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Local Horses Needing Homes

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:

  • The horses listed below are not NEER North horses and are not covered by the NEER North contract.
  • NEER North is not responsible for the information provided by the owners of these horses.
  • This is not a space to advertise horses for sale.
  • Listings will be updated every six months.

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

Bennie

Listed 06/08/21

Bennie is about 15.3 hh and 8 years old. He is on the lazy side for a young tb and would prefer a life of trail riding, but is sound enough to do some small jumps here and there. He doesn’t need to be ridden every day but does best with a confident rider who will get his respect.  He has no vices, is an easy keeper and is great with other horses. The reason it has been hard to find a home for him is that he was diagnosed with low grade kissing spines. He does not have back soreness, but does seem to dislike being in an intense program and has been happiest hacking. Groundwork and lunging have been sufficient for keeping him strong, which prevents the kissing spines from causing him problems. He does do best with front shoes but requires no other maintenance. He is a very sweet boy and deserves a wonderful home. Trials will be permitted to appropriate homes 

 

Please email Ruth at [email protected]

Chief

Listed 05/29/21

Cheif is a 14yr, he has kissing spine in 7 to 8 places. The vet who x-rayed him felt he was probably born with it.  We tried Robaxin at his suggestion and it seemed to help at first. But he continued to have periods of explosive bucking. In the year the I rode him he gave me a concussion and broke a couple of ribs. He is absolutely not suitable for riding.  

His general health is excellent and he’s up to date with his teeth and basic shots. 
He’s quiet and keeps to himself,  he hates to be brushed but he likes to have his main and tail done. He’s wonderful with the farrier and vet.  He’s currently bare for and his feet are holding up well. 
He does well with other horses and is a companion to a 27yr gelding right now.  
He is a diva and hates bugs, heat,  rain etc but he gets over it.
 
Contact: Heather [email protected]

Raven & Merlin

Listed 03/15/21

The Molly (Raven) is just under 14 hands (13.75), about 10-11 years, with a strong build. Raven has had six months in professional training to ride as well as lots of ground work. She walks and trots under saddle and is working on canter. Since she is green, we recommend an experienced rider and someone committed to further her training (if they would like to ride). She is great with the farrier and the vet. Raven is very friendly and affectionate and will follow you around, she loves people. She can be somewhat alpha with other mules, not horses, but is always kind. She got along well with all horses and mules during her time with the trainer

The John (Merlin) is about 14.2 hands, and about 14-15 years . He had some training to ride and drive before we acquired him.​ He has an extremely smooth trot, canter and a natural pace.  Merlin has worked with a professional trainer. According to the trainer, he has resistance to leaving the barn for rides, although he does great once he’s away from the barn. He rides out with another equine but will need some work on confidence building to ride out on his own. He is very comfortable, calm and curious with equipment, farm tools and any new objects.Intermediate rider required. Merlin is shy until he knows you. He will meet you at the gate for a  greeting. He is not alpha. 

Raven and Merlin are currently in S. Vermont. Since they would need someone to continue their training for either riding or driving, they would do best with an experienced mule person, unless they were to be kept as companion mules or pets. They are up to date on hoof care & vaccines and are in good health. They prefer a run-in to a barn. Both mules get along well with other equines, goats and chickens. Their trainer can give greater detail about their training they received in 2019. We have not worked on their training since.

For more info and contact check out the website: https://dianasalyer.wixsite.com/mules/about

Cheerio

Listed 02/15/21

Cheerio is a 17 year old QH Paint gelding. He has navicular and is not sound for work. He loves everyone, kids, dogs, horses, minis, cows etc. Loves to be groomed and handled. He is barefoot and stays pretty sound without shoes on. I had him in bar shoes and he was lame.  I am really looking for a home for him as a companion horse but he could potentially be used for light ring walking in good footing. He has not been ridden in years- but when he was I put my mother and young kids on him. He is very easy going and an easy keeper. I do not have the space for him because if I did I would keep him.  We are located in Walpole MA.

Contact Molly for more information:

[email protected]

Ruby

Listed 02/12/21

Great Companion!

Ruby is a 14 Yr Old former lesson pony who has some jumping experience. She is quick and strong so requires a a confident rider but gets quieter when worked regularly. Easy keeper…would make a great companion pony!

Contact Olana at 978-821-1411 

 

Tilly

Listed 2/12/2021
 
Tilly– 11 year old mare, 14-14.1 trained western/English — very sensitive so needs an educated rider however PERFECT ground manners totally safe around kids etc. 

Too sensitive for a beginner rider.  Don’t know about trail riding.  Can jump but probably should not (prior to us western slides etc) so hocks might need to be injected if being ridden a lot.

Note:  May 2020 — HUGE TUMOR  taken out of her sinus cavity……  like Really big. 
So– she seems good and we have ridden her some.  Would probably do better not having dust of an indoor going up her sinus are.  Tumor probably had been there since birth. (Don’t want her ever bred) tumor may never grow back.  Think she would enjoy a backyard set up or someone wanting to ride a bit. 

Email: [email protected]  for more details

Ruby

Listed 11/20/2020
Seeking good home for a big beautiful 16 yo retired thoroughbred broodmare “Renagade Ruby”  Due to a past injury to her left front suspensory, we no longer want to breed her to avoid making her suspensory condition worse.    She also has a inflamed upper suspensory on her right front leg. Due to these issues, she is not ridable.
 
 Since we are not breeding her anymore, and don’t have a need for a companion horse we’d like to rehome her for free. Despite these chronic  injuries, Ruby is pasture sound.  We keep support wraps on her for turnout and standing bandages overnight.  We give her 1/2 tab of Equiox a day to keep her moving comfortably.  
 
Ruby has a kind passive (non-alpha) disposition and has proven to be a perfect companion horse.  She loves her grain and is most happy relaxing and munching on grass or hay. She has excellent stall manners and no vices.  Anyone interested will need to provide references. 
 
Please contact Robin: [email protected] or phone 508-359-4755.    

Ginger & Gracie

Listed 8/7/2020

Meet Ginger, age 24 and daughter Gracie, age 16.  These lovely ladies may look familiar as they have been with us in foster care for a year now. We have featured them on our Facebook page more than once.  They came to us for re-homing when their longtime owner passed away and the family was unable to give them the care and attention they needed.  The family respected how important the mares had been to their loved one, and entrusted them to us to keep safe and comfortable for the remainder of their lives. Though serene and happy in their foster home in Falmouth, MA, they will thrive and blossom in a permanent home. 

Both mares are up to date on all vaccinations, trims and worming.

Daughter Gracie is a healthy girl who needs to remain on a low carb diet and mostly off of grass.

Turnout for both should be mainly dry lot.

Mama Ginger has Cushings Disease, which was caught very early and is under control with her daily meds (pergolide).  She will continue to have excellent quality of life and live out a normal lifespan, provided she gets her daily meds and has bloodwork done annually in order to adjust the meds as needed.  She also has some dental issues which cause her to ‘quid’ her hay and she is now on a mostly ‘mush’ diet along with a slow feed hay net to give her some safe chew time.

 NMHC will cover the costs of Ginger’s pergolide and blood testing if necessary, and her adoption donation is being waived. 

Lucky stars have not been shining down on Ginger and Gracie as two adoptions have fallen through for various reasons,

neither of which was the fault of the mares.

Perhaps YOU were meant to be the family they are waiting for. Let’s get those stars aligned!

Adoption Donation for the pair is $300.

For more information and/or to arrange to meet these beautiful ladies, please call or email.

Cindy Broady, Director
Northeast Miniature Horse Club – Rescue
A 501c3 Non-Profit Organization
603-774-7050
www.facebook.com/northeastminiaturehorseclub

 

Mona Lisa

Listed 4/8/20

Super sweet, 26yo TB Mare- does WTC, regular riding and building her up you can hop over some rails.  Excellent with kids and senior adults.  Quiet and fine on trails.  Any help  would be as amazing as I lost my job and can’t afford her. I’m willing to contribute some money every month towards what she needs.   My name is Denise and my cell is 860-625-5748 and I’ll be moving to Massachusetts soon. I’m considering putting her anywhere in Massachusetts or New Hampshire as long as it’s a loving place. 

Notoriety (Barn name Twiggy)

Listed 2/8/20

Notoriety (Barn name Twiggy) is a registered holsteiner. She is a beautiful bay standing at 17.3hh. She is retired from riding as she has a grade 3 heart murmur. Twiggy also has a club foot which has caused her no issues, she is barefoot and trimmed every 6-8 weeks depending on season. Twiggy is not an in your pocket horse, she will enjoy you if you have treats other than that she usually has a grumpy mare face but is very respectful. She stands with no sedation for dentist, stands for farrier, body clipping (including legs, face and ears), also well behaved with vet. She turns out with other horses, prefers geldings. She prefers all day turn out, has lived outside for a large portion with only being turned in for bad weather. She is respectful while putting on or removing a blanket, she is blanketed every winter. I’m looking to see if anyone is interested in having her as a companion horse as a free lease, I may consider possible forever home to the right person.

She is located in Raymond NH 

Contact Catelyn Wasgatt at [email protected]

 

Assassin or "Sass"

Listed 10/24/19

Assassin “Sass” is a 3yr old filly, she was sold to me as possibly an appendix horse but breed is not confirmed. Should mature right around 15hds, gorgeous Bay mare with just the right amount of chrome, she is a typical mare! She doesn’t have a mean bone in her body but her mare stare will make you think otherwise, I got her with the intention of using her for western dressage but since I got her (at 3 weeks old, she was a nurse mare foal) my jobs and personal situation have changed and for the past year I haven’t had any time to work with her and her good behavior is regressing, I did Saddle break her at 2yrs old and do put it on her occasionally to make sure I still can and although she gets nervous she always lets me, hates her back feet picked but won’t kick, just pulls away, loves to be groomed and pampered! Needs to be properly introduced to herd mates due to her nurse mare upbringing she never had a mom or pasturemates to teach her what’s acceptable and what’s not so she tends to be very anxious and awkward, she has only been trailered 3 times in her life and got on no problem each time. She is up to date on farrier and shots and just needs someone who can put the work and time into bringing her up correctly which is not me. I’m not looking to sell her, looking to place her in the right situation only! I currently have her mini companion and would consider trading her for another small pony or mini to keep him company when she goes.

Contact Paula at [email protected]yahoo.com  or call or text me at 413-205-9222 

 

Bella

Listed 8/13/19

Bella is a 16 yr 16 hand registered quarter horse mare she has great manners good for farrier vet she has had her shots she does have navicular but with proper shoeing can be ridden lightly intermediate rider will be gifted to a good home

If interested please contact Betsy Coleman at  508-737-6813

 

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:  [email protected]

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 [email protected]

AMANDA

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 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. 

Amanda gets along with everyone and is typically out on grass with hay last summer without exhibiting any symptoms of founder (no heat in feet, no fever).

She does not have a current Coggins and needs to be updated on her vaccinations. She is located in Westport, Maine.

Please contact Amy at [email protected] for more information.