Available Equine - aged 10 years & older


If you are interested in adopting or fostering any of these equine, please send an email to info@hopeforhorses.com or call us at 940-368-2072 and reference to the equine's name or number.  The adoption fee for equine on this page aged 2 years and younger is $200 and for equine 3 years and older is $300 unless otherwise noted.  The adoption fee for a mare and foal pair is $350.  Note - all equine will have had 2 doses of de-wormer, one hoof trim, a negative Coggins, and the following vaccinations: EWT, W.Nile, flu/rhino, and rabies.  Unless otherwise stated, the males have been gelded. 

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Skye's Firstchance aka Jenny

                                                         Pictures taken June 2012                                          Picture taken July 2013

            

   Jenny was born on April 13, 2003.  Although Jenny is a registered Paint Horse, she is 3/4 Thoroughbred.  Jenny is an amazing mover.  She moves with grace, ease, and elegance.  She will be a beautiful English horse.  Jenny stands well for grooming and bathing. She will stand for the farrier, and she knows how to longe.  Jenny does well at the walk, trot, and canter. Jenny had an episode of laminitis in December of 2016, but she is fully recovered from it. We are refreshing Jenny's ground training, and then we will refresh Jenny's undersaddle training.   Jenny is not a spooky type of horse, so she can be a good trail horse. She is located in Sugar Land, TX.
 

L13 Lilly

                                  Photo taken Sept 2010           Photo taken May 2010                      Photo taken Nov 2011

     

Green broke to ride!!

Lilly was one of the friendlier ponies when we first acquired the herd of 64 ponies from the neglect situation.  Lilly is friendly if she knows you but shy around strangers. Lilly was green broke to ride, and she had lots of energy and good forward motion when being ridden.  However, Lilly has not been ridden in a long time, so she will need an experienced rider or trainer to refresh and then continue her training. It appears that Lilly will have plenty of stamina for trail riding or for whichever discipline you choose to ride her in. Lilly is a good looking mare with great potential.  

 

L22 Wild Thing

Wild Thing was one of the most difficult ponies we acquired from the neglect situation in Lewisville.  Once he learned to trust people, he progressed wonderfully!  He is no longer a "Wild Thing!"     

                              Picture taken April 2011                      Picture taken February 2013                      Picture taken July 30, 2013

                

Broke to Ride!!

Wild Thing is now in Sugar Land, TX, where he is being trained.  Wild Thing is halter broke, and he can be longed in both directions with a saddle and bridle.  Wild thing can be fly sprayed and bathed, and stands nicely for the farrier. He is broke to ride and doing well.  He is being ridden at a walk, trot, and canter.   Wild Thing will be a great family pony. Kids love him because he follows them around like a puppy dog! Wild Thing loves attention, and he does best when handled and ridden regularly.

L23 Sundance

Adopted!!!

                                              Pictures taken September 2010                                     Picture taken April 2012          

                         

                           Age: Sundance is a 2001 gelding     Breed: Pony of the Americas cross     Height: 14.0 hands

When Sundance was in a stall at the temporary facility in Pilot Point, he was really sweet and pretty easy to put a halter on.  He picked up the basics of being halter broke almost immediately.  He has a laid back personality, and he is a very willing pony.  Sundance is a people pony, and he loves attention and scratches.  He also ties and cross-ties and will allow himself to be groomed all over and his feet to be picked up. He accepts a saddle with no problem and can be longed with the saddle on, too.  Sundance needs an experienced rider/trainer to continue his training.  Sundance will be a great family pony.  

L44 Wes

Adopted!!

                                  Picture taken October 2012                  Picture taken September 2012                          Picture taken July 2013

                                     

  • Name: Wes
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Age: Wes is a 2005 gelding
  • Breed: Pony of the Americas cross 
  • Height:
  • Color/Marking: Chestnut with a star, small stripe, & a snip
  • Physical Problems: blind in the left eye
  • Bad Habits:
  • Experience level needed:
  • Type of riding:
  • Date acquired: October 23, 2009
  • Ability level:
  • Adoption Fee: $350

 Wes is in Sugar Land, TX with Jenny Graham, who is training him.  Wes is halter broke, and he can be longed in both directions with a saddle and bridle. He is calm and cooperative when being handled on the ground.  Wes can be fly sprayed and bathed, and he stands nicely for the farrier.  His undersaddle training has begun, and he is progressing very well.  He is being ridden at the walk, trot, and canter, and he has been started over fences.  Wes looks forward to being worked, and he always tries to please.  He is blind in his left eye, but he can still be a good riding horse.  Wes just needs to learn to be confident when something comes up unexpectedly on his blind side.  Wes is comfortable being ridden in the arena, but he has not been ridden on the trails, yet.  Please give Wes a chance - you'll be glad you did! 

 

L50 Murphy

Pictures taken May 19, 2010

          

  • Name: Murphy
  • Gender: Mare
  • Age: Murphy is a 2006 mare
  • Breed: Pony of the Americas cross  
  • Height: 13 hands
  • Color/Marking: Chestnut with a star and stripe
  • Physical Problems: none known
  • Bad Habits:
  • Experience level needed: Experienced
  • Type of riding:
  • Date acquired: October 23, 2009
  • Ability level:
  • Adoption Fee: $300

Murphy was acquired with 64 ponies from a neglect situation in Lewisville, Texas. Murphy is smart and enjoys attention, but she is very unsure of people, and she will need an experienced adopter or trainer to work with her. She has worn a halter and been led, but she is not halter trained. Murphy needs a patient adopter who will give her the time she needs to learn to trust people. Once Murphy learns to trust, she should progress well in her training.

L51 Emmett

                   Picture taken Sept. 2010                     Picture taken October 2011                            Picture taken April 2012

                   

  • Name: Emmett
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Age: Emmett is a 2001 gelding
  • Breed: Pony of the Americas, possibly eligible for registration
  • Height: 14.0 hands
  • Color/Marking: Chestnut with snowflake blanket 
  • Physical Problems: none known
  • Bad Habits:
  • Experience level needed: Experienced
  • Type of riding:
  • Date acquired: October 23, 2009
  • Ability level:
  • Adoption Fee: $350

Emmett is halter broke, leads and ties well, can be bathed and fly-sprayed and stands for the farrier.  Emmett longes well and has been long-lined. Emmett is very shy when he meets someone new, but he is fine when he gets to know you.  Emmett loves attention, so if you're looking for a horse that you can lavish your attention on, then Emmett is the horse for you! 

Emmett is with a trainer in Lucas, Texas, who is helping Emmett to get over his shyness.  Wouldn't you like to take Emmett home with you?!?   

Abby

Adopted!!!

                           Photo taken January 4, 2009                 Photo 3/10/09            Photo taken Sept 26, 2010

                   

  • Name: Abby

  • Gender: Mare

  • Age: early 20's  

  • Breed: Appaloosa cross

  • Height: 15.2 hands

  • Color/Marking: chestnut roan, white sock on right hind 

  • Physical Problems: missing upper incisors and two molars

  • Bad Habits: none known

  • Experience level needed:  intermediate

  • Type of riding: Western, trail riding, kids' horse after some fine tuning

  • Date acquired: January 3, 2009 

  • Ability level:  Western and trail riding

  • Adoption Fee: $250

     We acquired Abby from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office.  She was a court-ordered seizure; because her owners had moved away, leaving Abby behind with no one to feed or take care of her.  A neighbor was giving her water, but when the water at the property was shut off, she didn't even have water to drink.  At Abby's first veterinary exam after acquiring her, we discovered that she has no upper incisors and is lacking two molars.  This means she is unable to graze normally by biting the grass with her teeth.  However, she can use her lips to get food into her mouth and then chew it with her remaining molars.  Because of her missing incisors, the vet said it was difficult to pinpoint her age, but he estimates that she is in her early twenties.  Due to weeks of little to no care, it has taken a lot of extra attention and nutrition to bring Abby back to health.  She is now well on her way to complete recovery.  In spite of her teeth problems, Abby will not be a difficult horse to maintain.  She is doing very well on a Equine Senior and coastal hay.  Abby is very good-natured and easy to work with on the ground. 

     Abby is broke to ride, but it appears that she has not been ridden in a long time.  She knows the basics, but needs a "refresher" course to get her back in shape.  Even though it is estimated that Abby is in her early 20s, she does not act it.  She has plenty of energy and likes to be busy.  Abby will make a good kids' horse after some fine tuning. 


 
 

For any information concerning these equine, please contact Anastasia Keyser by phone at (940) 368-2072 or send an email to info@hopeforhorses.com.

To see our other horses available for adoption, click on the Horse Adoptions and PMU Horse Adoptions tabs to the left.