Current Horses

Be sure to check our Facebook Page regularly to see all available horses. Adoption fees vary from horse to horse. Please visit our Adoption Guide for more information about the process and instructions on how to apply. If you have questions please call Linda at (210) 307-7935.

Levels of Experience for Riders

  • Beginner – A beginner rider is still gaining confidence in the saddle. Beginner riders are developing a balanced seat and mastering basic commands (such as moving forward from the leg, steering, halting, and backing up). The beginner rider is learning to tack, mount, and ride independently.
  • Intermediate – An intermediate rider has confidence riding well-schooled horses. Intermediate riders are developing an independent seat and can control their horse in unfamiliar circumstances (such as in the field, on the trail, or at a horse show). The intermediate rider can tack, mount, and ride independently – correcting minor inappropriate behaviors (such as walking off from the mounting block, kicking out in upward transitions, and stopping at the entry gate).
  • Advanced – An advanced rider is an experienced rider with confidence training young or green horses. Advanced riders rely on groundwork training and an independent seat to guide horses in engaging in correct and effective movement, overcoming new obstacles, and correcting inappropriate behaviors (such as bolting, bucking, or spooking).

Levels of Horse Handler Experience

  • Beginner – A beginner handler is still gaining confidence working with and around horses. Beginner handlers have basic training in leading and grooming well-behaved horses.
  • Intermediate – An intermediate handler is confident in working with and around horses. Intermediate handlers have experience in leading and grooming horses and can correct minor inappropriate behaviors (such as pulling to stop and graze, refusal to pick up feet for cleaning, or spooking at shiny objects).
  • Advanced – An advanced handler is an expert in working with and around horses. Advanced handlers have experience training young or inexperienced horses in proper ground manners, including overcoming problematic behaviors (such as bolting, rearing, biting, or spooking).


  • Gender – Mare
  • Breed – QH Cross
  • Color – Blue Roan
  • DOB – 2019
  • Category – Sound healthy needs training. Cannot be broke until she is 3-4.

Heavenly is an amazing, sweet, playful young mare with a ton of potential. She is eager to please, but has a ton of spirit and personality all her own. This beautiful little girl isn’t done growing, and has potential to be a fantastic all around partner when she reaches her full size. She shows promise and potential to learn just about anything with the right teacher.

Heavenly has a great foundation started with groundwork. She is easy to catch, and will meet anyone in the pasture anytime for cookies and ear scratches. This sweet girl is gate and stall savvy. She is still learning to not be pushy with handlers at feeding time, but she is mostly respectful with minor corrections. Heavenly has an amazing future ahead of her in any multitude of directions.


  • Gender – Male/Gelding
  • Breed – Quarter Horse
  • Color – Bay
  • DOB – Estimated 2000-2013
  • Category – Experienced/Trainer

He has had an injury to his front teeth.  It is hard to determine his age. He however, is a very easy keeper and maintains weight on pasture and round bales.  Given this status, we do feel he is on the younger side. 

Duke is shy to people but has had some groundwork and under saddle training. He halters fine once he gets to know you. He will need the right person to bring out his outstanding personality.


  • Gender – Female
  • Breed – Arabian
  • Color – Black
  • DOB – 2015
  • Category – Training Home Only

Eden is our 5 year old Arabian mare who was one of the last rescued from the Camp County seizure. When she came to us she was unhandled and would not allow anyone to touch her or even get close . Our volunteer trainer, Jeanna, has made amazing progress in gaining her trust for people. After many months of getting her used to a person being with her Jeanna is now able to put the halter over her nose multiple times, have her give kisses and pet her neck. This may sound like very small achievements to some but for all those who know Eden and her story these are huge wins. She is coming along, just slowly. We are confident that she will get there and that there is a forever home waiting for her  when she is ready.At this time she would only be available for adoption to a trainer. If you are a trainer and would like to give Eden a home please message or call me. To anyone else interested in adopting Eden look out for more updates on her progress


  • Gender – Female
  • Breed – Thoroughbred Horse
  • Color – Dark Bay
  • DOB – 2012
  • Category – Complete Restart

May is an OTTB who is an EMP survivor. She is very overreactive to people, noises and outside stimuli. May would need someone who can be patient with her and start from the ground up. She has come around to being pet on the head and neck.

PRINCESS aka “Polynesian Princess”

  • Gender – Female
  • Breed – Thoroughbred Horse
  • Color –  Sorrel
  • DOB – 2009 
  • Category – Project Horse

Princess is on OTTB who has a lot of spunk! She is not very fond of being haltered but she does love head and neck scratches. She would need an adopter that has a vast knowledge for OTTB behavior and quirks. 


  • Gender – Female
  • Breed – Grade
  • Color – Black
  • DOB – 2014
  • Category – TBD

Suzy was rescued from the Camp County seizure. She has a divot in her nose which does not bother her but you can hear some raspiness when she breathes heavily. She has recently become very friendly and wants to be taken out and loved on. She currently shares a paddock with two other mares, previously with geldings, and has done great with both. She halters easy but is a little timid while walking.  She is great for the farrier and while being vaccinated & microchipped. She has not been evaluated for under saddle experience but is next on my list.

If you think Suzy would be a good fit for you and would like to meet her message please CONTACT US!


  • Breed – Quarter Horse – Grade
  • Color – Chocolate Palomino
  • DOB – 2004
  • Category – Single Stall – Experience in blind horses 

Marlee is one of our blind horses who would need to have a stall all to herself with permanent fixtures to keep her from bumping into and hurting herself. She is very shy to people and has an uneasy reaction to loud and unfamiliar noises. She would need an adopter who is willing to love and care for her and her condition.  Marlee has been saddled and ridden, but needs an experienced rider.


  • Gender – Male/Gelding
  • Breed – Quarter Horse Pony
  • Color – Sorrel
  • DOB – Estimated 2011-2013
  • Category – Project Horse

Punky is a 8 year old quarter pony. He was brought to us by animal care services in early 2018. Punky is a sweet boy. But he was named Punky for a reason. He has served the last 2 years as baby sitter to young colts and fillies as they came through the rescue. Just recently he began his ground work. He is pretty sensitive to most things right now so we are working on desensitizing to all we can. He halters well, stands for the farrier and He took a saddle really well but we have not put a rider on him. Punky is healthy as can be. He Is current on coggins vaccinations, dewormer fatter, dental and is microchipped.

Punky needs a training home. There is nothing medical or other any reason preventing him from becoming a great riding horse. His training needs to be consistent so he doesn’t forget what he does know. He is smart…. maybe a little too smart on some days. Even if he never becomes a riding horse he does make friends with horses easily and would make a great companion to other horses as well.

CALWELL – Foster to Adopt

  • Gender – Male/Gelding
  • Breed – Quarter Horse
  • Color – Grey
  • DOB – Estimated 1994 (per last dental)
  • Category – Easy Rider

This horse has come so far. I have held off a long time because I had concerns regarding medical issues and really whether he wanted to do anything more than just be a horse.

We saved Caldwell back in February of 2016… that isn’t a typo. We have had him that long. When he first got here he had absolutely horrible hooves… we worked through that… then he spent too much time being free and became nearly impossible to catch….. then being a very docile horse in the herd…he was pushed from his feed and the round bale and did what any rescue hates….. he started losing weight. We knew we had to get him safely to his own area. He needed to trust us and he needed to be able to eat in peace and quiet. We got that done, he put all his weight back on…. so we introduced him to a smaller pasture with our calmer horses and he thrived. He was getting better at getting caught. I noticed his sheath was swelling and at first I attributed to his weight gain but a vet check confirmed he had melanomas in his sheath. His teeth were checked. He had a single melanoma in his mouth. He appeared to have the start of eroth dental disease. Both of these conditions were diagnosed in December of 2018. We waited and watched both conditions, evaluating every year for changes or progression. On 5/8/20, at his last exam there are no changes in the melanomas, his dental exam was good. No signs or progression of eroth.

Today, after many years of just being a horse, we decided to try a sit on him. And to my complete surprise he still knows everything. 😍 He was a ranch horse in his previous life and we just don’t know why he was ever taken to auction. For many years we called him grouchy Caldwell. He just didn’t want to have anything to do with humans. Once you had a halter on him, he was a different horse. He was very obedient and calm. We put 3 riders on him today (myself included) and another volunteer did sit on him as well and he did awesome!!

Caldwell is estimated to be 22 -25 years old. He is sane, sound and cleared (with monitoring for his sheath and dental) for adoption into a slow paced, ride here and there kind of home. He’s ready for a forever home!


  • Gender – Male/Gelding
  • Breed – Leopard Appaloosa
  • Color – Leopard
  • DOB – 2005 
  • Category – Single Stall

Majestic is the TV star here at HBCH! He is set to be featured in the new TV series Death and Compromise. Majestic is blind and will need a single stall with permanent features so he doesn’t bump into things or hurt himself. He is responsive to sound and will acknowledge you when you speak to him. He absolutely loves attention and is very affectionate. He is an all around sweet and gentle horse.  Majestic is broke to ride but will need a rider experienced with blind horses. 

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  • Gender – Female
  • Breed – Registered Tennessee Walker
  • Color – Flea Bitten
  • DOB – 2005
  • Category – Single Stall – Broke to ride

Vigor is blind so she would need a single stall with permanent fixtures so she won’t bump into or hurt herself. She is a very sweet, kind and loving horse who loves to be pet and will acknowledge sounds. She will need an adopter that is willing to cater to the needs of a blind horse as well as shower her with affection.   Vigor is broke to ride with an experienced rider.

KELLIE – Jockey Club Name She’s Lils Ante

  • Gender – Female
  • Breed – Thoroughbred Horse
  • Color – Chestnut
  • DOB – 2006
  • Category – Companion Horse

Kellie is our beautiful OTTB chestnut mare. When she came to us in 2015 she was very skinny but is now thriving! She is currently a light ride only due to a locking stifle on her right side. As with all our horses, she is up to date on vaccines, farrier, dental, coggins and is microchipped for her safety.

She is just as sweet as can be. She loves to be groomed and loved on by adults and kids alike. She will come right up to you and is extremely easy to halter. She is also great for the farrier. She is in a paddock with two other mares and gets along fine. If you are looking for a sweet, loving and gentle horse she is your girl.

She is next on my list for evaluation/refresher training so please CONTACT US if you think Kellie would be a good fit for your family!

BENTLEY – Pending Adoption

  • Gender – Gelding
  • Breed – Grade
  • Color – Bay
  • DOB – 2017
  • Category – In Training

We rescued him from auction and was told he was a 20 yr old gelding. Surprise!! We found out later that he was only 2 and definitely not a gelding.  He has been in training for the last three months. This is an update from his trainer, “Bentley had ride number 3 today. He had no balance problems at a trot today, where is the last ride it was all about balance. He’s doing wonderfully!” Bentley is oh so handsome, very sweet and just an all around great horse. He hasn’t had a problem with other horses and just loves to be around people.

GENTRY – Pending Adoption

  • Gender – Mare
  • Breed – Appaloosa 
  • Color – Strawberry Roan
  • DOB – 2002
  • Category – Broke to Ride

Well lil miss Gentry is actually a very trained and well behaved horse. She truly knows her stuff, regardless of rider. You take 2 very experienced riders and then me…. and she’s the same horse. Took care of all 3 of us. 

Slow and consistent conditioning is where we are with Gentry. I expect within the next 3 months will we know so much more. But seemingly for now, she’s just perfect. 


  • Gender – Gelding
  • Breed – Quarter Horse
  • Color – Sorrel
  • DOB – 2017
  • Category – Project Horse

He needs an advanced training home and an advanced handler as he will he need to be started from the ground up. He is a very sweet but still a bit timid horse. He is current on vaccinations, dewormer, farrier and coggins. He has been microchipped. He deserves his forever and he can be trained up the way you want him. We are classifying him as a project horse so his adoption fee is structured as such. We are beginning to train him here so be on the look out for updates on this handsome horse. 


  • Gender – Mare
  • Breed – Mustang
  • Color – Gray with blue freckles
  • DOB – 1999
  • Category – Under Evaluation

BLM branded 21 yo mustang mare saved from auction in early September. She’s an Appy mustang with the prettiest blue freckles. She was a bit thin when she arrived but has had no problem filling back in. We have her up to date on all medical including her dental. She surprisingly has really great teeth for her age. We don’t have any medical concerns over Sally so we are introducing light work to see what she knows. She is a bit hard to get your hands on but once you do she really melts for the attention. We will never know why she was taken to auction but we will love her through whatever happened.