ALONSO

ALONSO

Category: Unstarted
Age: 2
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Arabian

Bio: This young horse, with a minor heart murmur, is halter trained, picks up feet, and has been well-behaved for vet visits. While he may not transform into your typical "endurance" Arabian, our vet says he will still have a full riding career ahead of him. Training experience required or a trainer hired to be considered as a match for Alonso.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $1000

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ALPINE

ALPINE

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 12
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Alpine is a beautiful AQHA registered mare with some special hoof care needs. CHR contracts have a "no breeding" clause for any adopter of a mare.

Handler Experience: TBD

Adoption Fee: $2500

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AMIRA

AMIRA

Category: Unstarted
Age: 7
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Amira in some languages translates to "princess." I'd like to be somebody's princess in the future, but I've got a lot of trust issues. I'm making remarkable progress, so they tell me, and my best match for will need to be an adopter with patience to spare, a tool box with the lid open, and other training resources when he or she hits a tough spot with me. Fortunately, I'm young in age with beauty to spare and a desire to connect with humans...no health or maintenance special needs.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2000

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ANNIE

ANNIE

Category: Unstarted
Age: 2
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Fun and unusual coloring in this spunky and energetic youngster that loves people. She will always be in your pocket if allowed! Halter trained, picks up feet, and has been well-behaved for vet visits. Training experience required. Contract requires no breeding of any filly/mare adopted from CHR.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $1000

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ASTER (CL)

ASTER (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 4
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Astrea ("Fallen Star") is a special little Arabian horse who came out of a rescue situation severely malnourished and unhandled. She is currently at a boarding barn and learning all the basics of human contact, leading, grooming, going for walks around the property, having her feet trimmed, and light work on the ground. She greets me at the gate now when she sees me pulling up, expecting good things. Oh, and she hoards all the other horses toys! (Not sure how they end up in her pen, but they do). Due to a congenital condition of her hind legs she is unable to be ridden, but at only 5 years old, she deserves a great life ahead of her. Complete Vet work up is available for review. Aster will need an experienced adopter who can continue helping her build her social skills. Located on the Western Slope. Adoption fee will go towards trailering costs to the right home.

Owner(s): Christy

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BANDIT

BANDIT

Category: Staff
Gender: Gelding

Breed: Paint

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

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BEANSTALK

BEANSTALK

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 15
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.2

Breed: Thoroughbred

Bio: IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS! 8/18/21 Pleasant and personable gelding willing to try hard for his people. Green in his education and needs finishing but could go any direction. Does best with front shoes. We are continuing his training/evaluation rides at this time.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $3000

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BELLE

BELLE

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 20
Gender: Mare
Height: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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BERT

BERT

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 2
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Mustang

Bio: This young gelding came to us from the Kentucky Humane Society who needed help placing horses found running feral in the state. Ernie also came from this situation. He and Ernie (aren't we clever...Bert and Ernie) are characters and enjoy the learning process. At this time, he is halter trained, picks up feet, and has been well-behaved for vet visits. Healthy and sound. Training experience required or willingness to hire a trainer.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $1000

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BLACKJACK

BLACKJACK

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 15
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3

Breed: Paint

Handler Experience: TBD

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BRUNO

BRUNO

Category: Unstarted
Age: 5
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: This youngster is being introduced to the halter, leading and general ground manners. We are taking all the time he needs to get him on the right path. Estimate his height at 14.3 - 15 hh. Rescued at the local livestock auction, this horse is excelling in learning the basics with positive reinforcement. His breeding heritage goes back to the stallion Blue Valentine. No registration papers made it to the auction with this herd dispersal of young horses from Wyoming.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2500

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CAYENNE

CAYENNE

Category: Riding
Age: 21
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Flashy Arabian appropriate for light rides only. Has spent the last couple of years in a collegiate program gaining confidence and experience. Needs a great home who would love a great horse!

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $1500

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CHEYENNE (CL)

CHEYENNE (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 25
Gender: Mare

Breed: Appaloosa

Bio: Great ground manners due to many hours of ground work and riding. She is a sweet mare. I am having my fourth back surgery and am selling my Rocky Mountain Gaited Gelding who is on consignment with a trainer. Cheyenne is very lonely and needs to be with other horses. If you are interested in adopting her I would like to see your place and situation. My main concern is finding her a good home.

Owner(s): Sandy

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CINDER

CINDER

Category: Riding
Age: 15
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.1

Breed: Morab

Bio: Just finished my freshmen session in the CSU Right Horse Program and I'm back at the rescue. A "Morab" is a cross between a Morgan and an Arabian horse. A bit on the petite size, this mare has refreshed her riding skills and has proven to be very forward and willing. She is very spirited as well as reasonable. Training and problem solving skills will be needed by her adopter to give her a matching new home.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $2500

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CINNAMON

CINNAMON

Category: Miniature
Age: 14
Gender: Mare
Height: 8.3

Breed: Miniature

Bio: This girl is a non-riding companion who is a bit shy at the beginning of new relationships. She would blossom with personal and consistent care. Cinnamon should not go out on pasture and should be separated during feeding from full size horses to maintain her "mini" figure.

Handler Experience: Beginner - Just starting to learn how to catch, halter, and lead a horse. Establishing basic riding skills and aids: balance at a halt/walk/trot, steering, leg and hand cues.

Adoption Fee: $800

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CISCO

CISCO

Category: Riding
Age: 24
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: 12/22 IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS!! I'm a former dude ranch horse that remains "old horse" sound! Take a few easy rides with me and keep me on grain and soaked beet pulp as I have a few less teeth these days. Safe for kids and even husbands...

Handler Experience: Beginner - Just starting to learn how to catch, halter, and lead a horse. Establishing basic riding skills and aids: balance at a halt/walk/trot, steering, leg and hand cues.

Adoption Fee: $1800

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CLOVER

CLOVER

Category: Riding
Age: 15
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.2

Breed: Appaloosa

Bio: Clover requires a confident rider to provide support both in the saddle and from the ground. Her adopter should be at least intermediate level riding ability with some problem solving skills or resources for problem solving. She would thrive in an occasional ride home and is considered a light ride. Not a good match for more challenging trail rides - rocky, hilly, etc.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $1500

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DOC

DOC

Category: Staff
Age: 21
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

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DODGER

DODGER

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 12
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1

Breed: Thoroughbred

Bio: Sweet, personable Thoroughbred best suited for flatwork but not jumping. Would be a great western or english pleasure horse. Still in evaluation here but going well under saddle.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $1500

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DOMINO

DOMINO

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 19
Gender: Mare
Height: 15

Breed: Paint

Bio: If you're looking for a wonderful companion for another horse and one that is friendly on the ground, this is your mare! She does need special farrier care for club feet, needs front shoes and cannot subsist on pasture due to her teeth. Feed her all the hay she needs and she can go out to pasture with her buddies for play time.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $450

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DUNE

DUNE

Category: Riding
Age: 10
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: In the riding evaluation phase Dune has shown us he is great in just a bareback pad, walk and trot. Accepts a saddle as well and will move on to canter work in 2022. This young horse is a gem and an unusual "champagne" coloring. He is not competition/performance level. Does require some maintenance including shoes and injections.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $3500

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ELMO

ELMO

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 10
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2

Breed: Thoroughbred

Bio: Elmo is a very sweet and personable gelding who made his way from Kentucky to Colorado Horse Rescue. Originally considered feral, he spent a semester at CSU in the Right Horse program being handled 4-5 times a week by his student. He is now exhibiting a friendly attitude that would make him a great match for a family with at least strong intermediate skills.

Handler Experience: TBD

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ERNIE

ERNIE

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 2
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Mustang

Bio: This young gelding came to us from the Kentucky Humane Society who needed help placing horses found running feral in the state. Bert also came from this situation. He and Ernie (aren't we clever??Bert and Ernie...) are characters and enjoy the learning process. At this time, he is halter trained, picks up feet, and has been well-behaved for vet visits. Healthy and sound. Training experience required or willingness to hire a trainer.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $1000

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FERN

FERN

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 14
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: This pretty mare has developed a whole new level of contentment around people. She has not, however, taken to being under saddle. She will be adopted out to a non-riding home only. Goes barefoot - needs standard trimming from a farrier. Working on standing quietly for the farrier.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $450

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FLAME

FLAME

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 21
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.1

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Experience the flamboyant personality of a true Arabian! Social and an extrovert in his herd, Flame shows a tremendous affinity for liberty work - energetic and youthful with a strong play drive! Non-riding companion level horse.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $450

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FLYNN

FLYNN

Category: Unstarted
Age: 1
Gender: Colt
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: 12/21 IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS!! Restricted Release. This young colt's breeding heritage goes back to the stallion Blue Valentine. No registration papers made it to the auction with this herd dispersal of young horses from Wyoming. If you want a level headed youngster to work with, this is your guy. Will be gelded before adoption. Already comfortable in the basics - haltering, leading, and picking up feet - but still able to find trouble if he gets bored!

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2000

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FOGGY

FOGGY

Category: Riding
Age: 15
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2

Breed: Swedish Warmblood

Bio: Foggy's training evaluation states that he has not been under saddle with CHR trainers at this point. He is wearing a saddle during groundwork and not entirely compliant in the process. Time will help us determine his riding potential and skill level. Will likely need an advanced rider/handler. Front shoes required, along with grain and soaked feed to keep his weight up. Not a candidate for competition level riding or jumping.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2500

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GEMINI

GEMINI

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 16
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.2

Breed: Mustang

Bio: Gemini is looking for a non-riding, companion home! She is working on standing quietly for the farrier and overall handleability. Always dreamed of having a mustang but no longer wanting to ride? Gemini is sure to add a majestic presence to your pasture.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $800

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GEORGE (CL)

GEORGE (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 22
Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: We are very sad to announce that George will be retiring from the programs at Hearts & Horses. Prior to joining the herd, George had a very successful competitive, but physically demanding, career as a cutting horse. As he has aged he has been experiencing periods of lameness that over the past year have not responded sufficiently to treatment to allow him to comfortably continue to serve our participants. We are beginning the careful search to find that perfect home for George, an amazing gelding who has been a favorite here at Hearts & Horses since 2016. George's ideal home is one with a space large enough to live without too much fresh grass. He needs the company of geldings rather than mares. George is retiring from Hearts & Horses to become a companion horse, however he would LOVE to be able to continue to do an occasional pony ride at the walk with a young child from time to time. If you are interested in George, please submit a "Letter of Interest" to our Director of Equine Services, which should contain information about the following items: - your experience with horses - what George's job would be - a description of the living situation available for him (turn out, quality of feed, shelter and general care) - your ability to meet, maintain and provide care in case of a veterinary emergency Send your Letter of Interest to Liz de Kock - liz@heartsandhorses.org. If you have any questions, you can also call Liz at (970) 663-4200 x 304 Thank You!

Owner(s): Liz

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HARRY TROTTER

HARRY TROTTER

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 12
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.2

Breed: Missouri Foxtrotter

Handler Experience: TBD

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HOLLY

HOLLY

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 16
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.1

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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IZZY (CL)

IZZY (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 20
Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Sweet horse, easy to catch and put a halter on or give meds if needed. First owner did barrel racing with her, she foundered with a different owner on alfalfa although this appears to be a dormant issue at this point. A farrier has trimmed Izzy twice just recently and there are not any signs of founder but she does have a club foot, so Izzy grows more heel than toe, so she should probably be just a companion horse. Fully up to date on vaccines. Will be given to a good home, with all of her feed. Located in Elizabeth, CO.

Owner(s): Valerie

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JAGGER

JAGGER

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 4
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Young, playful, green. Not yet started under saddle - can go any direction that suits his personality. Athletic young horse.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2500

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KAMI (CL)

KAMI (CL)

Category: Riding
Age: 12
Gender: Gelding

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Kami could have great potential to be a riding horse in the hands of a competent trainer. He has been used on at least 1 endurance race by a previous owner. He has special needs, in that he was born blind in his right eye. He is high spirited and sound, but has been kept as a companion animal to another older horse for the past 3-4 years. The older companion horse has become increasingly irritable with his shenanigans. Kami needs a kind and loving home where he will receive the love and attention he deserves.

Owner(s): Moschell

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KYRAH (CL)

KYRAH (CL)

Category: Unstarted
Age: 5
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Kyrah is as sweet as they come. She was pulled from a kill pen in September of 2020. She is nervous and cautious of people as her past is undesirable. She is unhandled but is looking for training. Of the little training she has gotten, she is eager and loves to please. She picks up new information very quickly and loves to get treats. She needs to go to a home where she will get the training and care she needs. She is such a love and she needs someone who will make sure they remember.

Owner(s): Emily

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LUCY

LUCY

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 16
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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MICAH

MICAH

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 18
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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MOGUL

MOGUL

Category: Riding
Age: 16
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.1

Breed: Mustang

Bio: I'm a beautiful, sensitive and sometimes reactive Mustang mare. The trainers here are still in the evaluation phase and it appears my riding skills are there but pretty rusty. I'd make a great project horse for a mustang savvy and capable adopter.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $1500

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MONTEREY

MONTEREY

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 16
Gender: Mare
Height: 14

Breed: Mustang

Bio: Meet Monterey! This gorgeous gal is truly something special. Monterey is an EXCELLENT liberty horse! She loves to play with people on the ground. She is a born in captivity Mustang and is being adopted as a non-riding horse. Monterey has just come back from a summer in Foster care becoming even more friendly and engaging. Come meet this very smart and willing mare.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $450

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MONTY

MONTY

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 14
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Mustang

Bio: I'm a handsome, sensitive and sometimes reactive mustang. Having been out of the riding occupation for many years, and showing NO signs of wanting to be a riding horse again, he will be placed as a non-riding horse only. Mustang experience is recommended for his next home.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $450

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NIKITA

NIKITA

Category: Unstarted
Age: 3
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Restricted release - pending colt weaning in late Feb. Rescued at the local livestock auction, we believe Nikita is a coming two year old although she has not yet let us look in her mouth to confirm this. Curious and previously unhandled, this horse is excelling in learning the basics with positive reinforcement. Nikita's breeding heritage goes back to the stallion Blue Valentine. No registration papers made it to the auction with this herd dispersal of young horses from Wyoming. CHR's contract includes a "no breeding" clause for mares.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2000

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PEEKABOO

PEEKABOO

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 22
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Lovely and personable mare who would enjoy a family of her own who wants to spend time grooming her. Can also provide the kids with a lead line experience with supervision.

Handler Experience: Beginner - Just starting to learn how to catch, halter, and lead a horse. Establishing basic riding skills and aids: balance at a halt/walk/trot, steering, leg and hand cues.

Adoption Fee: $450

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PICASSO

PICASSO

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 10
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Paint

Handler Experience: TBD

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PIRATE

PIRATE

Category: Riding
Age: 17
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Restricted ride for Pirate. This big, beautiful gelding has been in a long term rehabilitation at the rescue for a torn MCL. He is a great candidate for a light ride home with an experienced handler/rider. A very sensitive horse, he will need front shoes, care for navicular and a home where his caretakers are confident and patient with him.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $1200

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PRANCER

PRANCER

Category: Riding
Age: 8
Gender: Mare
Height: 13.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Prancer is a pony sized, adorable mare. She still needs training to complete her education but has been saddled and ridden in a therapeutic riding environment. She needs a home with less of a workload due to her hind leg conformation and would enjoy being loved on by adults and children alike. A very friendly, small sized pony at 13.3 hands. Light ride only.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $1200

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PRINCE CASPIAN

PRINCE CASPIAN

Category: Staff
Age: 18
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3

Breed: Tennessee Walker

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RAGNAR

RAGNAR

Category: Unstarted
Age: 13
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: My name is Ragnar and I am indeed a warrior horse. My previous life was as a bucking horse on the rodeo circuit until I got smart and quit bucking. I was fired from that job and ended up at the auction as a throw away horse. CHR, lucky for me, was there that day, bought me, and brought me to the rescue. I'm losing my fear of people but still tend to overreact to almost anything and everything. Patience and talent will be needed by my adopter. Resources and more than one trainer may be needed - but they think I'm worth all the effort and I couldn't agree more!

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $1500

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RANSOME

RANSOME

Category: Staff
Age: 18
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2

Breed: Thoroughbred

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REINA

REINA

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 13
Gender: Mare
Height: 15

Breed: Paint

Bio: IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS1/20/22 Classic Paint horse with beautiful markings. Would love to be part of a family and enjoy personalized care. Requires front shoes/pads and an experienced farrier. A significant overbite prevents her from typical grazing as a means of maintaining her weight - needs hay supplements.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $450

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RILEY

RILEY

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 21
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.2

Breed: Paint

Bio: IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS 12/22/21 A strong intermediate rider will be the best match for the wonderful Riley. He needs time for conditioning rides and should not go on rocky, uphill/downhill trails in his future. After settling into regular work with patience, consistent training and lots of love, Riley is looking for his perfect match! Requires front shoes/pads.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $2500

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ROMEO

ROMEO

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 5
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Romeo is a sweetheart and loves attention from humans. Diagnosed with some loss of vision along with ringbone and arthritis, he is starting his young life with some challenges. At this time, we don't know if he'll hold up to riding by an adult, or if he could become a child's ride perhaps on lead line, being ponied, or otherwise. A special owner who can give this loving horse another chance at a home would be his best match!

Handler Experience: TBD

Adoption Fee: $450

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RUMOR

RUMOR

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 22
Gender: Mare
Height: 16

Breed: Oldenburg

Bio: Non-Riding Companion: This is a mare that loves positive reinforcement training! Retired from carrying riders, she would love a family who could cater to her every need. She enjoys grooming and does best when she can establish a routine of care with a limited number of individuals. Rumor is in the upper 1/2 of the herd hierarchy but not the lead mare. Needs front shoes, pads and intermittent pain meds.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $450

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RYDER

RYDER

Category: Unstarted
Age: 1
Gender: Colt
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: 12/21 IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS!! Restricted Release: This young colt's breeding heritage goes back to the stallion Blue Valentine. No registration papers made it to the auction with this herd dispersal of young horses from Wyoming. If you want a level headed youngster to work with, this is your guy. Will be gelded before adoption. Already comfortable in the basics - haltering, leading, and picking up feet - but still able to find trouble if he gets bored!

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2000

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SACHA

SACHA

Category: Unstarted
Age: 2
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Rescued at the local livestock auction, we believe Sacha is a coming two year old although she has not yet let us look in her mouth to confirm this. Curious and previously unhandled, this horse is excelling in learning the basics with positive reinforcement. Sacha's breeding heritage goes back to the AQHA stallion Blue Valentine. No registration papers made it to the auction with this herd dispersal of young horses from Wyoming. CHR contract includes a "no breeding" clause for mares.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2500

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SAHARA

SAHARA

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 18
Gender: Mare
Height: 15

Breed: Arabian

Handler Experience: TBD

Adoption Fee: $2500

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SECRET

SECRET

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 22
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.2

Breed: Saddlebred

Bio: Sound and confident mare, with beauty to spare. Best suited to a knowledgeable horse owner looking for a companion horse. Non-riding only.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $450

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SHOTZI

SHOTZI

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 17
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.1

Breed: Paint

Bio: Shotzi is a beautiful horse that is a bit of a spitfire! In a collaborative effort with four other Colorado rescues, 58 dude ranch horses found safe landings. Shotzi is one of the 11 CHR took in! She is sound, rideable and has a great mind. She would be best suited to live with a small herd and have a routine with her owner's family. Can be safely ridden by children on a lead line and a limited ride, not a lot of cantering, for adults. A quiet and confident rider with soft hands is the best match for this mare.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $1500

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SIMON

SIMON

Category: Unstarted
Age: 2
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Spunky and energetic youngster that loves people and will be in your pocket if allowed! Halter trained, picks up feet, and has been well-behaved for vet visits. Training experience required.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $1000

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SLEW

SLEW

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 23
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1

Breed: Thoroughbred

Handler Experience: TBD

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SONATA

SONATA

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 15
Gender: Mare
Height: 14

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Sonata would like you to know she's an experienced competitive endurance horse, but wants to stick with the shorter distances in the future! An athletic, beautiful mare exhibits her Arabian flare on a regular basis and requires an very strong intermediate rider with an instructor or an advanced level, experienced rider.

Handler Experience: TBD

Adoption Fee: $2000

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STAR

STAR

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 19
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.1

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: A quiet and easy-going horse who would love a home with other horses. Star is more than ready to find a wonderful retirement home to live out her days in. She does get grain once a day to get her Cushing's medication.

Handler Experience: Beginner - Just starting to learn how to catch, halter, and lead a horse. Establishing basic riding skills and aids: balance at a halt/walk/trot, steering, leg and hand cues.

Adoption Fee: $450

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STAR (CL)

STAR (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 27
Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: She broke her pelvis when she was 6 months old. She is rideable but only walking. She has been mostly a companion horse. And she has always been the alpha with other horses.

Owner(s): Robert

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SWEET PEA

SWEET PEA

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 7
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.1

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Just finished my sophomore session in the CSU Right Horse Program and I'm back at the rescue! I've been working in a hectic, busy college environment and I'm ready to find my new home. This smart horse will need a confident and experienced rider as her match. Still very young in her training with lots of room for finishing. Not a competition level, or heavy trail use candidate, needs front shoes.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $2500

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TAOS

TAOS

Category: Under Evaluation
Age: 7
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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THEA

THEA

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 11
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.2

Breed: Paint

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $450

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TIA (CL)

TIA (CL)

Category: Unstarted
Age: 6
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Tia is a sweet and sensitive 6 y.o. QH rescue, well-built, stout and athletic, likes to work, super partner-oriented. She's by Red Hot Line out of Ritzy Stitches (AQHA dna tested, no papers). She came from a breeder dispersal sale. Unhandled when I got her, she was easy to gentle, saddle, bridle, lunge, etc. Sadly, when I sent her out to get started under saddle, she was traumatized by the trainer's approach, which was to turn up the heat when she got worried or tense. Though they had 5 rides no buck, bolt or rear, it was counterproductive, so I brought her home. We're working on relaxing while being handled again: haltering, grooming, trimming and beginning stages of saddling, lunging. Tia is soft, attentive, responsive, never aggressive, but because of her possible fear-based reactivity she is suited only for a very experienced person or trainer home. She gets along great with other horses, just had her teeth done, and is located in Longmont.

Owner(s): Karyn

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TYRA

TYRA

Category: Unstarted
Age: 2
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Rescued at the local livestock auction, we believe Tyra is a coming two year old although she has not yet let us look in her mouth to confirm this. Curious and previously unhandled, this horse is excelling in learning the basics with positive reinforcement. Tyra's breeding heritage goes back to the stallion Blue Valentine. No registration papers made it to the auction with this herd dispersal of young horses from Wyoming. CHR contract includes a "no breeding" clause for mares.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2000

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VALDA

VALDA

Category: Unstarted
Age: 3
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Restricted release - pending colt weaning in late Feb. Rescued at the local livestock auction, we believe Valda is a three year old this spring although she has not yet let us look in her mouth to confirm this. Curious and previously unhandled, this horse is excelling in learning the basics with positive reinforcement. This young filly's breeding heritage goes back to the stallion Blue Valentine. No registration papers made it to the auction with this herd dispersal of young horses from Wyoming. CHR's contract includes a "no breeding" clause for mares.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $2500

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VALIENTE

VALIENTE

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 7
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3

Breed: Draft Cross

Bio: Shy, cautious, and quite unpredictable in his behavior, Valiente will require an advanced level trainer to continue the individualized, gentle handling he receives today. Tremendous potential and a handsome horse we are looking for a match that can help him trust humans again.

Handler Experience: Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully teaching multiple types of green horses.

Adoption Fee: $1600

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WHIMSY

WHIMSY

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 20
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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WOODY

WOODY

Category: Riding
Age: 15
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Going through a training evaluation at this time to determine his riding potential and skill level. Will likely need an advanced rider/handler.

Handler Experience: Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and in the saddle. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $2000

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ZENA

ZENA

Category: Riding
Age: 23
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Arabian Cross

Bio: I'm back at CHR with my my freshman session in the CSU Right Horse Program under my belt. I've been working in a hectic, busy college environment and I'm tuned up and ready to find my new home. Zena is a flashy Arab mare with lots of personality who, while mature, still requires a confident and quiet intermediate rider for her best match. She has been under saddle at CSU and has really been working well for her team member. Light riding home is my best match.

Handler Experience: Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter, lead, and saddle safely. Has a working knowledge of the basics of movement on the ground, and is comfortable and balanced in the saddle at all gaits.

Adoption Fee: $1800

Interested in ZENA? Complete A Horse Match Profile

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