ABENDAGO

ABENDAGO

Category: Riding
Age: 9
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Mustang

Bio: IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS!!! This gorgeous bay mustang has a considerable amount of training under his belt but still shows us he's unpredictable at times. We're going back over the basics with him at this time. Abendago is a lot of horse for any potential owner, so a patient, experienced and talented trainer is required for adoption.

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

Adoption Fee: $3500

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ALEXIS

ALEXIS

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

Breed: Warmblood

Bio: Alexis, named after a character in the hit show "Schitt's Creek, is a beautiful mover! Any adopter/trainer will need to establish boundaries of respect with this horse. She is still learning to accept haltering and handling on a regular basis - not introduced to the art of saddling as of yet. Alexis will need some time to just "grow up" before she starts to accept a rider. Endless potential, healthy, barefoot and just needs grain to keep growing! Coming 1 year old in 2023.

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

Adoption Fee: $3500

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ALONSO

ALONSO

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 1
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Due to a heart murmur and irregular cardiac rhythm, Alonso is looking for a long-term non-riding home. Alonso has gained great groundwork skills while at the rescue and gets along well with other horses - especially other young, playful colts. Alonso also has an affinity for liberty work, and we will continue to teach him fun tricks and ground skills while he waits for his people.

Handler Experience: Companion/Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and recognize unsafe situations. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $450

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AMIRA

AMIRA

Category: Unstarted
Age: 7
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

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 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 in my training. 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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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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BLACKJACK

BLACKJACK

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 15
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3

Breed: Paint

Handler Experience: Companion/Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully working with and teaching multiple types of green or challenging horses.

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BRAVE (CL)

BRAVE (CL)

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

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: She’s a beautiful 4-year-old Quarter Horse! She has a compromised pelvis, so she cannot be bred or ridden. She is the sweetest girl! She’s so loving and loves being pet and snuggled! She loves water! She is smart and isn’t reactive in odd situations! She’s beautiful, she’s considered a grey, but has a strawberry roan look up close! She’s an easy keeper! She’s honestly just the sweetest! I need to find her a new home that can give her all the love she needs we just don’t have the room or pasture for a horse that cannot be worked.

Owner(s): Candice

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BREGO

BREGO

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 11
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Draft Cross

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

Adoption Fee: $3000

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BRISTOL

BRISTOL

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 6
Gender: Mare
Height: 14

Breed: Mustang

Bio: Bristol is a young easy keeping mare with lots of potential for activities on the ground. Due to her club feet, she is not suitable for riding, however, this mare learns tricks like it's her job and is so fun to work with! She really connects with her people on the ground and would make an amazing liberty candidate.

Handler Experience: Companion/Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter and lead safely.

Adoption Fee: $450

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BUD LITE (CL)

BUD LITE (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 14
Gender: Gelding
Height: 13

Breed: Haflinger

Bio: I purchased Bud about 3 years ago for riding and pulling a cart. He’s well versed in both. He fell head over hooves for my mare, Lola, and follows her every command. He recently is struggling with founder. Our neighbor decided to grow it and now we’re inundated with it. Every time we let Bud graze even with a muzzle on, he founders. I also have a husband with dementia and I have a bad back and at our age, keeping this lovely little horse is too much. He is about 13 hands, a chunkier, smart as a whip and a complete clown. Super sweet and learns fast. I’m hoping he can ride or pull again when he recovers. He has a 3% rotation on the right and nothing measurable on the left. I can give his harness to the new owner and would consider the cart as well. He’s a really great little horse and deserves a home where 2 older people aren’t hobbled by caring for him. Thanks for looking.

Owner(s): Valerie

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CINDER

CINDER

Category: Under Evaluation - C
Age: 15
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.1

Breed: Morab

Bio: This Morab mare is ready to find a loving retirement home to call her own. Cinder has had a long riding career and is now ready to be pampered and loved by a family. Cinder enjoys going for long walks with our volunteers at the rescue and has great ground manners with people of all skill levels.

Handler Experience: TBD

Adoption Fee: $450

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CINNAMON (CL)

CINNAMON (CL)

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

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: She is broke to ride but hasn't been ridden in 5 years. Easy to trim or put shoes on.

Owner(s): Kent

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CLOVER

CLOVER

Category: Under Evaluation - C
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: Companion/Intermediate - Has a working knowledge of horse behavior and herd dynamics, and is able to catch, halter and lead safely.

Adoption Fee: $450

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COCOA

COCOA

Category: Under Evaluation - C
Age: 23
Gender: Mare
Height: 14

Breed: Grade

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Handler Experience: Companion/Beginner - Just starting to learn how to catch, halter, and lead a horse. Understands that a horse's subtle changes in posture provide important clues as to what the horse is thinking.

Adoption Fee: $450

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DAVID

DAVID

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

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: In the adoption process

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

Adoption Fee: $3500

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DREAM (CL)

DREAM (CL)

Category: Riding
Age: 15
Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Dream is a sweet mare. She has had training in the past and was a trail horse. I bought her in 2015. The person I bought her from was going to use her for barrel racing, but it didn’t work out. At that time a 7 yr old could catch, bridle, and ride her. She is an easy keeper. She did become over weight at one time and the Veternarian said don’t give her grain. She said to give her Triple Crown Low Starch - Has All Vitamins & Minerals in it that she needs. Give 1-2 Lbs a day. She gets Orchard Or Timothy Grass Hay. No Alfalfa. Give 2 flakes hay in morning and 2 flakes at night in winter. If real cold, like 10 below, can give extra flake of hay. This is my first horse. I do not have the experience, or a round pen to work with her, or someone to mentor me. So she has not been worked with for several years. She has only been ridden a few times since I have had her. She has never bucked me when I was on her or standing behind her. She would walk up gently to my 2 yr old Grandson. She has become barn sour and makes a game of catching her and when ridden on the country back roads wants to head back home. The only way I can halter her is when she is eating. She has been my only horse since I have had her, so she is lonely for other horse companionship. I have a neighbor who has other horses and I let her go down there for horse companionship and these people were going to work with her. She was there 6 months and I would visit her. I told them not to work with her until she bonded with them, as she has not been worked with for some time. They did not listen. The 1st week she was there she jumped the barbed wire fence and scratched her leg. She needs an experienced handler with a gentle approach and touch. She has not been worked with for 7 yrs. I believe she will listen to someone she develops a bond with. I am now elderly and am still working full time. I still do not have anyone who can help me with her. I enjoyed my time with her and I feel it is best to find a home for her with other horses and an experienced trainer, and someone who has more time to spend with her than I have. If you can provide this for her, please reach out and contact me, CJ. Text or leave a message as I work nights. 719-659-8119. I do not check email often.

Owner(s): CJ

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DUNE

DUNE

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 10
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Adopted and returned in 2022 - refunded $3000.

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

Adoption Fee: $3500

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DYNAMO

DYNAMO

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 2
Gender: Stallion
Height: TBD

Breed: Appaloosa

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

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ECHO

ECHO

Category: Riding
Age: 24
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.1

Breed: Arabian Cross

Bio: Echo will make a wonderful kids horse. At 24, she needs more of a light ride, and should only carry around 125 pounds total with tack/rider. She has lots of trail experience and is safe on the ground for beginner riders. She prefers a bitless bridle, or mechanical hackamore. She has Cushing’s and is on daily Pergolide. Recommend walk/trot easy work, with the occasional canter thrown in.

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

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ELVIS

ELVIS

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

Breed: Miniature

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: $800

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FINCH

FINCH

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 6
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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FIREFLY

FIREFLY

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 19
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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FLEETWOOD

FLEETWOOD

Category: Unstarted
Age: 3
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Who doesn't need a horse named after the band "Fleetwood Mac"??? Meet Fleetwood. This young horse, purchased at auction, is fond of humans but needs a good start with a talented trainer to progress in his skills. We seem to have a nice, blank slate here that could go anywhere you choose. Athletic young horse who is still growing.

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

Adoption Fee: $3500

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FLETCHER

FLETCHER

Category: Riding
Age: 11
Gender: Gelding
Height: 13

Breed: POA

Bio: This amazing young pony could be pointed in any direction. Still needs finishing and has a great mind to work with - never mind how cute he is! Small in stature but big in his potential. Advanced handler needed to guide him into the future! Eligible for a training foster situation.

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

Adoption Fee: $3000

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FLOWER

FLOWER

Category: Unstarted
Gender: Filly
Height: TBD

Breed: Appendix QH

Bio: Restricted Release pending weaning. Born April 7, 2022, I'm a young one with plenty of spunk and personality. My Mom is about 15 hands tall and my legs are soooo long! Would you like a project? Interested in starting a young horse and eventually putting her under saddle? Come check out Flower. We are about 30 days out from weaning her. Trainer skills required or willingness to hire help over the long run.

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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FOGGY

FOGGY

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

Breed: Swedish Warmblood

Bio: Foggy is famous! He's got his own video demonstrating his skills and talents that can be sent to you upon receipt of a Horse Match Profile. He is getting regular rides under saddle with us during the week. He prefers to work in an arena or open space as that is most of his history. Like to trail ride? As with any horse, he would need an introduction to that world. Foggy would benefit greatly from a partnership with an advanced rider/handler or a combination of intermediate rider intending to take lessons with a trainer. Front shoes required due to thin soles, along with grain and soaked feed to keep his weight up.

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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FORREST

FORREST

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 18
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1

Breed: Warmblood

Handler Experience: TBD

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GEMINI

GEMINI

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

Breed: Mustang

Bio: Always dreamed of having a mustang but no longer want to ride? Gemini is sure to add a majestic presence to your pasture and loves learning new tricks. She is working on standing quietly for the farrier and overall handleability.

Handler Experience: Companion/Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and recognize unsafe situations. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $450

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GEORGE

GEORGE

Category: Riding
Age: 22
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Who needs a solid, intermediate level and steady horse? At 22, this is not a competition or speed horse, but he sure has a nice, comfortable walk, trot, and canter. He's a people pleaser and a pleasure to have in the herd. George deserves the best of homes - could that be you?

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: $2200

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GUAPO

GUAPO

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 7
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Arabian Cross

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

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GYPSY (CL2)

GYPSY (CL2)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 24
Gender: Mare

Breed: Arabian

Bio: She is for a more advanced handler.

Owner(s): Penny

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HEATHER (CL)

HEATHER (CL)

Category: Riding
Age: 27
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.2

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Heather is a friendly, conformationally beautiful, registered AQHA mare of 27 years. She is well broke, was ridden in a few Western Pleasure shows, and is absolutely great on the trail. She seeks out human companionship, is gentle and calm. She can be ridden lightly (once or twice a week) by someone with some experience with horses. She is on a holistic Cushing's supplement with her grass and alfalfa mix.

Owner(s): Donald MacDougall

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JAGGER

JAGGER

Category: Training Hold
Age: 5
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: 11/3 Trainers have put him on hold. Meet Jagger. This is one unique, energetic, athletic and enthusiastic horse! Now 5 yrs old, Jagger has some great experience under saddle but is not a finished horse at this time. He requires a positive and knowledgeable owner familiar with round pen work. Jagger will test your leadership and you'll need to be in the driver's seat to remind him of his manners. A playful and wonderful horse who needs patience, consistency and an experienced trainer. Barefoot and on some grain as he is still growing!

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

Adoption Fee: $3000

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LADY

LADY

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 13
Gender: Mare
Height: 16

Breed: Thoroughbred

Handler Experience: TBD

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LARK

LARK

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 2
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Arabian

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

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LOLA (CL)

LOLA (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 26
Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: I bought Lola 20 years ago at an auction in Maryland. She has been a wonderful girl always although she hates farriers. She foundered about a year after I brought her to Colorado and I haven’t ridden her since. Lola is an easy keeper, we only let her graze for 2 hours per day. We have had her in Protandim Nrf2 for about 3 years and she hasn’t colicked or foundered in that time. She’s very sensitive and loving and would make a great therapy horse.

Owner(s): Valerie

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MAC

MAC

Category: Unstarted
Age: 6
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.2

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Who doesn't need a horse named after the band "Fleetwood Mac"??? Meet Mac. This young horse, purchased at auction - along with Fleetwood - is fond of humans but needs a good start with a talented trainer to progress in his skills. We seem to have a nice, blank slate here that could go any direction you choose. 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: $3500

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MAGNUS

MAGNUS

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 10
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Restricted Release. I have a lot of untapped potential! I arrived at CHR's doorstep when they purchased me at the livestock auction. I'm good on the ground and have obviously had a saddle on before but it may not have gone as good as it could have. Currently in training and making progress, sweet, kind, best in a gelding only herd. Looking for a capable, kind and patient trainer to bring me along.

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

Adoption Fee: $3000

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MAX

MAX

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 18
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16

Breed: Paint

Handler Experience: TBD

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MICAH

MICAH

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 18
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Come meet this easy-keeping, athletic gelding today! Micah was previously unhandled before coming to the rescue and is continuing to progress well in training. At 18 years old, we will not start him under saddle and will place Micah in a non-riding companion home.

Handler Experience: Companion/Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and recognize unsafe situations. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $450

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MIDNIGHT (CL)

MIDNIGHT (CL)

Category: Riding
Age: 23
Gender: Gelding

Breed: Grade

Bio: Midnight is a magnificent senior horse. Low maintenance, loads easily, can be at pasture or hay or both. Easily food driven. Picks up his feet. Has done a little of everything. Loads easily. Not shoed. Perfect for a rider who doesn't ride often and only gets on here and there or wants to ride everyday. Not really sure of all his capabilities. Still has so much to give his rider. Buddy sour currently with our mare.

Owner(s): Stacey

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MONTY

MONTY

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

Breed: Mustang

Bio: Calling all mustang lovers with a heart for sensitive horses! Monty has come leaps and bounds since arriving at the rescue, however, he can still be insecure in new environments and thrives in a consistent environment and herd. Monty is a metabolic horse who should not be on much lush grass but is otherwise an easy keeper.

Handler Experience: Companion/Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and recognize unsafe situations. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $450

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ODESSA

ODESSA

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 23
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Paint

Handler Experience: TBD

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OLIVE

OLIVE

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 16
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Appaloosa

Handler Experience: TBD

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OSCAR

OSCAR

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

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: It's impossible not to fall in love with Oscar's personality and good looks. This sweet and personable gelding gets along well with mares and geldings, loves being the center of your attention, and would make a great companion to both horses and people. While Oscar was blessed with a beautiful color and vibrant personality, he was not so lucky in the hoof department. This gelding requires therapeutic hoof care and injections to stay pasture sound.

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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OTTER (CL)

OTTER (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 16
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16

Breed: Thoroughbred

Bio: Otter is a 16 year old companion horse. He had a previous EPM diagnosis that resulted in neurological damage that makes him unsuitable to ride. He is an absolute doll - extremely sweet and mostly docile for a thoroughbred (he can be buddy sour/doesn't like being alone so those are the main times when you'll see his thoroughbred make an appearance). He will do just about anything for attention. He has the most luxurious mane I've ever seen on a horse. Otter is 16h & the neurological damage has resulted in some atrophied muscles that make him appear slender. He is safe to be around but typically becomes a tad unstable on his own at the canter and sometimes the trot - often tripping but usually able to catch himself. He's totally safe at a walk or a stand. We've had him as a companion horse for several years now & we've never had any issues at all with his balance during farrier trims either.

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PAPAGO (CL)

PAPAGO (CL)

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 11
Gender: Gelding

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Papago is a very friendly 11 year old gelding. He is a non-riding companion only horse with navicular. He is barefoot and pasture sound. He's low in the herd and a great buddy horse. He keeps good weight on with just grass hay or grass/alfalfa mix.

Owner(s): Jessica

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PATRICK

PATRICK

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

Breed: Draft Cross

Bio: IN THE ADOPTION PROCESS!!! Patrick, named after a character in the hit show "Schitt's Creek, thinks everything is a toy! Any adopter/trainer will need to establish boundaries of respect with this horse. He is accepting haltering and handling on a regular basis and has just started an introduction to other tack. Patrick will need some time to just "grow up" before he starts to accept a rider. Endless potential, healthy, barefoot and just needs grain to keep growing! Coming 1 year old in 2023.

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

Adoption Fee: $3500

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PHOENIX

PHOENIX

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 17
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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PIRATE

PIRATE

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 17
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: This big, beautiful gelding has completed 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 or severe spooking or misbehaving under saddle and on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $1500

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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: $450

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RANSOME

RANSOME

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

Breed: Thoroughbred

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RAVEN

RAVEN

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 5
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.1

Breed: Grade

Handler Experience: TBD

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RERUN

RERUN

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 18
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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ROBIN

ROBIN

Category: Under Evaluation - R
Age: 8
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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ROLAND

ROLAND

Category: Under Evaluation - C
Age: 13
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Trainer level horse who has experience under saddle - but not all of it positive in nature. Roland is looking for someone interested in building a relationship with their horse and who has patience, knowledge and time to spend getting to know him! Talented horse! Easy Keeper.

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

Adoption Fee: $450

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RUBEUS

RUBEUS

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 29
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Donkey

Handler Experience: TBD

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RUSTY

RUSTY

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 20
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.1

Breed: Quarter Horse Cross

Bio: Rusty would be a great horse for kiddos and more beginner handlers to gain confidence with. This gentle older gelding would be happy to tote kids around on a leadline, and is very respectful both on the ground and with someone on his back. Rust should primarily be a companion horse, however, this horse still has so much to give and teach his people. Please reach out about Rusty understanding that he will require some special care as one of our senior horses.

Handler Experience: Companion/Beginner - Just starting to learn how to catch, halter, and lead a horse. Understands that a horse's subtle changes in posture provide important clues as to what the horse is thinking.

Adoption Fee: $450

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SACHA

SACHA

Category: Under Evaluation - C
Age: 4
Gender: Mare
Height: 14.1

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Unstarted - Rescued at the local livestock auction, we believe Sacha is about 4 years old. 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: Riding
Age: 18
Gender: Mare
Height: 15

Breed: Arabian

Bio: Meet Sahara - This wonderful Arabian mare is highly spirited and a blast to ride for an experienced and confident handler. She likes to be asked rather than forcibly told to do something. When she partners with you and you come to know her, she will jump through hoops (figuratively) to please you. Best matched to someone who is keeping horses at their home in a smaller herd environment.

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

Adoption Fee: $2500

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SAKE (CL)

SAKE (CL)

Category: Riding
Age: 14
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1

Breed: Thoroughbred

Bio: Sake is a sweet & flashy 2008 16.1hh OTTB gelding looking for his next home. He was a low level jumper in his earlier career but has spent the past year focusing solely on flatwork. Sake is sound with some routine maintenance as is expected at his age and reflected in his price. He has a mild case of kissing spine, which was found incidentally during a routine chiropractic visit. He’s incredibly willing and fairly stoic, so his symptoms manifested in jaw tension and tail swishing. His back was injected in May and we’ve had no issues or signs of pain since.  His floaty trot, rhythmic, adjustable canter, and lovely walk make him a great candidate for someone’s next dressage partner. He’s straightforward, honest, can take a joke, and is eager to please. Sake shines with a confident leader in the saddle, as he does have a tendency to worry without some guidance. He is quick to reward his rider which makes him a great partner for an intermediate riding looking for a safe and flashy partner to learn on. He’s UTD on teeth, vaccines & shoes. Bathes/loads/ties/shoes like a gentleman and even gives kisses on command. No vices. Videos, pictures & xrays are available at your request. Located in Erie, CO.

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SALLY (CL)

SALLY (CL)

Category: Riding
Age: 15
Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Sally is a 15yo Sorrel/Liver grade mare. Due to some arthritis, she would be best in a light riding home with an intermediate rider and handler. I have put two kids on her, my granddaughter who is 2 rode her bareback with one leading and one holding her, and Sally was perfectly calm. Also, an 11 yo intermediate rider, and again Sally was very calm and well behaved. I bought her over 1.5 years ago to be a trail horse, but I have not had the time to work with her that she needs. I ride her and work with her about once per week in my arena and on the trails and dirt roads around my neighborhood, as I have had trouble with her loading in the trailer. She has never bucked, crow hopped to anything like that, and is fun to ride as she is responsive and moves out nicely. She had an accident while being tied, so I usually put her on a blocker tie, but she is best ground tied, which I have been training her to do and she does pretty well! I sincerely believe that she would really come a long way if she were given the proper attention and training that she deserves, 3-4 times per week would be great for her. She loves attention and comes to me from the pasture, she's easy for me to catch, groom, saddle, loves to go for a hand walk down the road. Doesn't spook at cars, or dogs. I ride my atv around her all the time, and there are trucks, cars and motorcycles going by regularly, as well as low flying airplanes, so she's used to many noises. She really is a sweet sweet horse that just needs the right owner, one who wants to ride casually, and enjoys training and seeing the progress come along. Someone who has some experience, is patient and has a good way with natural horsemanship. She is not dominant here, as my gelding is pretty much the king around her, she got along with him from the first minute I put them together.

Owner(s): Faith

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SAMSON

SAMSON

Category: Vet Hold
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Mustang

Handler Experience: TBD

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SEQUOIA

SEQUOIA

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 20
Gender: Mare
Height: 15

Breed: Quarter Horse

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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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SHAKTI

SHAKTI

Category: Under Evaluation - C
Age: 29
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.1

Breed: Quarab

Handler Experience: TBD

Adoption Fee: $450

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SIR GALLAHAD

SIR GALLAHAD

Category: Staff
Age: 13
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1

Breed: Morgan

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SISTER

SISTER

Category: Riding
Age: 18
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.1

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Here is a wonderful mare ready help you or your kids or yourself in the intermediate rider realm. She's steady, and has a great walk, trot and canter. Sister is a very sweet horse and is great on the ground and in the saddle. She'd love a home of her own!

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: $2200

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SPARROW

SPARROW

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 2
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Arabian

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

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STETSON

STETSON

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 13
Gender: Gelding
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Handler Experience: TBD

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SUNDAY

SUNDAY

Category: Under Evaluation - C
Age: 20
Gender: Mare
Height: 16

Breed: Thoroughbred

Handler Experience: TBD

Adoption Fee: $450

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TAOS

TAOS

Category: Unstarted
Age: 7
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.2

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Thank heavens CHR was at the auction in November 2021 and decided that given my young age, they could work with me and find me a new home. I'm unstarted and full of energy, well built, and I'll do best with a strong advanced handler who has access to some training resources to help me through my tough spots. Still new in my evaluation at the rescue, I'm proving to be a willing and 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: $2000

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THEORY

THEORY

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 17
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3

Breed: Tennessee Walker

Handler Experience: TBD

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VALIENTE

VALIENTE

Category: Training Hold
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: Companion/Trainer - Has an advanced skill set plus several years of experience in successfully working with and teaching multiple types of green or challenging horses.

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WHIMSY

WHIMSY

Category: Under Evaluation - C
Age: 20
Gender: Mare
Height: TBD

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Pending eval by Susan and adoption by Liz Bowers

Handler Experience: TBD

Adoption Fee: $450

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WINSTON

WINSTON

Category: Vet Hold
Age: 15
Gender: Gelding
Height: 17

Breed: Thoroughbred

Handler Experience: TBD

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WINSTON (CL)

WINSTON (CL)

Category: Riding
Age: 14
Gender: Gelding

Breed: Grade

Bio: I bought Winston just over a year ago. At the time, he was being ridden by a trainer in our area but bucked hard when I got him home. I spent the last 12 months working on building his confidence and mine, but it was shaken after a hard fall and I don't have what it takes to help him through his anxiety. I have ridden him last year and a couple of times this year but he is very tense and I don't have the confidence to help him through his fear. I've worked extensively on his ground work and he is extremely soft. He has a lovely trot and a to-die-for canter, but is very worried with things above him (aka a person on his back) and needs someone else to help him with this. Winston is currently barefoot all around but seems more comfortable when booted or shod in front for harder ground. He came to me emaciated but has fattened up and I'd call him an "easy keeper" these days. Winston would make a nice horse for someone who is willing to take on a project. If you have any questions or would like video, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Owner(s): Liz

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WOODY

WOODY

Category: Non-Riding Companion
Age: 15
Gender: Gelding
Height: 14.3

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Woody will do best in a consistent environment where he can be a part of a small herd of other horses. He enjoys being groomed, stands well for the farrier, and has a very sweet personality with his people. It is clear from the time he has spent in training with us that Woody has passed through some harsh hands in the past, however, he tries really hard to please and will make a great companion horse. Come meet Woody today!

Handler Experience: Companion/Advanced - Able to read subtle cues from a horse on the ground and recognize unsafe situations. Can handle and correct frequent and/or severe spooking or misbehaving on the ground.

Adoption Fee: $450

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WREN (CL)

WREN (CL)

Category: Riding
Age: 4
Gender: Mare

Breed: Quarter Horse

Bio: Wren is a small, pony-sized mare. She has been ridden about 45 days last spring,but is not yet to be trusted. She would need an advanced trainer and a lot of time. She is sound. $1000.

Owner(s): Marguerite

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