Our Horses :: Available

These are the horses currently available for adoption through Gentle Spirit Horses Rescue & Sanctuary.  Learn more about our Adoption Program here.  If interested, you can start the process by filling out an application and arranging a visit!

Eleanor "Nora"

GSH0196 Eleanora

Fee: $750
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Tennesee Walker
Age: 4 years
Sex: Filly
Height: 14 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

Nora is a beautiful four year old Tennessee Walking Horse mare who has recently returned from a previous placement due to her adopter's health problems. She is a strong, opinionated mare that shows strong gait in pasture. Though not currently started under saddle she will be going into training.

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Gemini

GSH0247 Gemini

Fee: $500
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - Catnip/Sheldon
Age: 2 yrs
Sex: Mare
Height: 13 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding

Gemini, or "Gem", is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. Gem is younger and a little more cautious, but curious. She will start her gentling in January.

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Stella

GSH0244 Stella

Fee: $500
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - Catnip/Sheldon
Age: 3 yrs
Sex: Mare
Height: 13.3 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
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Stella is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. Stella is heavily bonded to Eliana and Vanessa, who we suspect are her sister and mother, respectively. She's friendly but[...]

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Eliana

GSH0245 Eliana

Fee: $500
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - Catnip/Sheldon
Age: 2 yrs
Sex: Mare
Height: 13hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:

Eliana is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. Eliana is heavily bonded to Stella and Vanessa, who we suspect are her sister and mother, respectively. She's one of the[...]

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Ally

GSH0248 Ally

Fee: $550
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Solid Paint
Age: 9
Sex: Mare
Height: 15 hh
Training Level:
Backed/Started Under Saddle, Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

Alley is a super friendly 9 year old solid paint who loves people. She is not currently broke to ride, however she will be started this Spring at GSH. She loves being brushed but is not a fan of getting on a trailer. We will continue to work with Alley and her adoption fee may go up as she becomes more experienced under saddle so make sure you[...]

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Angelica

GSH0233 Angelica

Fee: $450
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - White Sands
Age: 2
Sex: Filly
Height:
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:
Too Young to Ride

Angelica is a former ISPMB filly from the White Sands herd. She was in terrible shape on intake, so emaciated she could not stay standing for the entire 4+ hour trip and needed help to stand on arrival. She's strong, healthy, and happy now, and very, very friendly. We believe she is two this year, and are watching for the loss of her 2.5 year old[...]

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Luna

GSH0246 Luna

Fee: $500
Location:
Breed: Mustang - Virgina Range
Age: 3
Sex: Mare
Height: 13.2 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding

Luna is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. Luna has already been gentled and is working on leading and handling. She's a sweet girl but a little picky as to who she trusts[...]

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Erin

GSH0236 Erin

Fee: Pasture Pals
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang
Age: 1-2
Sex: Filly
Height:
Training Level:
Halter Broke
Suitability:
Too Young to Ride, Companion/Light Riding

Hamilton is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in November of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. Erin was thin on intake and in need of a trim for her hooves, but with time and good care should be fine. She is reported to[...]

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Peggy

GSH0235 Peggy

Fee: $450
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang
Age: 2
Sex: Filly
Height:
Training Level:
Halter Broke
Suitability:
Too Young to Ride

AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Peggy and her friend Eliza have arrived at the GSH Main location in South Dakota from foster. They've grown tall and healthy and are ready for the next step. As it turns out, Peggy is much older than her stunted neglected body showed on intake, as she has lost her 2.5 year old teeth placing her as a 2 year old this year (2015[...]

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Eliza

GSH0234 Eliza

Fee: $450
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang
Age: 1
Sex: Filly
Height: 13.3 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:
Too Young to Ride

AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Eliza is a super friendly girl who has grown like a weed in foster. Her teeth at this point show she is under 2, making her a yearling with an early 2016 birthday. She is long legged and has very animated gaits, literally floating across pasture. She's friendly and calm about new things, though can be a little stubborn about[...]

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Orion

GSH0240 Orion

Fee: $250
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - Virgina Range
Age: 1
Sex: Colt
Height:
Training Level:
Halter Broke
Suitability:
Too Young to Ride

Orion is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. He came to GSH still nursing on his mother, Connie. He is turning out to be quiet and easy to handle, though cautious and he[...]

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Leilani

GSH0242 Leilani

Fee: $250
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - Virgina Range
Age: 1
Sex: Filly
Height:
Training Level:
Halter Broke
Suitability:
Too Young to Ride

Leilani is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. She came to GSH still nursing on her mother, Terra. She's a cute little thing, sassy and spunky. She is currently weaned and[...]

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Emmett

GSH0189 Emmett

Fee: $650
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Pony Mule
Age: 3
Sex: Gelding
Height:
Training Level:
Halter Broke
Suitability:
Too Young to Ride

Check out this hunka-hunka-burning-mule that is back in South Dakota! It's 3 year old Emmett, who is a gorgeous pony mule. He spent the winter in Iowa and has decided at 2 that he, as a mule, is smarter, faster, braver, and all around just better than everyone. So, back to South Dakota he has come to learn some manners and start driving training![...]

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Patty Sue

GSH0202 Patty Sue

Fee: Pasture Pals
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: POA cross
Age: 6
Sex: Mare
Height: 13.2 hh
Training Level:
Backed/Started Under Saddle, Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:
Light to Moderate Riding, Companion/Light Riding

Patty Sue was an owner surrender, and was caught between a dispute over boarding fees. She had been run through a barbed wire fence and badly hurt, but was only receiving the basics of care due to the dispute. We were able to take her in and get her in to the vet immediately. Today her wound (warning - graphic pictures towards the end) has healed[...]

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Lauren

GSH0237 Lauren

Fee: Pasture Pals
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang
Age: 3
Sex: Mare
Height: 13.2-14 hh
Training Level:
Basic Groundwork, Halter Broke
Suitability:

Lauren is a lovely 3 year old mustang filly who has uveitis and is going blind. She came to GSH in November of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. She suffered a miscarraige shortly after arrival and was tested for Leptospirosis which indicated she probably was exposed in the[...]

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Terra

GSH0239 Terra

Fee: $500
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - Virgina Range
Age: 5
Sex: Mare
Height: 14 hh
Training Level:
Unhandled
Suitability:

Terra is a young mare who came to GSH from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros collapse and seizure, along with her suckling filly, Leilani. She is doing very well in her foster and has had her first halter on. She is a very friendly mare who needs a home. Will you be it?

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Connie

GSH0241 Connie

Fee: $500
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - Virginia Range
Age: 6
Sex: Mare
Height: 14 hh
Training Level:
Unhandled
Suitability:

Connie is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources, along with her suckling foal Orion.  She is the most cautious of all the ISPMB horses but a very good mother. She is beginning[...]

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Vanessa

GSH0243 Vanessa

Fee: TBD
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Mustang - Catnip/Sheldon
Age: 10-12 yrs
Sex: Mare
Height: 15 hh
Training Level:
Halter Broke
Suitability:

Vanessa is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in December of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources. With over 800 horses that needed help, we had focused on younger horses and mare & foal pairs. However, Vanessa was strongly[...]

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Murphy

GSH0251 Murphy
Pending placement

Fee: $800
Location: Forest City, IA - The Sanctuary
Breed: Quarter Horse
Age: 5
Sex: Gelding
Height: 15 hh
Training Level:
Backed/Started Under Saddle
Suitability:

Murphy is five years old and has been rehabbed by one of our supporters and partners in the Iowa City area. He has had 30 days of professional training this spring. His trainer said he's one of the easiest horses he's trained in a very long time, and Murphy has been extensively ridden including on an overnight trail ride. He is currently located[...]

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Hope

GSH0128 Hope
Pending placement

Fee: $800
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Appaloosa
Age: 7
Sex: Mare
Height: 15 hh
Training Level:
Green Broke
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

Hope was originally rescued in March of 2012, as a very emaciated 2 year old, as part of the Sumner 22 neglect /starvation case out of Sumner, Iowa. She has spent the last five years in a loving home, well cared for and handled. She had training as a 3 year old, and then had 30 days professional training in the summer of 2016. Due to changing life[...]

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Holly

GSH0175 Holly
Pending placement

Fee: $850
Location: GSH Main - Sioux Falls, SD
Breed: Saddlebred
Age: 11
Sex: Mare
Height: 15.2hh
Training Level:
Green Broke
Suitability:
Unrestricted Riding

June 2017 - Holly has returned to GSH as she wasn't the right fit for her adoptive home. She started experiencing what sound like herd bound behaviors as she was pastured with only one other horse and would act up when taken out of sight of the other horse. Additionally, her adopter's work schedule has increased and he just wasn't home often[...]

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