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).

DUKE

Gender – Male/Gelding
Breed – Quarter Horse
Color – Bay
Age – Estimated 6 – 20     

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.


ISAAC – PENDING ADOPTION

Gender – Male/Gelding
Breed –Percheron/Morgan Cross
Color – Sorrel
Age – 6 (2013)
Category – Experienced/Trainer

Issac is Amish bred and very shy to people. He has had some groundwork and saddle training. Ready to go in any direction as a prospect. Stands about 14.3 hands.



SERENITY

Gender – Female
Breed – Arab/Paint Cross
Color – Sorrel
Age – 4 (2015) 
Category – Experienced Rider/Trainer

Serenity is shy to adults but very welcoming to kids. She is green broke and currently working on under saddle training. She will let you halter and lead once she gets to know you.  Serenity should never be used for jumping or endurance sports. She sustained a fractured pelvis early in her life, and while it is healed, vet recommendation is a show horse or leisure trail riding. 


EDEN

Gender – Female
Breed – Arabian
Color – Black
Age – 4 
Category – Training Home Only

Eden was rescued from the Camp County seizure. She is unhandled and extremely shy to people. Our volunteers are making progress, be it slow, in gaining her trust for people.


MAY aka “JIMBOS GIRL”

Gender – Female
Breed – Thoroughbred Horse
Color – Dark Bay
Age – 7 (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
Age –Foaled April 8, 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. 


SUZY

Gender – Female
Breed – Grade
Color – Black
Age – 5 (2014)    
Category – TBD

Suzy was rescued from the Camp County seizure. She does have a divot in her nose which does not seem to bother her but you can hear some raspiness when she breathes hard. She is very shy but does warm up after a while. She has recently been haltered (with extra padding for her nose) and had her hooves done and she did great. She has not been evaluated for under saddle experience but is ok walking with a lead rope. 


MARLEE

Breed – Quarter Horse – Grade
Color – Chocolate Palomino
Age – 15 
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.


PUNKY

Gender – Male/Gelding
Breed – Quarter Horse Pony
Color – Sorrel
Age – 6-8 
Category – Project Horse

Punky is our high spirited pony! He is currently helping us teach the young horses we have how to be horses. He is currently working with our volunteers on how to be better with a halter. He loves attention and head scratches.  Punky can enter a training program. He is sound and healthy.


CALWELL

Gender – Male/Gelding
Breed – Quarter Horse
Color – Grey
Age – 25+ per last dental 
Category – Easy Rider

Caldwell is a very shy to people horse who has melanoma on his sheath as well EOTRH disease which makes his mouth very sore. He would need a gentle adopter that is willing to take time to gain his trust and shower him with affection.


MAJESTIC

Gender – Male/Gelding
Breed – Leopard Appaloosa
Color – Leopard
Age – 14 (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. 


VIGOR

Gender – Female
Breed – Registered Tennessee Walker
Color – Flea Bitten
Age – 14 (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.