunity to help some of the good owners out there, not just neglect, unwanted, starved, etc horses. This weekend was one of those weekends. A person who boards at the same barn we board our personal horses had finally come to realize she wasn't a good fit with her current horse. Rather than sell him, and to afford[...]
Giovanni is a green broke to ride and drive mustang cross gelding who was donated to GSH when his owner had to downsize due to moving to town. He was reported as being high spirited and sometimes difficult to handle, however he has shown none of that behavior while in GSH and has instead been a very mellow, in your pocket kind of horse that is[...]
Molly is a lovely 16-17 year old quarter horse type mare, that was brought into GSH due to a domestic situation. Her friend Suri, their two colts, and Molly were scheduled to be shot within days of their rescue. She is reportedly very well broke, though she does have hard bumps on her front leg surrounding the knee. She reportedly has never[...]
Duke is a 12 year old stallion who has been on pasture with mares for years. His owner died, and the family is trying to find him a home. They know very little about him other than he's a paint and he's docile. We don't even know if he has any training. Someone has already donated his gelding costs.
Sept 2012- Duke is very happy and still fat in[...]
Clifford was an owner surrender due to the fact that he wasn't the right color for the breeder. This poor 2 year old that was being threatened to be turned into sausage or taken to a sale barn.
Clifford, Russet and Duke are all happy and healthy with Richard! All three lovely boys are gelded and well, well fed.
Russet is from the Sumner Neglect Case that happened in March. The owner, from Sumner, IA, released 22 horses into GSH’s care. Russet had a body score of 2 and needed a bath, deworming and lots of love to get better.
Clifford, Russet and Duke are all happy and healthy with Richard! Russet is from the Sumner 22 (and look at him now!), All three[...]
Wyatt, who was originally "Pinapple", is from the Sumner Neglect Case that happened in March. The owner, from Sumner, IA, released 22 horses into GSH's care. Wyatt had a body score of 2 and needed a bath, deworming and lots of love to get better. Now Wyatt is a healthy, happy 2 year old who needs to find a loving permanent home. He was gelded[...]
This Chics Sizzlin is one of the “ISU 7” - a group of horses donated to Iowa State University for their vet and/or breeding program. When they were no longer useful, typically the college will take them to auction. GSH was given the opportunity to take in the ISU 7 and attempt to find them homes. Sizzle is a beautiful quarter horse mare with a[...]