Posted on May 8, 2017




Do you need some eye candy in your pasture? #Atticus needs a farm to call his own. He’ll do best as an only horse where he can bond with his owner, and learn to trust completely. He has been trained to be broke to ride. He has been ridden in a big open area. He has been ridden around cows–but his training came late in life, and he’s not the easiest horse to work with. An ideal for #Atticus is where he doesn’t need to compete for attention; where he can be worked with gently and calmly to bond with a human being. He would love a home where his fancy color is appreciated and where he can get brushed, given treats, and not have to figure out herd dynamics at feeding time. Atticus does not need a home with other horses–in fact, our idea for him would be a home that only wants one horse to love on, and doesn’t have interest in riding. If this sounds like you, then apply to adopt! Atticus’ fee has been waived, so you can bring this beauty home to bond with without any up front costs. He is current on shots and coggins. #Adopt #SafeHarbor

Breed: Pinto

Height: 14HH

Age: 18

Atticus is a paint horse who came to rescue from White County Operation Free at Last.   Atticus is 14hh, Paint, and was trained with Perry Neal for 45 days. Atticus has been lightly ridden since he left training, and is suitable for an experienced owner.

Due to abnormal tooth wear, we cannot accurately predict his age, but we believe he is between 18 and 22 years old  Atticus has broken teeth in his mouth from what appears to be an old kick to his face; likely by a disgruntled missus who did not want to be as close of friends as Atticus wanted to be.  He maintains weight easily, and this is not affecting his ability to chew hay. As Atticus was a breeding stallion prior to being saved; in rescue he is being kept in an all gelding environment.   Atticus is a gelding now, and will make a great riding horse.  His only vice is occasionally not wanting to be caught for work, but he is kept in pasture without a halter on, and can be caught when needed.  We recommend a home for Atticus that will continue his work on catch and release in a smaller pasture environment.

Atticus is a flashy horse, can be registered pinto, and is non-gaited.  He moves with a lot of knee action, and is quite the looker.  He is ready for an advanced rider with experience with older green horses–or he’d make a gorgeous companion!  His adoption fee is $200.

To Apply To Adopt Atticus, Please CLICK HERE

About his name:  Atticus is named for Atticus Finch from Harper Lee’s acclaimed novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.  Atticus is a lawyer and resident of the fictional Maycomb County, Alabama, and the father of Jeremy “Jem” Finch and Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Lee based the character on her own father who, like Atticus, represented black defendants in a highly publicized criminal trial.  Though a fictional character, Atticus Finch is reported to have had a lasting impact on the legal profession with even a federal judge recognizing him in trials as highly publicized as the Timothy McVeigh trial.  The line “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it”,  is spoken by Finch in both the novel and film. Safe Harbor Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit rescue based in Middle Tennessee. Please visit our website for our adoption application, and to read more about us (including our adoption area) on our About Adopting FAQ.