Dozer

Dozer

PENDING ADOPTION 8 Year Old, 16.2hh Quarter/Draft Cross: Dozer was donated to Safe Harbor Equine and Livestock Sanctuary so his rehoming fee could help raise much needed funds to help horses in need–however, upon his arrival we found an undisclosed old injury that is performance limiting.  It is important to read this ENTIRE biography to understand Dozer’s story.  Please hold all questions until you have read to the very bottom of this detailed novel… The biography of Dozer from when he was a Ranch horse in Montana is as follows: Dozer is a solid broke ranch gelding. 16.2 hands, 1400lbs and takes a size 4 shoe. Rope anything you want, from the biggest bull he will hold it, to the littlest calf he will take care of it. We have rode him for many miles on the ranch and in the mountains in some very rough country. There isn’t any place he won’t go. He won’t hesitate in the thickest brush, he will push his way through and make a trail for you if he’s asked. Dozer is sure footed, he will cross water and downed timber with out a fuss. He is handy on his feet and will watch a cow, cut one out of the herd and he will stay with it. He is traffic safe. For a big horse he has tons of style and a pretty way of moving. He is soft in the bridle, lopes around quiet, know his leads, has a one handed neck rein, a pretty stop and turn around. He is great to handle his feet, good to bathe, and clip. You can load him in any trailer and he will back out. Dozer is current on worming and vaccinations. The owner who relinquished Dozer added the following information: He came from a ranch out west, and worked on obstacle course trail riding and around cattle.  We started the horse towards a career in becoming a field hunter so continued his trail riding and introduction to dogs and our routine around the barn.  He has been ridden English and Western in an easy snaffle bit at all times.  He is worked 4-6 times a week, our first five months consisted of light longeing in the ring then trail ride.  We turned to trainer A.B.L. who uses Buck Brannaman methods to solve some trust issues.  A typical training session with Dozer is 1 to 2 hours.  We consider him to be intermediate though he loves all people.  He’s gentle and quiet, but if he gets alarmed he is too big for a child to be around.  He is nervous with the farrier and requires encouragement and patience.  The previous owner said he...

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Hank

Hank

Hank’s story is not unusual.  He was in a home where he was the only standard donkey of his size, and he became lonely, bored, and started exhibiting less than perfect behavior. Hank was just trying to tell his humans that he needed a friend. In rescue, Hank is at a wonderful donkey foster farm, and is a true love to the kids in the home.  He is a gentleman, and loves quiet time, grooming, and sharing in lots of TLC.  His adoption fee is $250. Please remember, donkeys are herd animals and do best with their own kind!  We prefer a home that has at least one other standard donkey to be Hank’s friend. Please apply to adopt at...

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Fiona

Fiona

Breed: Spotted Saddle Age: 12 Height 15.1HH Fiona is a gorgeous sorrel and white pinto with fantastic conformation.  She is 15hh+, and was adopted out as a beginner broke horse in December of 2015.  Her adoptive family have not ridden her, and have decided to return her to the rescue so she can find a forever home that will be the best fit for her. She loves to be groomed ! Fiona was re-evaluated and at his moment we feel a rider with some experience or confidence will be best for her.  She can toss her head and be a little fussy about leaving the vacation at the barn, but she does not buck or kick.  Fiona leads, loads, ties and stands for the farrier.  Her adoption fee is $500. To apply to adopt Fiona, please CLICK HERE. 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....

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Winston and Garrett

Winston and Garrett

Breed: Belgian (Can be registered) Age: 12 Height: 17hh These two big beauties are half brothers, 6 months apart in age.  They came to rescue obese, but with proper diet and exercise are now at a healthy weight.  Winston and Garrett do not like to be separated and they need a draft experienced home to adopt them, as they are still green in their training, and are VERY VERY big. In rescue, the boys are worked with by trainer Elizabeth Howe who is ground driving them to prep them for progression to being a driving pair.  They have never been hitched.  As for riding, they have been ridden bareback.  They do require sedation for hoof trims, and are challenging to load, but hopefully all of these issues will improve with continued training. The adoption fee for this draft pair is $3,000; we are seeking a home where they will stay together. To apply to adopt Winston and Garrett, please CLICK HERE....

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Gilbert

Gilbert

Breed: Pony Age: 15 Years Size: 13HH Gilbert Is On Hold For Rally For The Rescues Trainer’s Challenge Gilbert is a cute gaited pony, about 15 years old and 13hh.  He is training with Meridian Equine Education Institute in conjunction with Rally for the Rescues Trainer’s Challenge.  Gilbert will receive 110 days of training, and go through the competition with a child rider. This beautiful flashy boy has child’s pony written all over him!  His adoption fee is $750, and he will be able to go to his new forever home in September at the culmination of the competition.  Apply to adopt now, and be part of Gilbert’s journey through training and the competition! You can apply to adopt Gilbert by CLICKING HERE. About His Name: Gilbert was named for Gilbert Blythe from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. A handsome, smart, witty and chivalrous classmate who has a crush on Anne the moment he sees her. Unaware of Anne’s near-pathological sensitivity about her red hair, he tries to get Anne’s attention by holding her braid and calling her “Carrots!” Anne’s explosively hostile reaction only causes Gilbert to be more smitten. He makes several attempts to apologize, the failure of all of which do not seem to mar his admiration. He attempts to apologize one last time when he saves Anne from drowning; Anne crassly rebuffs this attempt, only to regret it almost immediately. Years later, he gives up his job offer of teaching at the Avonlea school so that Anne may live at Green Gables, upon which the two reconcile and become good...

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Diana

Diana

Breed: Pony Size: 14hh Age: 13 Year Diana is a lovely 13 year old pony who is reportedly Amish trained to both ride and drive.  She came to us after her owner passed away and she was left to fend for herself on a 40 acre field for 3 year.  We were told by family members that Anne and Diana were trained as a driving team.  She is ready to get back to work; fully healthy and very good natured. Diana has no complaints for saddling and bridling, handles everything like a champ, and longes beautifully.  Her weight gain is picking up quickly, and she is ready for her adoptive home! Her adoption fee is $500.  To Apply To Adopt Diana, please CLICK HERE About Her Name: Diana is named for Diana Barry, from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Anne’s bosom friend and a kindred spirit. Anne and Diana become best friends from the moment they meet. She is the only girl of Anne’s age who lives close to Green Gables. Anne admires Diana for being pretty and for her amiable disposition. Diana lacks Anne’s powerful imagination but is a loyal...

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