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
  • 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.


EDEN

  • 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


MAY aka “JIMBOS GIRL”

  • 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. 


SUZY

  • 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!


MARLEE

  • 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.


MAJESTIC

  • 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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VIGOR

  • 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!


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. 


SALLY

  • 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.


ELLA

  • Gender – Mare
  • Breed – Thoroughbred Cross
  • Color – Bay
  • DOB – 2018
  • Category – TBD

Ella was brought to us by the sheriff as a seizure due to neglect. Now in our care she is doing incredibly well from when she came through the rescue doors almost 3 months ago after losing her foal. Ella has all the clinical signs of stringhalt. We are starting a therapy program of vitamin e and previcox to see if we get any improvement.  This can be a progressive disease. You only see this at a walk. She can run and play and it’s not even evident.  I have been told that although the condition is quite unsightly it is not painful.

UPDATE 09/16/20: We are very pleased with Ella’s improvement. It’s been about 2 weeks since we starting treating her symptoms of stringhalt. We were able to start the previcox immediately as I always have that on hand. It took a little bit to get the vitamin e shipped but she did start that a week ago. I will take this improvement. We will continue her treatment plan and see where she gets but am hopeful for recovery. It’s hard to believe 3 months ago she was starved near to death and lost her foal because it was….Cases like hers make my stomach turn and make me wonder if a trip to jail would be worth it to knock the snot out of her abuser.