AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Below is a brief description of our horses that are available for adoption by their location. They are listed according to the state where they are presently residing in foster homes. If you see a horse that catches you eye, please contact us for further detailed information. To adopt a horse, please download and fill out an Adoption application and submit it to our Secretary.
Billy is a very handsome 10 year old bay gelding and stands 35" tall. He is well mannered, very gentle, and can be handled easily.He likes attention and loves to be groomed. He is used to being around kids and is a wonderful all around family horse. Billy is enthusiastic and ready for anything. He is up to date on his vaccinations,de-worming, and hoof trims. Billy is located in Kimundy, Illinois.Adoption Fee:$350
Sonny is a 15 year old sorrel gelding who is 30" tall. Although he is short in height, he makes up for it in width as he is a very muscular little guy. Sonny is as cute as a button with a personality to match. He is well mannered and used to kids and is a nice all around family horse. Sonny is up to date on his vaccinations, hoof trimming, and de-worming.Sonny is located in Kimundy, Illinois. Adoption fee: $350.
**NOTE: Billy and Sonny have shared a foster home for a very long time and are best friends. It would be nice if they could be adopted together. This would not be a pre-requisite to adopt either one of them as they can be adopted separately, however, if anyone would be interested in doing so, we will reduce their adoption fee.
CMHR A CHANCE AT GOLD (AMHR) aka "Stetson"
"Stetson" is a AMHR palomino yearling colt who we rescued from terrible neglect. It was obvious he was never cared for in any way since he was born. Besides being treated very harshly, he was scared to pieces, had lice infestation and parasite overload. His feet were never trimmed and grew out to an inconceivable length completely twisted up. Since he is in foster care, he is being fed properly, has been gelded, fully vaccinated, and put on a proper deworming and hoof trimming schedule. A lot of progress has been made with his feet. One back foot is still misshapen which somewhat effects how he presently moves. He is low on the outside edge of the hoof and has a long toe which will require continued corrective trimming. We are very hopeful it will be fine over a period of time with proper frequent trims by a very qualified farrier.
We were able to obtain information to have Stetson registered in AMHR. He is the first horse we have ever registered for the first time so we gave him CMHR as his prefix. This special boy is very smart and sweet. He has been making great progress while in foster care. He is no longer terrified and is a very fast learner and loves to please. He is easy to catch and comes right up and stands to be haltered. He has learned manners and has been started on obstacles. He has already become used to having a bath and has been clipped and does well with it also.He is nice as can be and is a joy to have around. Stetson has the disposition to make a nice youth horse,family pet or therapy horse. Stetson is located in Quinter,Kansas. Adoption Fee: $350.
“Harvey” as we are calling him, is estimated as an 8-10 year old red pinto stallion, standing at approximately 38” tall (which is within miniature horse guidelines). We believe he is a Miniature/Shetland cross. He was removed from a negligent situation by a Good Samaritan and turned over to us. Harvey was confined in a 10’ filthy manure infested area all of his life. He had no water in sight and was severely dehydrated. There was no shelter provided for him, and he was somehow surviving on only moldy cow hay. The round bale of decayed cow hay he was eating was dumped onto hill of manure some 4 feet high. He has never seen a farrier, never had vaccinations, de-worming or any other necessary attention. The Good Samaritan had to cut his forelock and mane because it was so long and matted up there was no other choice. He has an enormous gut caused by a combination of bad quality hay, dirt and quite certain parasite overload. His backbone and hip bone are up a little bit and he’s also showing ribs. As you can see, his feet are a disaster, but by some miracle he is not lame. Instead of his overgrown feet curling up, one of them actually curled underneath his hoof where it presently resides. Not to worry, we have a lot of confidence in his farrier. He was also obviously used as a stallion as he was corralled with his son.
Harvey is now safe and enjoying the good life in our foster care program where he is presently being evaluated for everything medical and behavioral. He will be brought up to speed on all his vet, dental, and farrier work and put on a good de-worming schedule . He will be gelded as soon as the vet thinks he is ready to handle it. Harvey will get a beauty makeover and be enlisted in basic training when the appropriate time comes.
In accordance with CMHR policy, every horse must have a 30 day evaluation period before being put up for adoption. In Harvey’s case, we know he will need more than 30 days. However, if you want Harvey on your wish list, adoption applications will be accepted for him and held until he is ready. Please check back here for frequent updates on Harvey and his progress. Harvey is located in Emmett, Michigan
PJ is an AMHA/AMHR 17 year old, 32” very flashy tri-colored bay pinto gelding. He was gelded when he entered CMHR. He was shown in his younger days in halter and was also used as a stallion. Because he was a breeding stallion,he was not socialized with other horses and shows mild aggression with other male horses, so he cannot be pastured with them. However, he does love the ladies and never met a mare he didn’t like sharing a pasture with. PJ is well mannered and stands nicely for the vet, farrier, bathing, and clipping. During his stay in foster care, he has been used by 4H kids and is presently in driving training and doing wonderfully with it. In August 2013, PJ made a comeback to the show ring in Michigan at the Blue Water Miniature Horse Show and was shown by his foster mother and two youths in a variety of halter and performance classes including halter,obstacle,trail and jumping. He still loves to show and placed very well as he cam home with ribbons. What a great solid horse this is for a beginner adult or a youth! PJ is quite a gentleman, sweet as can be, and very sensible. Located in Emmett, Michigan Adoption Fee: $350.00
Special Needs Horse
Prize aka Momma
At time of rescue
After some TLC
This is Prize or "Momma" as she is sometimes called. Prize is a beautiful 1989 silver dapple mare.She came to us as a bone rack and has been starved twice in her life in two different homes. She is very sweet,loving, and gentle mare who needs a family to love her. Prize is nearly blind. During the day she can see some large objects and movement but has trouble in shadows and near dark. Sometimes it appears she can't always hear very well. Because of this, she is better kept in a paddock where she can easily find her way around with another gentle mare or gelding who would be kind to her. At her current foster home she is prone to chronic itching. Even after blood work and skin scrapings, we still do not know why. She was on an antihistamine which worked well for a couple of weeks and then it stopped working working completely. Our foster home feels the itching problem is caused by an allergic reaction to the biting flies in their location. Prize requires a good feed program which would include a quaility senior feed and hay as she needs the calories to stay in good condition. She is kept up to date on her vaccinations,teeth floats,hoof trims, and de-worming. Her teeth are in good shape for her age.
The perfect home for Prize would be someone with time on their hands who loves to fuss and will treat her like the Princess she is. She is gentle and well mannered for anyone to be around. She loves kids and is used to dogs. This little mare has had enough sorrow in her life and only wants to live out her days with proper care and lots of love. We know the right person for her is out there somewhere. We are not charging a set fee to adopt Prize but we will accept an open amount donation. She will not come with her registration papers. Prize is located in Eldorado,Oklahoma.
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