Five Cent

Five Cent

Are you looking for a big guy who is stout and strong?  Five Cent may be the one for you.  He is a lovely grey, 18 years old, and a wide built, QH.  We put a ride on Five Cent knowing he had been sitting in the field for 3-4 years without being worked, and he impressed us with his level head and knowledge, earning a beginner approved label from his evaluator.  He does have more go than whoa, so a timid beginner won’t be a perfect match.  That said, he neck reins, understands leg and seat, and is very responsive all around. He is gentle on the ground, stands for the farrier, and is shod.  He loads easily, ties and stalls. Five Cent is blind in one eye, but has been for years, and it is not a behavioral or safety issue with him.  He’s fully adapted to being sighted on one side only. This gorgeous boy has a $300 adoption fee, and is ready for adoption...

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Henry Gram

Henry Gram

HENRY GRAM (2D968, G) HENRY CLAY – LEXIE GRAM – SWAT TEAM   GENERAL INFORMATION Foaling Date: 02/25/2006 Sex: Gelding Foaling Place: SALEM, IL Color: Bay Tattoo: Freezebrand: 2D968 Death Date: Embryo Transfer: Markings: STAR; STRIP CONNECTING SNIP; LEFT FRONT CORONET; LEFT HIND PASTERN WHITE. Parent Verified: Yes Eligibility: US – Pace Henry Gram; born Feb 25, 2006 is an Off Track Standardbred with over $200K in lifetime earnings.  He was actively racing until late 2017.  Henry had a goat buddy when he was on track, and was well-loved by all who worked with him.  He is broke to ride and drive. On the ground – Henry is somewhat pushy, and needs a strong and confident owner to take a leadership position with him.  We recommend an experienced owner who knows how to set boundaries. Under saddle – Henry is soft and calm.  He is safe for a beginner rider.  He has a nice walk and a gait that is super easy to sit.  He’d fit in perfectly in a group of walking horses for trail riding, and would really enjoy that as a future path. Driving – Henry currently looks at being hitched as being at the races.  He needs time with ground driving to calm his brain down, and to learn to slow his speed to normal levels for pleasure driving.  Driving is old hat to him, but going slow with a cart is not something that has been asked of him much in life yet. If you are looking for a gorgeous, sound, younger standardbred ready for trail riding now, then Henry Gram is a great fit for you!  If you want a trained to drive horse that can be retrained for pleasure driving then Henry is great option as a project.  An owner with solid horse experience will be a must for Henry, but he will be one of the horses in your pasture that you can let a beginner friend safely ride.  His adoption fee is $800.  ...

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Almighty O “Romeo” (PENDING ADOPTION)

Almighty O “Romeo” (PENDING ADOPTION)

PENDING ADOPTION Do you dream of having your own descendant of the legendary Secretariat to compete with?  Then look no further than Almighty O, lovingly known as Romeo at Safe Harbor. This 2007 16.2hh Thoroughbred has been utilized in beginner riding lessons, and is ready to head to the show ring this season.  He was only lightly raced, and at 11 years old he has enough age to have a good head on his shoulders.  He has no vices and no injuries, and clean legs. Romeo’s adoption fee is $1,250.  He thrives with structure and a program, and is not a horse than can sit for months at time, but also doesn’t need to work daily.  A good one to two times a week routine suits him quite well.  He is an After The Track horse with Safe Harbor and a phenomenal gelding.  We rate him intermediate as he is a safe mount for a beginner with experienced supervision, but would not be an ideal horse for a beginner not working with a trainer.   ALMIGHTY O  (USA) dkb/br. G, 2007 {2-n} DP = 5-7-10-1-1 (24) DI = 2.43   CD = 0.58 – 15 Starts, 8 Wins, 2 Places, 1 Shows Career...

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Equine Good Citizen

Equine Good Citizen

Equine Good Citizen.  If you follow our social media it’s a term you are sure to have seen.  If you have heard our executive director speak you will likely have heard her use the term as well. What does Equine Good Citizen mean?  We believe that not every horse has a future post rescue as a riding horse, but that every horse does have to be an equine good citizen to have a good future quality of life. An equine good citizen does not: Kick Bite Strike Pull on lead An equine good citizen does: Lead Load Stand Straight Tied or Cross Tied or Both Stands for the farrier Stands for blood draw/vaccinations Respects being in stall Picks up all feet for a handler with a basic knowledge of horses Is generally caught easily in field with or without an incentive such as a treat or food Regardless of the ability level, size, or age of a horse, we believe in Equine Good Citizen training.  Even our senior companion only horses will receive this level of knowledge at Safe Harbor.  If a horse is not yet an equine good citizen, then in good conscience we do not believe that the horse is at a level where he/she can be safely and developmentally owned by anyone other than a trainer.  As a horse owner, even if you don’t plan on riding your horse, we encourage you to have your horse trained to an equine good citizen level.    In the event of an emergency it can mean the difference of life or death for your horse.  On the day to day basis, these are the key building blocks of a good relationship.  If training your horse to an equine good citizen level is beyond your ability, just ask us, and we will gladly provide a referral to a great local trainer who you can hire to assist...

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Snow Flow

Snow Flow

Breed: TWH Age: 12 (approx) Color: Champagne Snow Flow is a well built TWH, who gaits beautifully.  We suspect she has former training, and someone who knows gaited horses well could go far with her.  She will park out when asked to, and she longes well, and behaves exceptionally well on lead.  She has trust issues in the open field, and does not do great with catch and release yet.  We have not progressed with Snow to a point where she is back under saddle in rescue, but we suspect she is broke to ride.  She is very responsive to stimulus and requires desensitization and some work to overcome fear before she will be truly ready to be safe for riding.  Snow is available to an experienced home who can continue working with her to help her progress through her needs.  Her adoption fee is $300. She leads, stands for the farrier, stands for grooming, and is up to date on shots/coggins. Snow Flow is currently completing 30 days of full training with Perry...

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