Available Horses

Updates on individual horses are provided when available. Forever Morgans strives to provide information that is as accurate as possible. The online catalog includes ads for many of the horses, although the most recent rescues may not be included.


Featured Horse

Valor

Valor

Dia H Valor

2000 Registered Chestnut Gelding, 14.2hh
DJB YUKON JACK x DIA H TOMBOY
Pedigree
Fostered in AZ
Rehome July 2020
Adoption Fee: $300

Valor is a sweet boy who is easy to handle once we catch him, as he’s rather cagey. He has fears from some past trauma or mishandling that makes him wary of what you're going to do to him. But once he sees you mean him no harm he settles down and he can be led, brushed and have his feet handled. He has excellent feet which rarely need trimming. He stands well for the farrier. Valor needs a very experienced rider who can take their time with him and gain his trust. We have saddled and bridled him but have not ridden him because of our ages and his skittishness. Before he came to live with us he was ridden by a trainer and seemed to do fine. He is very responsive when we work with him in the round pen. He seems to be gaited.

Valor


Recent Rescues, in quarantine


These horses are currently boarded at a quarantine (QT) facility; due to the nature of QT, they cannot be handled much. Information is still limited to what we know but will be updated as soon as it is available.
 
JRH Are You Kiddin' Me

Kid

JRH Are You Kiddin' Me

2013 Chestnut Registered Morgan Gelding, height : TBD
Dragonmeades Axios x Ring Girl
Pedigree
In quarantine in PA
Rescued August 2020
Adoption Fee: TBD

Kid is described by a former owner as a fun horse to drive who loves attention. He is blind in one eye but still drives. An Amish buggy horse, he came with a note that said he is not sound for long trips and balks if not handled properly. For that reason, he is best suited for an experienced handler. We were told that starting him off uphill sometimes triggered the balking but that he was fine for hooking; doesn't take a hold; and is generally traffic safe, although he might look at a scary vehicle or puddle. It is not known whether Kid was taught to ride. We do know that he spent a short time at a professional training barn as a 2-year-old but was sold before his education progressed beyond longlining because his owners were looking for a different type of horse. He had no vision or soundness issues then.

A former owner from several years ago said Kid tied, cross tied, and loaded on trailers at that time. He did not crib and had no other vices at that point. Because he recently came into our rescue, we have not had a chance to evaluate him yet.

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Boarded - Needing A Foster Home

Horses in the listed section below are currently boarded. The horses have completed quarantine and are ready to move to a foster or adoptive home. The provider gives excellent care, but due to the number of horses at the facility the horses cannot receive much individual attention and are not able to be ridden. Forever Morgans has to pay standard rates for their board and care. Please consider adopting or fostering one of these horses.
Gabriella

Century Gabriella

Century Gabriella #0139144

1996 Registered Bay Mare, , height TBD
CARREG WEN COMMANDER X DKS SPRING TOPIC
Pedigree
Boarded in PA
Rehome NOVEMBER 2018
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Gabriella is a Special Needs mare.

Gabriella has very good ground manners, and likes being groomed. She has difficulty eating hay and needs senior feed. She's very lovable. She showed signs of stifle issues when she first arrived was evaluated, was put on rest, and is under re-evaluation.

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Stetson

Stetson

CFS STETSONS FLAIRE #183813

2011 Registered Chestnut Morgan Gelding, 15.1hh
MDMH Turbo's Stetson x Boxford Bellona
Boarded in NY
Rescued December 2019
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Stetson, kind, loving and gentle. He was leary of being groomed when he first arrived, until he realized it was pleasant and the brush wasn't going to hurt him. He is very easy to lead, walks quiet and gentle. Easy to worm, and trim. Back ankles are enlarged, x-rays show fractured sesamoids in both hinds. He is stalled during the day to allow for some healing and turned out late afternoon/night. This helps in fly season also so he is not constantly stomping his feet. He doesn't mind being sprayed with fly spray. He will sway his head from side to side in his stall when the weather is bad and he missed his turnout as he enjoys being out. Would do great in a pasture situation, and/or a place where there is a small paddock with a run in adjacent to a turnout field where he can be in a smaller turnout area complete with shelter to rest when needed. When you are filling up his water bucket in his stall he sniffs you and will slurp your face or arm, (giving kisses). A kind and gentle natured boy.

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Missy

Missy

SBS Junior Miss

1996 Registered Chestnut Morgan mare, 14.1hh
Merriehill Chicagoan x Charlestown Moonbeam
Boarded in NY
Rescued March 2017
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Update: August 2020
Missy, kind and gentle. Loves the youngsters, a good babysitter. Easy to handle, quiet in a stall, no bad habits, enjoys being groomed. Her one hip is dropped from her previous buggy accident, she has roaning on her hip from the injury. She is easy to worm, stands to he trimmed although you must give her breaks while trimming as it is difficult for her to keep her hind feet up for very long as she will tremble. Gentle handling while trimming she is quiet as a mouse. Would make a wonderful pasture companion for another horse. She would be great with being an Auntie when there are little ones to wean. She doesn't do well with a dominant horse as she is docile and will walk away from a hay pile. Being with another quiet horse or youngsters is what keeps her happy and stress free.


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Special Needs Horse
Adoption fee will be waived on the condition that the contract between the adopter and FM is amended to include specific agreements about future treatment and training.

Nordic

Nordic

RKT NORDIC CHI TEA #174399

2005 Registered Black Morgan Gelding, 14.1hh
Nodaway Tolie x Ranchboss Ariana
Boarded in NY
Rescued December 2019
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Nordic, Quite the beauty. He is one stocky built boy. Old style build Morgan. He is more beautiful in person than what his pictures show. This boy was never taught to properly lead, he will often use his brute strength to take you where he wants to go forgetting anyone is at the other end if the lead rope. It is not uncommon for him to barge down the barn hall or outside dragging you around. He would do well with a refresher of being taught to flex his neck and give to pressure. He is leary of fly spray at first but then adapts and allows it. He does have a steady limp, Equioxx helps but does not control all of his pain from the high ring bone. He enjoys grooming, and getting his handful of Senior is the highlight of his day. He will suck in his tongue and drool afterward to savor the flavor and is quite comical. He is not bad for the farrier but can be pushy during his trim. Very easy keeper.

He is also the dominant horse and will often let the others know on the other side of the fence that he won't back down if another attempts to dominate him.

Nordic

Dark Shadows Mystery

Dark Shadows Mystery

Dark Shadows Mystery #

2011 Registered Black Mare, Height : TBD
MATLICK VIEW RANGER x MONACO MEXACALI ROSE
Boarded in PA
Rescued November 2019
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

From previous owner .....
This mare's barn name is Mexi (as in her Mexicali from her dam’s name). Mexi was broke to drive at 2 and was used for trips to town. She was too slow as buggy horse, so they used her as a broodmare. They decided to sell her when she was open this fall even though she had been bred.

She has not been driven in six years. They don't recall ever riding her. They said Mexi had no safety issues and does not crib. She probably ties but that they would have had little reason to tie her. They said she loaded into the trailer easily.

Mexi foundered at some point, although it was a mild case. Her low fetlocks (which I had to specifically ask about as the owner thought they were mild) did not seem to bother her, but she had stifle soreness. They had a chiropractor work on the stifles a couple of times, but she was still sore.

Dark Shadows Mystery

Currently in Foster Homes

These horses have completed quarantine and are now in foster homes. Fosters treat the horse like it is one of their one; they help to evaluate and work with the horse to help it find a forever home. Some fosters can provide formal training, others simply offer a safe place for the horse to regain its health and trust. Fosters provide regular updates and photos of the horses. If you are interested in adopting one of these horses, contact forevermorgans@hotmail.com to be put in touch with the foster home for more information.
Shining Star

Shining Star

TRIED-N-TRUE SHINING STAR

2003 Black Registered Morgan Mare, 13.3hh
Rio Bravo x Runnymead's Xclusive Touch
Pedigree
Fostered in OH
Rescued July 2020
Adoption Fee: $700

Said to ride and drive.

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Snoopy

Snoopy

Blossoms Wink and Nod

2003 Registered Bay Gelding, 15.3hh
BLOSSOMS SUDDEN IMPACT x BLOSSOMS AMBROSIA
Pedigree
Fostered in RI
Rehome June 2020
Adoption Fee: $300

Updated July 2020

Blossoms Wink and Nod, now called Snoopy, was acquired by Forever Morgans in fall of 2018 and adopted in December of that year by someone who wanted a horse to drive the neighborhood roads and trail ride. He is described by the adopter as "the sweetest horse" with wonderful barn manners. Snoopy was returned to the rescue in June of 2020 because he is anxious on the road and has not settled down for trail rides. He spooked and sidestepped into traffic but never bucked.

A professional trainer worked with Snoopy at his adopted home weekly for a year and a half. There is no ring there, so the focus was on trail work.Hw also spent two weeks of professional riding and driving training in February of 2020. The trainer felt that in time he would be OK for arena riding but said he is spooky and overreacts. She recommended a low-key environment and suggested that he would be a good companion horse. He ties and is well-behaved for grooming and in his stall. He loaded and unloaded from the trailer without incident when transported to the training barn. He does not crib.

Snoopy lets other horses take the lead in turnout and is good with both mares and geldings. The adopter felt Snoopy would likely be fine as an only horse. His teeth were floated in 2020, and he was up to date on vaccinations at that time. The adopter reported that Snoopy does require a good amount of food to maintain his weight. He has shoes on but could be fine barefoot if not doing roadwork. At 15.3 hands, he is able to carry a taller rider.

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Timberdale

Timberdale

Timberdale Robert Royal, #172133

2006 Dark Chestnut Registered Morgan Gelding, 15.1hh
Equinox Reflection x Baronet's Royal Flush
Currently in MA
Adoption Fee: $700

Limited Training. Timberdale lives outdoors in pastures with a run-in barn and daily grain. He stands freely for grooming, fly-spray, barn cleaning, etc.

Reflection

Reflection

Rose Valley Reflection #0127429

1992 Registered Chestnut Mare, 14.1 hands
Pinehaven Chief x FrostyPine ShadyLady
Pedigree
Fostered in PA
Rescued October 2013
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Reflection is a calm, quiet mare who is easy to handle. She is a former broodmare with heavy Funquest lines, a daughter and granddaughter of the popular stallion Pinehaven Chief. She was not familiar with being lunged but tried hard to understand what was wanted; previous owners said that she is not trained to ride or drive and was only used as a broodmare. She has a bit of a swayback, so would not do well being ridden. She is funny about being caught -- she is initially hard to catch, but comes right to you if you ignore her, and once you scratch her neck she stands to put the halter on. Reflection is a sweet mare who would be happy in a quiet, peaceful pasture. She can be an alpha mare, not aggressive but clearly in charge; her foster mom says that she is a good broodmare who is used to running the herd, but does not have to be the boss. She is a very easy keeper.

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Rena

Rena

Belle Fonte Rena 195955

2010 Bay Registered Morgan Mare, 14.3hh
RKT Nordic Sunny Hawk x RanchBoss Arianna
Fostered in MA
Rescued October 2019
Adoption Fee: $500

Rena's barn name was Robin!! Robin started life an Amish buggy horse and was a broodmare for a short time but is now ready to learn a new job as a saddle horse. She came to Forever Morgans at only 9 years old after her former owner decided he had too many horses with winter coming and she was not traffic safe. While he felt Robin has potential for an experienced driver who wants to do competitive or leisure driving rather than road driving, our veterinarian discovered that she is 90% blind in her right eye and would be better suited for riding. The eye does not seem to bother her, and our veterinarian feels that it can remain intact.

Her driving training gives her a head start toward saddle work, although she has not been driven in a few years so might need a refresher course of groundwork. The previous owner rode her bareback once in a bridle at the walk only, and she did well. He noted that she can be high strung and on the strong side both in the bridle and on the ground so requires an experienced, understanding horseperson. In his words, as long as you can keep her calm and she trusts you, she is good. The blindness in one eye likely contributed to her uneasiness in traffic.

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Misty

ATM Trust In Me

ATM Trust in Me #0126247

1992 Registered Bay Mare, 15H
Oak Creek Trust Fund x Symphany's Interlude
Pedigree
Fostered in AZ
Rescued November 2016
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Misty is a very sweet mare. She is the first to nicker at the fence, waiting for her nightly carrot. She is very well behaved on the ground. She even parks out for you, with a simple tug on the halter. She follows me everywhere, would rather be with me than the other horses. She absolutely loves to be groomed, in fact she will fall asleep while I'm grooming her. She almost has a smile on her face as she's getting pampered. She didn't even flinch when I got the clippers out, so she has been clipped, that's for sure. We do not think she can be ridden anymore. I have ponied her on a few short rides, and she does wind herself up. I don't take her any longer than about a half hour. A former injury has caused her to loose strength in her hind end. Currently, we are unable to trim her rear hooves, as she can't seem to hold herself up when one leg is supporting her weight. My farrier does check her regularly, and so far she is keeping her rear hooves where they need to be. We don't want to stress her out over something that doesn't need fixing at this time. She gets around just fine in the pasture. She is the low man on the totem pole, so is separated from the rest of the herd but hangs with everyone on the fenceline. She loves my old gelding, they are a cute couple . She has been having issues getting up after laying down. She is persistent, and does get back up. We monitor her closely for this. She has adapted to it very well, and doesn't give up. She would do best with another horse. She would be perfect for a young person (I picture a pig-tailed little girl), to learn how to groom and handle a horse from the ground. She is well behaved and patient with people. Our vet said she is healthy, other than the weakness in her hind-end. She is current on all vaccinations and regular trims. We love her to pieces, but would like to see her have her own person so that we can do this again for another Morgan.

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Nobi

Nobi

FCM NOBLE PHOENIX #166843

2004 Registered Bay Gelding, 13.3hh
Nanton's Phoenix x FCM Fury of Love
Pedigree
Fostered in AZ
Rescued December 2017
Adoption Fee: $700

Update Sept 2019

Nobi loves attention. Ties loads good in stall. Good on fences and with other horses. Low man in pecking order. Easy easy keeper. Good feet. Good for farrier. Utd on worming and shots.

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Holly

Holly

WHETSTONE HOLLY

1997 Registered Chestnut Morgan Mare, 14.2hh
Charlestown Scotland x Charlestown Light My Fire
Pedigree
Fostered in MD
Rescued November 2018
Adoption Fee: $300

Holly came to Forever Morgans after her elderly owner's health issues prevented her from keeping Holly any longer. Holly was with that owner since the age of 2 and had been ridden lightly for a short time but was never trained to drive. She has not been ridden since she was 3 years old and unseated her owner. Her only job since then was to be a companion to an older gelding in a large pasture in northern Vermont. Though not affectionate, she has adjusted well to being at her foster home and now enjoys being groomed, getting treats, and greeting her foster person at the fence. She has a mild personality and has gotten along very well with the foster's other two horses from the start. She tolerates the resident border collie.

The foster home reported that a vet exam with bloodwork in spring 2020 indicated Holly is very healthy and doesn't seem to have arthritis. Her teeth were brought up to date on care at that time. The foster has not seen Holly crib, kick, bite, or display any other vices. She seems to have good feet, although she has needed sedation for farrier visits.

Holly does well with free access to go in and out of a stall as she pleases and prefers to hang out under an overhang when she's near the barn. She is only locked in the stall to eat meals and is on pasture the rest of the time. She loves her food and answers to the foster's whistling.

The foster has not tried to ride her. The foster did try to blanket her but said Holly was too skittish. Though not handled much before coming to Forever Morgans, she now crossties and stands quietly while being groomed and leads without issues. She has only been trailered twice in her life, once when she was 2 years old and the second time upon intake by Forever Morgans. It took a good amount of time to load her and she had to be sedated during the trip, so she will need further work in that area and a long-distance adoption would not be advised.

Holly could benefit from training in a home with an experienced handler who can consistently work with her.

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Amarillo

Amarillo

Amarillo, Grade Morgan, No DNA Match

~20 year old Grade Buckskin Gelding,15hh
Fostered in NE
Rescued in September 2017
Adoption Fee: $300

He does ride.

Amarillo is good to handle. He leads like a gentlemen. Good for the farrier. Good on cross ties and for grooming. Amarillo is pretty laid back. Amarillo can sometimes be hard to catch. But come armed with treats and he is in your pocket.

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Larue

Larue

LARUE'S ON TIME # 188720

2014 Registered Black Gelding Height : 14.3hh
WVS DIXIE'S FOXY DUDE x ACORN RIDGE BLACK LIGHT
Pedigree
Fostered in NE
Rescued March 2016
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Update: February 16:

LaRue is a true black beauty, never fading in the sun from his beautiful black coat. His barn name is Rooster, Roo for short, and he is very loving, kind and smart. He is in your pocket the moment you enter the pasture, no treats required. Roo comes immediately to the fence when I go out to walk the pasture. He walks beside me, never leaving me alone. He just wants attention and tries to please. He learns quickly and would easily learn tricks. He leads very well, ties, cross ties, is excellent for grooming and bathing. He loads and trailers very easily and knows how to lunge.

Roo's left front shoulder has a deformity that becomes apparent in his walk. The leg tracks slightly to the left but does not effect his athleticism. His trot and canter are beautiful and strong, and the leg does not bother him nor cause him pain. Vets have cautioned against ever riding him, that he is not sound due to the condition of his shoulder. He stands on the leg without hesitation, picks up all fours easily and has great balance. He is such a gentleman for my farrier and loves the attention. When I first fostered Larue, my farrier put weights on his front left to strengthen it. This seemed to make a wonderful change to the legs strength and tracking.

Roo is an easy keeper, keeps his weight and requires no supplements or medication. He accepts worming without a fuss and is up to date on vaccinations. In the summer, he is on full turnout with nothing additional for feeding, and in winter, he gets 4-5 pounds of alfalfa/grass twice each day.

Roo is very intelligent. I have never had to correct him twice from any misbehavior. In my herd of seven, he is low man on the totem pole. He gets along exceptionally with all of my mares and geldings. This gentle young man deserves a home of his own and would be happiest with a stablemate.

Previously from the foster home : Larue has had 3 busy months since he arrived at our barn. Most important is his opinion, was making friends with the other horses and getting used to being on full turn out. He did the usual running and bucking, but he showed good judgment and good manners with the other horses. It was a smooth transition for everyone. Larue was very deconditioned and also had an unusual looking left shoulder/front leg. His left foreleg was weak and it caused an obvious irregularity in his gait. His defect was never painful but all of the turnout must have been exhausting for him, he took a lot of naps. But, the sunshine and exercise have made him a much stronger and happier horse.

Larue is smart, likes attention and tries to please you. He learns quickly. He leads very well, ties, cross ties, is excellent for grooming and bathing, He also loads and trailers very easily and knows how to lunge.

We also made a trip to the vet clinic to get his shoulder evaluated. It appears that the abnormality was a result of a grain based diet and a calcium-phosphorous imbalance. The abnormality in his shoulder affects the strength of the bone as well as the range of motion and flight path of his left front leg. The rhythm of his gait is irregular at the walk but he looks fine at the trot and canter. The vet feels that he will not be sound for riding due to the condition of his shoulder. He is now being offered as a special needs horse.

That being said, Larue is a very beautiful, intelligent young horse. He is a pleasure groom, he loves to do groundwork and I am sure he would easily learn to do some tricks, too. He has a lot to offer in terms of companionship and friendship. He is a great stress reliever who always puts a smile on your face.

Music Rose

Music Rose

Music Regency Rose #0161272
1996 Black Registered Morgan Mare Height : TBD
Windhover Regency x Shalom Gypsy Rose
Fostered in IL
Adoption Fee : Special Needs Horse

More info as we recieve it.

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Cindy

Cindy

RUDOY COURAGEOUS CINDY #0161603

2003 Bay Registered Morgan Mare, Height TBD
Rudoy Royal Prince x Oak Grove Priscilla Dawn
Pedigree
Fostered in PA
Rescued November 2018
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

June 2019
Ms. C is a sweet mare who is gentle with her pasture mates and would make a good companion horse. She is an easy keeper who is doing well on pasture during the day and hay at night with no grain.

She had road shoes on when she was obtained by Forever Morgans so is thought to be a former Amish road horse. In addition to driving, Ms. C is also broke to ride but is not expected to regain soundness. She has 50 percent flexion in one hind leg so walks differently on it. She does trot and canter around the pasture.

Described by her foster home as shy, Ms. C is at the bottom of the pecking order in the pasture and has no conflicts with the foster home's other horses. The foster thinks she did not get much attention at her previous home. She had to learn to take treats.

She is mannerly for the vet and farrier, although she does best for farrier visits when treated with an anti-inflammatory medication on those days due to having to stand differently to accommodate the lameness. She cribs moderately when in a stall but not when out in the field. The cribbing decreased by 90% following ulcer treatment. The vet said that from the looks of teeth, she had cribbed for a long time and probably never had her teeth done. But she has naturally good teeth and should not require any extra dental care now that her teeth have been brought to good condition.

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Amazemint

Mazie

W-B Amazemint

1989 Chestnut Morgan Mare, height : TBD
Windhoverenchantmint x MR. R's Miss America
Pedigree
Fostered in VA
Rescued April 2018
Adoption Fee: $300

They called her Amy. The owner's wife described Amy as amazing. They would have kept her to live out her life on pasture but are very limited on space and did not have room for both Amy and another horse. Amy still drives wonderfully, even for their 10-year-old child. She is safe for anybody to ride and will adjust her level of energy to suit the rider. The 16-year-old gets on her and "rides hard," and Amy appears to love it; yet when the 6-year-old rides, Amy becomes a complete babysitter. In general, she has more fire riding than driving. She ties and is thoroughly safe on the ground. Even their family's youngest, not quite 2 years old, was in the stall trying to brush her legs to prepare her to leave. It was hard for the entire family to get rid of their "darling Amy" but especially terrible for the kids. They were overjoyed to hear that people might be working to find Amy a good home.

They estimated Amy to be about 15 hands. They said they would call her sound, although she has recently had some trouble with her back fetlocks giving while driving downhill on pavement but not to the point of falling. They also noticed this when she did a 180-degree turn too fast when riding. They described her feet as fine with no laminitis issues. Although her teeth have not been done in recent years, they have not had a problem with her teeth and did not need to give her special feed.

Although she can be bossy, she is fine with other horses.

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Kayla

Kayla

Julie's Fine Kayla 144538

1998 Registered Bay Mare, 14,2-14.3hh
Wales Farm Echo x Magenta's Portia
Pedigree
Fostered in IL
Returned Feb 2018
Adoption Fee: $300

Updated Sept 2018

She is a real joy to have around the barn. She is sweet and loving and gets along beautifully with my paint mare. I do not ride, so I can't tell you how she does with that. I love to drive and bought a cart and harness for her. I did not feel comfortable just hitching her so I took her to local Amish trainer to see how she would do. Good idea, she hitched just fine but has a lot of git up and go, would not walk. We had her teeth worked on but she still fought the bit(we tried 3 different kinds) It was decided that in order to try and work this out, which would take quite a while, I would just bring her home. She would do well with an experienced person, but as of know, not a real pleasure to drive for a beginner or older person who wants to go slow. I still love her and she has a home here unless she gets adopted.

Kayla stands around 14.2 or 14.3. She is a lovely, sweet girl with beautiful big doe eyes! Loves people and loves to be fussed over. Great for vet and farrier. Loads excellent. Will stand quietly for tacking. However, she has not been ridden much over the past year or so. Walk, trot is great but it is hard to get her to canter sometimes. Has only been trail ridden with other horses and is a bit clueless and can get a bit antsy on the trails. Before we had her she had been a buggy horse. I think with a little work she would make a wonderful riding horse. She has an extremely sweet personality. She does well in a stall but prefers the run-in shed.

Kayla

Phoenix

Phoenix

Penncrest Phoenix Rising #145816

1998 Registered Bay Gelding, 14.2hh
Nobility X Atavista Alouette
Pedigree
Fostered in FL
Rescued January 2017
Adoption Fee: $600

Updated June 29, 2020

Phoenix loves people and is looking for one to call his own. He would be an eye-pleasing pasture ornament and an ideal pet for someone who enjoys spending time bonding with their horse through grooming and groundwork.

He is safe for anyone to handle on the ground and also enjoys giving leadline rides to small children but is not a fan of heavier riders. One of his hips appears to be out of alignment and likely causes discomfort in his pelvis area when he asked to carry the weight of an average adult. He prefers to walk and trot only. Phoenix gets very attached to people and is good natured but has opinions about what he will and will not tolerate. One thing he will not tolerate is whips. He will lunge without a whip but refuses to cooperate if the handler carries a whip. He also does not like to leave the barn but is cooperative once he is out of the barn area and on the road.

He is easy to catch; ties well; stands for grooming, tacking up, bathing, and picking his feet up; and does everything he should do on the ground. He does not show any inclination to bite or kick. He has become very attached to the person who works with him on groundwork, such as going over cavaletti to strengthen his hind end.

A former Amish buggy horse, he has been harnessed several times at his foster home with no issues but has not been driven there.

He does well living with other geldings in a run-in shed and was also fine in a stall, although he is a chronic cribber so does better outside. He sucks wind but does not chew wood. If given the opportunity, he likes to be the herd boss but will back down. It is unknown whether he gets along with mares as we have not turned him out with them. His foster feels that he would likely tolerate being an only horse as long as he gets enough human attention. He is not a difficult keeper and maintains his weight well on a quality grain with a timothy/alfalfa/coastal grass mix. He did have some trouble sweating last summer in Florida's heat and humidity and might do better in a cooler climate. His teeth were checked in January 2020 and were in good condition, and his foster said he has good feet.

While he has not traveled since arriving in foster care, the shipper who delivered him said he rode fine in the trailer.

His foster feels he would be a perfect companion for someone who enjoys having a horse to groom and spend time with but not ride. It is possible that he might do well as a trail horse for a lightweight rider who does not want to canter.

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Pending Adoptions


These horses have adoptions that are pending but not yet completed. Sometimes the adoptions don't go through, so if you are interested in one of these horses, please contact forevermorgans@hotmail.com and you can be notified if the horse becomes available.
Bobby

Bobby

RH&MJ Aprils Bob-a-Rebob #176744 Adoption Pending!!

2006 Registered Chestnut Gelding, 15.1hh
OHF Creative Endeavour x Esther's Pretty April
Pedigree
Fostered in MA
Rescued December 2016
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Updated Sept 6 2018

Bobby continues to be the sweetest boy ever. He turns out with a group of 7 and does very well, he is middle of the herd. Bobby's manners are excellent, he stands for his trims with the farrier in the crossties, can be groomed and bathes by children safely, he loves the kids and attention.

Current on all immunizations and teeth floating, he will be receiving his fall shots this week.

Unfortunately I have not ridden him but once since he was not sound after work, he does lunge at walk and trot but with consistent work he is sore on the old injury from a driving accident before Forever Morgans took him in.

I give him a half cup of low starch grain with Magnesium twice a day to keep a cresty neck at bay since I have such lush pastures with all the rain we have had this summer. He is also on MSM and if he is "off" in the pasture he gets Equioxx. He has access with his buddies to stalls with fans 24 hours a day, he will stall quietly as well.

Special Needs Horse
Adoption fee will be waived on the condition that the contract between the adopter and FM is amended to include specific agreements about future treatment and training.

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Advice

Advice

W-B Advice Adoption Pending!!

1998 Registered Chestnut Mare, 14.3hh
NISARA'S ADAM'S MARK x W-B HER HIGHNESS
Pedigree
Fostered in MI
Rescued December 2017
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Updated September 2018

She is fine with other horses...on the bottom of the pecking order.

She can be shy and walk away from you in the pasture but is fine once you have her. She’s easy to work with on the ground although she still isn’t too excited about being fly sprayed, she doesn’t do anything bad. Fine for the farrier and the vet and grooming.

I think she likes the company of another horse...don’t think she’d like to be alone. She would do great as a companion horse and I think would be happy with human attention.

I think may need a little extra attention in bad Winter weather as I caught her shivering last year when my guys were fine. She had a very light coat when I got her. Not sure if that’s normal for her but she may need to be blanketed/stalled in bad weather.

Advice is Special Needs because of lameness in her left rear - perhaps sciatica. The vet report states that he would not recommend her for riding. Thus, she is available for adoption as a companion horse or pasture pet.

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Melody

Melody

SML Enchanted Melody Adoption Pending!!
2000 Registered Chestnut Mare, 15hh
Nanton's American Made x Corinthian True Destiny
Pedigree
Fostered in VA
Rescued October 2019
Adoption Fee: $700

Update 6/13/20 from foster: Melody is a polite, steady mare who would make a perfect companion horse but is trained to ride and could be a riding horse once she fills out and becomes stronger. Melody's foster home said the neatest thing about her is her temperament and described her as the easiest, kindest, most willing horse that always trots up to people and then waits at a respectful distance to find out what activities are in store. Melody's foster feels somebody taught her well and that she's been handled nicely. She ties well, doesn't move when being groomed, is good for bathing, and will stand solidly for her feet to be picked up even when loose in the field. She also loads and hauls well.

She minds her own business in the pasture and has no conflicts with the mare or geldings in the herd, which shares a run-in shed. She does get worked up if left alone and would not be suitable as an only horse. Melody's foster says she does not seem like a senior at all. She plays in the field, sometimes bucking for fun.

In foster care since December 2019, she visited a trainer for a riding session in early June and did well at the walk and trot. The foster is working on putting more weight on her and developing muscle before asking her to canter with a load on her back. She moves nicely at the trot but seems weak in the hind end at the walk. The foster's veterinarian advised hill work at the walk to strengthen her hind end.

Melody was quite thin when she arrived but is doing better now that she is on pasture and a new grain. She has a slight build for a Morgan and is described by her foster as fine and petite with the topline of a former broodmare. She would likely be best for a rider who is on the lighter side. There is some cloudiness in her eyes and one eye does not seem reactive to a hand-waving test, but she does not act as if she has trouble seeing and has not been at all spooky. She has good feet. Melody does not crib and has not chewed on the foster's board fences.

In the past, Melody lived in an Amish community. We do not know her recent history as her last recorded owner sold her more than a decade ago and the papers were never transferred. That owner said he bought her as an investment because she was green broke and he enjoys the excitement of finishing horses and selling them to a new owner. He trained her to ride and drive. He said he got her to the point that he could ride her anywhere and she was fine for a novice to ride or drive with no trouble. He used her to pull the buggy as a road horse and also under saddle on trails. He described her as easy to handle.

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French Kiss

French Kiss

Windchasers French Kiss Adoption Pending!!

2000 Registered Bay Mare, Height TBD
CABOT FRENCH PEPPER x NEMOURS MARCHIONESS
Pedigree
In quarantine in PA
Rescued July 2020
Adoption Fee: TBD

Mindy was an Amish buggy horse from the age of 3 until she became too sore for road use a couple of years ago. The Amish family’s veterinarian suspected suspensory issues. Mindy was turned out to pasture and had one foal in 2018. She never regained soundness for road use and was sent to an auction when breeding attempts in 2020 were unsuccessful.

The most recent recorded owner described her as a very sensible mare that was safe for everyone to drive when she was sound. His teenage nephews used to ride her, and he thinks she is likely kid safe to the point that if someone fell off she would just stop and stand there. He reported one could do almost anything with her and said she is easy to catch. We will not know if she could be sound for future riding or driving until our veterinarian is able to evaluate her. She lived in a pasture with free access to a shelter and does fine in turnout with mares or geldings but keeps to herself. The former owner said she ties and cross ties, gets right on the trailer, and does not crib or have other vices.

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