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OUR RESCUES

Adoption applications must be submitted for all adoptions. Adoptions will be granted by MHR members after an assessment, home check and references are approved.

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Gus

About 20 years old, Grad QH, 15 hands, Gelding. 

Gus is one of the barn favorites! He loves light W/T/C rides in the arena or on trails. Lighter weight riders are best suited for his smaller stature, but he is willing to take them anywhere - through pool noodles, trail courses, over bridges, water, and more. He is gentle and sweet, trustworthy and understanding. He loves to teach kids how to ride and build their confidence too.

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Dakota

24 year old, Paint, Gelding.

Dakota not only wants to crawl in your pocket, but he is willing to take his forever companion wherever they want to go. Although primarily Western, he can ride English and is our steady-eddy on the trails and trusted beginner lesson horse. He is full of personality, loves to be loved, and is looking for a kid and family who can be his partner in crime.

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Coda

15 year old, Appaloosa, 14.2 hands, Gelding. Coda came to us from a ranch where his first career was in mountain cattle work. He mimics a mannequin on the ground he stands so still, loads, ties, lunges with no vices. Under-saddle he requires a confident intermediate or advanced rider who can be his leader. 

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Rocker

16 year old, Registered Appendix, 16.3 hands, Gelding.

Rocker is a retired hunter/jumper show horse with many riding miles under his belt. He requires corrective shoeing for navicular and will need a light ride home or a home as a companion partner. Under-saddle he be a little bit of a chicken, with small spooks here and there, which is why he is best suited for an intermediate or advanced rider. He has impeccable ground manners, will stand for days, lunges, ties and hauls no problem. 

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Poppy

Coming soon

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BudLight

20+ years old, Palomino Paint Belgian cross, 18 hands, Gelding. BudLight is a gentle giant, and our go to lesson horse. Kids as young as 4 have ridden him! He is a great confidence builder and is trustworthy with any rider. Light riding with a large pasture space to semi-retire to would be the best home for our gentle giant.

Paisley

5 year old, Red Roan, Grade QH, 15 hands, Mare.

Paisley is the sweetest young girl, and has a bright future ahead. She require some maintenance including front shoes. Her foundation of training was started slow and correct, and now is ready to begin her under-saddle training. 

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Lady

5 year old, OTTB, 16.3 hands, Mare. Lady is sweet, silly, and mixed with a little saucy. Her racing career ran through 2018, and ended with bone chip in her right knee that limited her ability to race again. She is not looking to jump or participate in high competitive disciplines, but would be an ideal partner for low level English or Western flatwork and trails. Lady also loves to be groomed, pampered and treated like the elegant lady she is! 

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Aurora/Rip

Coming soon

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Ella

Coming soon

MHR Adoption Process:

  • Adoption application to be completed and sent to info@milehighrescue.org. Submitted applications do not guarantee adoption. If the application is determined to be a good fit for the rescue of interest, then an assessment will be scheduled. 

  • Assessment evaluation to get to know the rescue. This includes handling, grooming, and riding if applicable (trails or in the arena). We spend this time assessing skill levels and making sure the rescue fits the needs of their future home. Assessments are $75, however they are waived with completed adoptions. This fee, if paid to MHR, goes back to support the rescues. 

    • 30-day on-site lease is an option prior to adoption. Leases start at $350/month. Lessons can also be scheduled at a rate of $65/hour. 

  • Once the evaluation is deemed a good fit, a home check and reference check will be performed. Rescue "holds" can be placed ($150 deposit for up to two weeks). Deposits are applied to the adoption price if adopted. If the adopter decides against adoption, the deposit will be assumed by MHR in support of the rescues.

  • When the home check and references are approved, adoption contracts will be signed and adoption fee paid.