These are horses that are loveable and sweet and need TLC, Tender Loving Care. They may have some issues such as lameness or former injuries that have healed. They can be ridden around the paddock or pasture at a walk but most of them are not for long strenuous rides. Perfect for families with young children who just want to be led around on a horse. Your kids will bond with these horses, especially if you give them treats such as carrots, apples, or 'horse candy' (horse 'cookies' or pellets sold at feed stores). Try different brands to see which one your horse likes. Our horses all like the brand which is labeled "Horse Candy.
Daegyn: A gelding (male) with a former hoof injury. His hoof grows a scar. He limps slightly. Daegyn is growing old but he is okay for leading kids around a pasture or even them going by themselves at a walk, or even for short rides. His former owner, Marilyn, visits him a couple times a year and she helps contribute to his keep.
Dodger was wandering around in February of 2023, homeless, and was found by Patti. She took the poor starving horse in and cared for him and reported him to the authorities. The Brand Inspector advertised him and no one claimed him, so Patti called us. We took him in to give Dodger a home. He has bad feet and limps. He may grow out of it and become sound enough to ride. Until then, he is a sweet and lovable 'pasture pet'. He is a "cremello" color, which is half white, half palomino, and has blue eyes.
JoJo is so sweet and gentle and lovable. He fell backwards onto the ice in January 2022 and broke his wither bones, the bones on the top of his back over his front legs. His owner gave him to us in the fall of 2022 and he has healed up from his withers according to vet x-rays. But he now has feet problems. Navicular? Laminitus? We'll have to ask the vet who treated him. He seems to be getting better. We just ordered some Osteo-Max to treat him. JoJo may be a good gentle riding horse some day.
Patches was rescued from Cody, Wyoming, 310 miles from our Jackson Hole Horse Rescue. We normally wouldn't go that far to get a horse, but the lady called us and said her father had died and they came from Michigan to settle his affairs. They did not know what to do with the two horses. Patches is friendly but has bad feet and limps. We are beginning treatments. We've never tried to ride him, because of his feet, but the lady said her father had ridden him. We hope he will get well and be 'sound'.