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NEER North offers free advertising space to owners who want to make their horses available free-of-charge to a good home. Please note the following:

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  • Listings will be updated every six months.

Please do not contact NEER North regarding these horses. Contact the owners directly for more information.

Mr. Macho Pine

Listed 6/30/19

Looking for a home for Mr. Macho Pine, 15.3 hands, 21 yr old bay, gelded quarter horse with former competitive reining experience.  He was retired from competition at age 11, and has been mainly trail ridden until 3 years ago when he started showing signs of arthritis in his joints. No medicine required as yet. I have let my 5 year old grandson ride him on a lead line occassionally since, so Macho shows promise as a children’s lesson or therapeutic lesson horse. He is very gentle and kind with children.  Behaviorally he is spook free, but hates mud and may act out if forced into deep mud, and he cribs so wears a cribbing collar. He is in a herd with 2 mares and is subservient. He loves people and gives great kisses.  Up to date with shots but is allergic to West Nile.  Currently not shod. 

 
My contact information is:
Scotty Marshall 
Phone:518-524-6082

Nikki and Lucky

Listed 6/03/19
Nikki and Lucky – two thoroughbred geldings, 2008 and 2009. They are brothers and must go as a pair. Looking to be adopted into a loving home, with a right of first refusal contract. Both are about 16 hands, sound and healthy, will stand well for vet and farrier. Both have not been ridden in a little over a year, because the owner was away at school, so they will need an advanced rider and some initial attention to get back under saddle. Both are trained on trails, English/bareback. 
 
Nikki: Sweet disposition. A bit of a rascal, in a lovable way. Always exploring, and a quick learner. Loves being touched, and playing games. Leads well, stands well, and is very patient. In the ring: Works best with a confident rider. Knows voice commands: “walk,” “trot,” “slow trot,” “canter,” “slow down,” “stop,” Is used to being talked to while ridden. LOVES to jump, but isn’t hugely experienced. Nikki is a little ADHD, and sometimes needs to be reminded to focus. Works very hard to do what he’s asked. Has a very soft face, and needs soft contact. Is great in a halter or bitless bridle, once the rider is comfortable with him. Since his initial training was on the track, he likes to go fast, and sometimes needs to be reminded to keep a consistent pace. Responds well to a hunters seat.
 
Lucky: Very sweet temperament. Curious and thoughtful. Highly intuitive, and a quick learner. Loves conversations, meditating, and music. Stands well, leads well, and is patient. Works best with a confident rider. Enthusiastic, loves to work with his rider as a team. Knows voice commands: “walk,” “trot,” “slow trot,” “canter,” “slow down,” “stop. ” He’s used to being talked to while ridden. Thoughtful and intuitive; great at anticipating next move and working with his rider to perform tasks. Very sweet and loving, but needs to feel he is respected, and can respect his rider. Has a strong face, and needs good rein contact. Since his initial training was on the track, he likes to go fast, and sometimes needs to be reminded to keep a consistent pace. He is extremely tolerant of being climbed on – is great for practicing balance tricks with the rider, like around the world, laying down, etc. 
 
Located in Litchfield, CT. Please contact Kay Winter at 860 921 7678 or kayy.winter@gmail.com

Keiko

Listed 5/26/19

Keiko is a very sweet 2004 unraced thoroughbred mare standing 15.3. She is looking for a home as a companion due to development of kissing spine that has put an end to her fruitful career as an eventer. Her temperament is such that she continued to try and work as best she could despite her condition.

She is a very quiet girl in the stable and pasture, easy keeper, turns out easily with other horses and loves to be groomed on the cross ties. She has no bad habits and can be handled by a novice.  She is not herd bound and could make a great friend for your horse at home who goes to work in the ring or trail. She would also keep a retired friend happy or babysit youngsters. Keiko is up to date on shots, coggins, dental etc and is great for vet, farrier, dental and trailering.

Contact Paige for more info:  paige844@icloud.com

Bella

Listed 5/25/19
Bella is a very interactive draft cross (Belgian X TB) mare who is about 17 years old and 16.3 – 17 hh.  She likes to interact with people and prefers to be turned out with other horses, ideally mares.  She’s very inquisitive, likes to follow me around when I’m doing things in the paddock or barn and loves snacks.  She has the kind of personality you might expect to find in a dog…I often apologize that she can’t come in the house.  In fact, the one time she got loose (because I didn’t latch the gate correctly) she came up to the backdoor looking for attention.
 
She was being ridden up until last fall when many issues happened at once.  Her soundness issues (arthritis in her front feet) flared up, and while we were bringing her back from that she had a freak accident and cut her eyelid open, was on antibiotics and Banamine for a week and then collicked.  I brought her home because of my financial situation. Her eye healed so well you almost can’t tell now, she had the winter off without shoes on flat, soft turnout with an in-and-out and looks sounder but I haven’t tried to get her back in work.  I do still soak her food.  Now I have to relocate and can’t afford to board her again as I’m still paying off the vet bills from the eyelid/colic incident, so she’s looking for a new home. 
 
She could be a companion horse or if someone has the money to do the necessary maintenance (joint supplements, possibly Adequan, etc) she could be a riding horse.  That said, she is very forward.  While I’ve ridden her on trails, in the ring, in indoors, bareback etc, her canter is hard to manage because she likes to go faster than her balance is suited for.  I tried to increase her training last summer with a professional trainer, but her soundness did not hold up.  That said, she has a great walk, very ground covering and she could be a trail horse for an advanced rider (if she were shod again) – ideally with a riding buddy although my trainer hacked her alone.
 
Here’s a video of Bella being ridden by a professional:
 
Here is a collection of other photos and short videos that are more about her personality.  Also notice her right eye in the video where I’m working on the fence – it healed beautifully:
 
Please contact Rhonda for more information.  909-618-2515

 

 

Snurby Pleasure

Listed 5/22/19
 

AKA Mango- Small fine dark bay thoroughbred gelding 28 years old. I decided to retire him this year, had owned him since he was 5 years old. Retired completely sound, no injuries and never sick. Suitable as a companion horse. Very easy going, great barn manners, loves to stay outside alone or with another horse. Very playful. Kept at home in Boxford.

Contact: Francoise 617 240-8384 or email fm@cadence.com

 

 

Bon Bon & Candy

Listed 3/20/2019
Name: Bon Bon (Pinto)  Breed: Unknown  Gender: Female  Height at withers: 12 hands  Coloration: Light brown and white  Age: 30 years old  Behavior Notes: Easy going, well socialized  Health Notes: Well cared for, cannot be ridden due to age.  Good with: People, other horses, dogs, cats

Name: Candy  Breed: Unknown  Gender: Female  Height at withers: 13 hands  Coloration: Dark brown  Age: 30 years old  Behavior Notes: Easy going, well socialized  Health Notes: Well cared for, cannot be ridden due to age.  Good with: People, other horses, dogs, cats

Contact Sarah at –  brunson.se@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Eco

Listed 3/6/2019
Economic Forecast, 2009 TB bay gelding about 16.2 hands.  No medical issues other than arthritis of the spine and neck from bone scan done at Tufts Hospital for Large Animals in Oct 2018. Injected neck and thoracic spine with only about 50% improvement after 3 months of rehab. On Equioxx with some mild relief.  Relatively sound on the ground, but he is unhappy to be ridden and edgy. Good for Farrier and vet.  Sometimes eager to get out for turnout can pull away if the handler is not paying attention. 
 
If interested please email : Kate -redmarefarmllc@gmail.com or
Phoebe – phoebedsheldon@gmail.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

George

Listed 3/4/2019
George is a 2008 OTTB. He stands at 17.1 hands. He’s very sweet natured and well mannered on the ground and in the saddle. He’s very brave and really loves attention. He would best be suited for dressage as he has smooth and floaty gaits and he is not fit for jumping anymore due to his health. He needs someone that can keep him fit for flatwork, especially along his top line. Future owner would need to keep up with injections in his back as he has kissing spine. We have done our first round of injections and he is responding great.
 
If interested please email : Jordan  – jordansims008@gmail.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

JC & Trae

Listed 2/4/2019
JC is 31 years old, still in good shape, quarter horse gelding, 15.3, no behaviors no special needs, does not like being locked in a stall, free roams in and out, rides Western. My granddaughter rides him just with halter and two leads and bareback.
 
The second photo is Trae, 30 yr old quarter-morgan cross, 15.3, rides western and English. Also no behaviors, very bouncy. Loves his stall. Funny personality, loves to lick people.
 
If interested please email : Elizabeth at carouseltwo@aol.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

KAYDEE

Listed 1/23/2019
 
Kaydee is a 16.3h AQHA. she is buckskin in color. 19years old. Was western pleasure trained. Has been out of work for 8 years. Just used lightly as a trail horse. Very easy keeper. Would prefer field with run in versus a stall in a barn.  She was born in South Carolina and relocated to north Carolina 8years ago and then December of 2017 we relocated to Massachusetts. She has adapted amazingly to the weather.  She loves being pampered and loved on. 

She does have some not so amazing qualities. She is a very ALPHA mare. Needs to be alone or with a super submissive horse or pony.  She has had some soundness issues for about 8 years. Which is why she came out of work to the retirement lifestyle. We have done xrays and with corrective shoeing she can be sound for work. I have just used her for the ocasional walking trail. 
 
She is beginner safe and very trust worthy. Would be great as a lawn ornament or even possibly in a therapeutic program. 
 
Located in fitchburg Ma. Need her placed ASAP
 
If interested please email : Samantha at equinechik20@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

SWEETIE AND MAGIC

Listed 5/28/2018

We adopted Sweetie and Magic three years ago from Nevins Farm. They have been together for a long time and must go together. We are giving them up because my husband and I are in our 70s and can no longer care for them properly.

Sweetie is a roan appaloosa mare, 22 years old, 13 hands. She was ridden in her first home by a boy who died, which is why she was given up at that time. I was taking riding lessons on her as well. She is a sweet pony, very friendly and easily handled. Sweetie, unfortunately, has Cushings Disease, and takes medication for it: Prascend (pergolide) tablets which she easily takes in a little hay extender mash.

Magic is a chestnut gelding, 18 years old, 11.1 hands. He has never been ridden and is skittish. A young and skillful rider with a lot of patience to teach an old horse new tricks might work. He cannot be cross-tied, but stands well on a single tie and the farrier has not had difficulty with him, nor has my vet. Once caught he is calm. Magic, unfortunately, has chronic founder, which means he cannot be on grain or pasture. He has not been lame since we took him off grain and pasture, shortly after we adopted him.

We maintain both ponies on hay alone. They have a large pen in the barn with direct access to a large dry lot. They are savvy to our electric fence, and although their paddock is surrounded by grass, they have never attempted to break out. They are located in Tyngsboro. U.D.T. on all shots, worming, and their feet are trimmed every 6 weeks.

Please email carole@woolgather.org.

JAZZIE

3/17/2018

Jazzie is a 30-35 year old grey Appaloosa gelding I need to find home for, around 15 hh.  He is a good boy with lots of personality, and is liked by everyone including other horses, especially mares. He has issues with his hind end and is no longer rideable; he also has Cushings, so is on previcox and prascend daily. Jazzie rolls without difficulty and canters around the paddock. He is presently a companion horse.

Please contact Annette at adarezzo6@gmail.com

TOMMY

Listed 2/21/2018

Take Me Away “Tommy” is a lovable, goofy 16-hand 2009 Appendix QH gelding looking for a new, lighter workload in a therapy/horsemanship program or as a companion. Tommy is desensitized to animals, kids, kites, toys, strollers, wheelchairs, roads, bridges…etc. He is great in the woods alone or with others. He is easy to handle in hand (and loves going for long walks – he will lead at a walk and trot from either side). He accepts sidewalkers, assisted mounts, and he loads, clips, bathes and stands for the vet/farrier. I have trailered him on several occasions to the Pappas Rehabilitation Center for Children (the former Mass Hospital School in Canton, MA), where I instruct lessons, and hr has been exposed to all of our toys/sensory items, in addition to our Hoyer lift. Sadly, we don’t have the space for him to join our horsemanship program there at this time, otherwise it would be an easy decision to have him go there! He is an inquisitive type with a puppy dog personality, and would excel with children or adults in ground work and horsemanship programs. He is also great being led for walk/trot lessons (and responds well in a halter with clip-on reins, or a snaffle). 

Tommy is currently best suited for regular walk and light W/T work, either under saddle or in hand, due scar tissue in his left hind leg. The scar tissue will not worsen with time; in fact, it could be removed for return to full WTC work with PRP and shockwave therapy. He is not under any restrictions in turnout, nor does he require any special maintenance other than a grazing muzzle if he’s turned out on grass (he is insulin resistant = easy keeper!). He is low in the pecking order and is a great babysitter/companion for other horses and farm animals, as well. He’s currently on first cut hay, no grain. and wears front shoes only. He does fine in 24/7 turnout alone or with others, or being stalled at night. 

Tommy adores all people and animals and would love to make you smile when he sticks out his tongue (which is often!). UTD on all shots & Coggins, worming, teeth and feet.

Located in Mansfield, MA. For more information please write to cynthia.conquest@gmail.com

AMANDA AND EVA

Listed 1/25/2018

I have been caring for and placing a herd of horses from a breeding farm dispersal for the past two years. Amanda and Eva are two of the older mares who I would really like to be able to stay together. 

Amanda is a grey, 11h, ASPC mare who is 23 years old. Eva is a black pinto, 10h ASPC mare who is 16 years old. 

Amanda has been ridden and driven but I don’t believe she should be. She has some hock issues on the right side and suffered a significant uterine prolapse with her last pregnancy. I do have some questions about possible melanoma because she is lopsided when you look at her head on but it may also just be uneven muscling from being pregnant so many years of her life. I have not had any ultrasounds done. Her hock issues have improved over the past year. The only thing I have done is move her from a grain based diet to a hay based diet with a little ration balancer and 24/7 turnout unless there is bad weather. 

Eva has only ever been a broodmare. I have put a saddle on her and she did not object so she may have potential to be lightly used for pony rides. She was very lame when she arrived and I considered humane euthanasia. She does have a history of Lyme and I believe she foundered at some point. We had the vet do x-rays of all four feet and determined that there was no active/recent laminitis and only very minor rotation of the coffin bone in one hoof. The hoof with the minor rotation was just about folded over on itself from not being trimmed so she was walking on the side of her hoof rather than the sole. Corrective trimming since last summer has rendered her sound, walking on her soles, with occasional hock stiffness that I think is to be expected given how unnaturally she was forced to walk for so long and being constantly bred from 3 years old until just two years ago. 

These two mares have bonded and look for each other when the other has been out of sight for a while. No panic, just happy to be with each other. Amanda gets along with everyone. Eva can be protective of food toward other horses. She swings her butt and kicks if another horse that isn’t Amanda or a couple other favorites comes up behind and is too close to her face when she’s eating. She is also on a hay only diet. Both were out on grass with hay last summer and neither exhibited any symptoms of founder (no heat in feet, no fever).

Both girls do not have a current Coggins and both need to be updated on their vaccinations. Both are located in Westport, Maine.

Please contact Amy at lotusfarmmaine@gmail.com for more information.

TRIGGER AND FRASIER

Listed 9/25/2017

Trigger and Frasier are quarter horse geldings. Trigger is a dark bay, 15 hands and approx. 21 years old. He is very affectionate. He rides both english and western but has not been ridden in a few years so would need to be reworked.  He is sound and up to date on all vaccines. 

Frasier is chestnut,16 hands and rides both English and Western.  He does have navicular however it has not progressed in the 7 years I have had this horse.  I ride him lightly due to the navicular, he would make a good beginner horse for a child due to this.  He is  up to date with vaccines. 

Both horses stay on the property and have no contact with other horses so I have not done a coggins test, they had one years ago when boarded and were fine. 

Trigger and Frasier are in Milton VT. Please contact Donna at 802.578.6315    

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