Nellie Nellie is a 2011 model. She
is a sorrel filly with star and stripe features who is
curious, intelligent and shy. Nellie will pick up all four feet, leads
and stands tied. She learns new things easily and really likes mental
stimulation. She would really enjoy having a job. According to our
trainer it looks like Nellie was bred for speed and might make a good
gymkhana or barrel horse prospect. Definitely a quarter horse type. Click here to watch a video of Nellie »
Two Socks Two
Socks is a sorrel, gelding with 2 white stockings and a
blaze. His markings and body type suggest that he has paint
bloodlines. Two Socks is curious, sociable and intelligent. He thinks
a lot of himself and has lots of attitude. Two Socks will be a brave
and confident horse. Leads, picks up all 4 feet, stands tied and is a 2011 model.
is a bay, Arabian type filly with 2 white pasterns, a star
and snip. She is very cute, quick and agile as well as incredibly
intelligent, curious, playful and confident. She is a strong leader in
the group and others seek out her companionship. She will make a good
all around horse that will be quick on her feet. She is very
personable, sensible and likes people. Leads, stands tied, picks
up all 4 feet and is a 2011 model.
Ringo Ringo is a pretty headed lady and has color and chrome to die for. She is a dark chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail and has 2 white stockings in the rear. She has a bold, easy going personality and nothing seems to bother her. She is excellent about picking her feet up for the farrier; she stands tied and will jump right in the trailer when asked. She is just being started under saddle and is accepting her new job willingly. She doesn’t get in a hurry to go anywhere and borders on lazy, but this will make her a very steady mount for someone once she has more experience under saddle. She is stocky built and measures 13.2 hands tall. Since she is a 2011 model, we expect her to grow a few more inches before she is finished growing. She should be big enough to carry an average sized adult with no problem but still be small enough for an experienced kid.
Twink: Twink is a gelding that was rescued while he was still nursing on his mama. He has been handled a lot since he came to us so he is very gentle and has learned to love people. You don’t have to catch him when you want him; he will catch you. He stands tied, leads, picks up his feet for the farrier and loads in a trailer. What more can you ask of a yearling? With all the handling that he has had throughout his youth, he will be easy to train under saddle. He has been saddled once (with a pony saddle) but will not be ridden until spring of 2014, since he is a 2012 model. He is a good looking colt, with a pretty head and nice lines. He has a very flashy way of moving. His mother is 13.2 hands tall and we expect Twink to be about that size when he is mature.
Classic: This is Classic. She is an 8 year old, bay mare with Rabicano (roan) markings. She is 14.2 hands tall and has about 20 rides on her. She will walk, trot, canter, stop and back up. She will drag a log, cross a bridge and open gates. She has been ridden in the pasture and has had mulberry tree training (standing still while I pick mulberries). She is a very quiet minded mare and doesn't get excited about anything. Because she is a green horse she would require a confident, assertive rider. No beginners please. An exception might be made if a beginner would be willing to take lessons with a qualified instructor.
Luna: This one is the perfect size and color. Luna is a 2006 model, gorgeous buckskin mare who stands 14.2 hands tall. Based on the way she moves and the set of her head and neck, we believe that she is a Morgan or Morgan cross. She is extremely gentle and good minded. We have done a lot of ground work with her, have saddled her and have sat on her back. We will be riding her in the days to come. She has stood on a pedestal, had a tarp draped over her back, has pushed a ball around the arena and has stood on a bridge. She is easy to catch, stands tied and picks up her feet for the farrier. Luna is available for adoption at this time to a person who would have the ability to take her on in her education. Since our adoption fees are based on the amount of time that we spend working with our horses, her adoption fee is low at this time. Because she is a perfect size, is easy to work with, her adoption fee will increase rapidly with further training.
Stitch: My foster mom calls me Stitch, I am a 20 year old thoroughbred, single female seeking companionship where I can spend my days of retirement grazing, chatting about the weather and being pampered. Don’t want to work up a sweat or get my hooves dirty, I prefer the easy life! For more information about adopting Miss Stitch, please contact us!
Want to adopt? If
you have property that welcomes horses and previous experience please
contact us at 402-444-7800 ext. 2286 or eamil StarEquine@nehumanesociety.org for more information.
Star Equine Program The
Star Equine Rehabilitation Program at the Nebraska Humane Society began
in earnest in September of 2012, spurred on by a growing number of
neglected horses coming through the agency’s gates. Generous donors,
and horse lovers came together to form a more comprehensive program
that includes housing the horses, providing proper nutrition, vet, and
farrier care, and then working the horses on basic skills needed to
ensure their adoptability. Click here for more info »