This little guy is Mato (pronounced Mah-toe, means "bear" in Lakota). He came from a young man on the Lower Brule Reservation along with Ina, Tahni, Gleska, and Chikala. He has his baby teeth so is a long yearling, and is so far the friendliest of the bunch. He was relatively easy to catch, leads, ties, backs, let me groom him all over and play[...]
Ina is a new intake. Her name means "mother" in Lakota and is pronounced "Eena", and she comes from a young man on the Lower Brule Reservation. She has all her baby teeth, so she's a long yearling. Going to take some work on being caught but once caught she is halter broke, leads, ties, moves over, backs, and let me pick up her front feet.[...]
October 2015: Jayme is now in South Dakota, to be evaluted, ridden and adopted! She's a stunningly beautiful mare, and thanks to great handling at her foster has really good ground manners. We've backed her and will start putting rides on her as long as she is here. She's a very responsive mare with a lot of potential. She has very easy[...]
Daisy is a healthy 9 year old pony mare who came in to GSH as an owner donation with her friend Nelly, who was emaciated and in dire need of having her teeth floated and feed. Daisy was in great shape, in face a little overweight! Our initial evaluation finds her to be very well broke and easy to handle. She likes people and attention and our[...]
UPDATE September 2015: Flambe has returned to GSH to find a new home as she is just too young and not suited to be a part of the lesson program at her last placement. Flambe is a very sweet girl. First one to catch at the gate and there isn't a mean bone in her body. Flambé is started with Clinton Anderson ground work and has been lightly[...]
Lady is a lovely 10 yr old reg medicine hat paint. She was broke when she was younger but only 45 days riding time, very green but very gentle and willing to please. Gets along great with everyone, needs work backing out of a trailer. Loads, ties etc.
Lady was adopted and has been trail ridden for the past two years. In 2015 she returned to GSH[...]
Painted Lady ("Lady") 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. She is a young registered mare, slightly shy but[...]
Joeyis a sweet, young grade Quarter Horse. He has good ground manners and is ready for training.
***Update October 2014*** JoJo has started his training! He has become easy to catch and stands politely for the farrier. JoJo has started to round pen and is a quick learner. He is willing to work and loves attention. He has also had a bareback pad[...]
Chapman is a flashy bay (the one on the right in the picture) 2 year old TWH (possible cross) gelding that came to GSH after he was brought to a local livestock auction in rough shape after his owner died. He's learning to trust and is smart and learns fast. He is currently butt high and doing great out on the big pasture. We have started to[...]
Grey is a 19 year old Quarter Horse gelding who was his previous owner's barrel horse. He'll go through anything on a trail, but can still be a little energetic when first riding. His owner tends to lunge him before riding. He can be a little nervous in new environments and doesn't like dewormer, but he's a pretty cool boy. He does have slight[...]
Joker, the bay, is a 16 year old breeding stock paint gelding, broke to ride. He rides best in a group and will trot all day (he appears to be very smooth) but doesn't enjoy the lope. He foundered as a yearling with slight rotation, and through good management is sound and has not foundered again. He will need a home capable of limiting his access[...]
Copper came to GSH as a lovely 2 year old who has been well loved his entire life. He is easy to catch and has decent ground manners, ties, leads, loads. He does need work for the farrier. He is very loving, mellow and loves attention. His mama is Dakota, a BLM mustang mare who was placed through GSH, and his daddy is a black quarter horse. Now[...]
Polly (Reclusives Polly) and Farrah (Reclusives Postergirl) were donated to GSH due to injury and illness in their breeder's family. She is a large, halter-bred Quarter Horse/Paint. Polly is the braver of the two, and very smart. She did suffer a cut to her front leg that is healing nicely with no lameness or tendons affected. She is stunning,[...]
Skipper is 14.2 hands tall and a beautiful Bay. He's a high-spirited and intelligent horse, and learns quickly with the right person. He can be difficult to catch, but can be bribed with treats. He has been backed in a round pen, and desensitized using Parelli. Skipper needs an experienced trainer/handler who is willing to give this beautiful boy[...]