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or email her at adoptions@akindalehorserescue.org

Horses on this page are located in SALLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA - Please call Heather to make an appointment

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THE FOLLOWING HORSES HAVE NO LIMITATIONS FOR A FUTURE CAREER


rusticate

15.2 hand bay gelding, born April 21, 2004 (American Chance - Onthemoneyhoney, by Double Negative)

Raced 11 times, 1 win, 1 third, earned $12,811

Rusticate is back with us looking for a new home but has plenty of experience, with time on the trails and even hunter paces in his past! Heather calls him "a really great guy" with a nice personality, no vices, calm in the barn and good ground manners. He's a big-bodied guy, feels larger than he is. He's going walk-trot-canter and jumping and ready for someone to take him to the next level.

CURRENTLY LOCATED IN SALLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA 


KEY VICTORY

15.3 hand dark bay gelding, born May 6, 2005 (Western Expression -  Game Dana, by John Alden)

Raced 52 times, 2 wins, 5 seconds, earned $114,189

Key has such a great personality and is easy on the eyes too. He's a nice-looking horse with a sweet personality, the perfect gentleman! Key goes walk, trot in the ring and is fabulous on the trail. His canter is a bit unbalanced at the moment, but it is coming along nicely. He gets both leads, but the left is a little tougher for him. Key would be best suited for an intermediate rider since his canter can be a bit quick and unbalanced at times.


mojito mint

15.2+ hand chestnut mare born April 28, 2008 (Suave - Hussy, by Unaccounted For) 

Raced 62 times, 6 wins, earned $124,755

Mojito is a lovely little mare with a good attitude, just starting back in training after a year off. She's going walk and trot in the ring and though Heather tries her best not to have favorites, Mojito is one of hers. She's a cute mover and has good potential. She should be limited to small jumps but will make someone a very nice horse! She stands calmly on cross-ties and has no vices. 


Cole's Posse

16.1 hand chestnut mare born April 18, 2011 (Posse - Sage Burner, by Cape Canaveral)

Cole's Posse is just starting her training again but has a good attitude. She's a big girl but has nice manners, still green but willing to learn and to please. She's flashy, too--check out those white socks and pretty head! She does have an old injury that should limit her to light jumping. 

 


THE FOLLOWING HORSES ARE BEST SUITED FOR DRESSAGE, FLATWORK AND TRAILS


THE FOLLOWING HORSES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW ADOPTERS!


adopted! Helen's Lady

Chestnut mare born April 18, 2006 (Belong to Me - Ms. Jaguar Type, by Gilded Time) 

Helen's Lady found her happy home so quickly we didn't get a chance to put her up on the website! A message from her new trainer: 

"I can't tell you what a perfect match this horse is for Nancy. They are doing beautifully together and Helen, whose name is now Willow, is the sweetest, most laid-back gentle girl I could possibly ask her to be. I can't thank you enough for matching them up. We love her!" 


adopted! SPIRIT GUIDE

16 hand grey roan colt, born February 23, 2012

(Summer Bird - Adhsilver, by Adhocracy)

Spirit has never raced. He has crooked front legs so he was not started under saddle till this past spring (2015). Spirit is going walk, trot and canter and is a very nice mover. He is a very sweet boy. He stands great on the cross ties. Spirit is still green but he is very willing.


Adopted! ziggy

16 hand chestnut mare, 5 years old

(Freud - Six Zeroes, by Hold For Gold)

Ziggy has never raced. She spent last year being trained Western-style as a competitor in the A Home For Every Horse Equine Comeback Challenge, and is now starting her English-saddle career at Akindale. She has no injuries and no vices and great ground manners--look at her pose for the camera like a pro! She's had a few months off and is starting up again, but has good fundamentals at walk, trot, and canter. She's a big-bodied girl who feels larger than her 16 hands, but a gentle personality. This mare would make someone a nice prospect in a variety of disciplines! 


ADOPTed! ROCKHEADED

15.3 hand dark bay gelding, born March 5, 2009 (Rockport Harbor -  Tazmon, by Maria's Mon)

7 year old 16.3 hand Thoroughbred gelding for adoption. Rock is big, sweet boy who would love to be someone's pet. He has a solid training base and is great in the ring and on trails. Crosses creeks, ditches, and will jump small jumps. He is a naturally quiet, uncomplicated horse but is still green and is not for a beginner or weak rider. He will round up on the bit and has lead changes both directions. He has a big trot so is not for someone who has hip or knee problems. Large enough to carry a man.


ADOPTED! SWEETDREAMSABOUTME

16 hand chestnut mare, born March 18, 2011 (Friendly Island -- Desert Dream, by Olympio) 

12 Starts, 1 Third, Earned $12,176

She is going walk, trot, canter. She is consistently getting both leads now. She will trot a jumping course of small cross rails. She trail rides nicely and will either lead or follow and we have ponied off of her while on the trail. She also tried out Western Tack and looks pretty good! This horse can go in any direction. She does have a splint in her left front that is old and cold.

TAKE A MOMENT TO WATCH HER VIDEO!


ADOPTED! MAGICAL SALUTE

15.2+ bay gelding born May 12, 2010 (Performing Magic -- Salute to Medieval, by Sea Salute) 

Seven Starts, earned $2,921

Magical is a sweet guy full of personality!   He goes walk, trot and canter and is very quiet horse.  He is more whoa than go and a very nice mover. He does have an old injury which limits him to flat work. Magical went out on his first trail ride and was a good, good boy!

 


ADOPTED! TURQUOISE SHELL

15.3+ bay filly, born May 2, 2012 (Noonmark -- Whipporwill Creek, by Forest Camp) 

Raced twice, earned $396

This filly has a very good attitude. She's nicely put together; Heather says "she's got a good brain." She's young and still growing but in time we think she'll make a great horse. She is going walk, trot, canter and also goes over ground rails.  She has front shoes.


sedona winds - ADOPTED!

15.3 hand grey mare, born April 12, 2008 (Fastness (IRE) - Martha's Spirit, by Wayne County (IRE)

Sedona is a sweet little mare! She has a slight build. Sedona has had a lot of training since retiring from racing. She goes walk, trot, canter in a nice frame and jumps small jumps. Sedona is a nicely schooled flat horse and a pleasure to ride.  She does have an old injury that would make her a low level jumper or a lovely flat horse.


scooby dude - ADOPTED!

17 hand dark bay gelding, born March 1, 2012 (Pleasantly Perfect - Them There Eyes, by Holy Bull) 

9 Starts, Earne $5,422

Scooby has only been in training for a second career for a few weeks now. He is a sensitive boy that will need a confident rider to bring out his true potential. Scooby truly is a giant baby still! He cribs.


ADOPTED! BYRON'S POP

16.1+ bay gelding born March 27, 2011 (Empire Makert - Inda, by A.P. Indy)

Raced 8 times, 1 first, earned $23,060, last raced 6/28/15

Byron is coming along nicely. He has been in training for a second career for a little over a month now. He gets both leads but is also just learning to use his body correctly. He has a been there done that attitude, nothing seems to phase him!


ADOPTED! JESS NOT JESSE

16 hand dark bay gelding, born March 8, 2006 (Minardi -- Alex Hollywood, by Cormorant)

Raced 22 times, 8 wins, earned $261,862

Jess Not Jesse was well cared for on the track and still gets visits from his old owners. He's going walk, trot, canter, gets his left lead and is working on his right. He's a cool horse with a good personality and the more he works, the more easygoing he gets. He'd still do best with a more experienced rider; he's learning to reach down for the bit and has nice gaits. He is barefoot. 


ADOPTED! OKLAHOMA ACE

16+ hand dark bay gelding, born May 4, 2011 (Malibu Moon -- Miss Moonlight, by Broad Brush)

Raced once, earned $8,300

Oklahoma Ace is entered in the Retired Racehorse Project 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Project! If you adopt him, the entry comes along with him. Says Heather, "He is really a cool horse!" He's going walk, trot, and has a really nice balanced canter, getting both leads easily. We think he has great potential for the future. He has a fun personality--he can be a little cheeky, so would be best with an experienced rider to bring out the best in him. He also lunges both ways, is happy to stand on cross ties, and is currently wearing front shoes. 


ADOPTED! FRISKY CAT

LOCATED IN SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA

Dark bay gelding, foaled April 12, 2009 (Tale of the Cat - Risky Agenda, by Dynaformer) 

Raced 11 times, one win, earned $54,889

Frisky Cat is well started on the flat, a good mover, and a great jumper with automatic lead changes. He has a huge personality and in time will make a wonderful young adult's horse. He is also extremely well behaved going out in a group through the country. He is not for a beginner but is ready to go.

Check out the video below of him jumping a course! 


ADOPTED! Nugget of wisdom

16.3 chestnut gelding, born May 22, 2005 (Gold Fever -- Doctor Knows Best, by Dr. Blum)

Raced 38 times, 1 win, earned $31,967

Nugget of Wisdom is a big, sweet, mellow guy who loves attention (and treats). He's going walk, trot, canter, gets his right lead and is working on his left. He's got super comfy gaits and is a pleasure to ride. He was well loved in his last home and is looking for someone else who will love him as much. Nugget would probably be OK for an adult beginner. He's got excellent ground manners and has just gotten shoes. 


ADOPTED! Suave N Sassy

located in Suffolk, Virginia

15.3 hand bay mare born March 27, 2009 (Suave – Devilish Max, by Gold Token)

15 starts, 1 win, earned $31,408, last raced 2012

This mare is very sweet; she is a good mover with a willing attitude. She is currently goes walk, trot and canter. She has no limitations that we know of and would be suitable for any discipline. She is good on trails either leading or following. She may even be a hunt horse candidate.


Adopted! TROPICAL TRIP

15.1 bay mare born March 3, 2005 (Trippi - Tropical Glitter, by Glitterman)

Raced 54 times, 8 wins, earned $78,061

Tropical Trip is a very sweet mare who is really enjoying training for her new career. She is going walk, trot, canter and jumping crossrails--check out her cute form--and is learning to canter in a nice frame. She loves to be groomed will stand on the cross ties and does not mind staying in a stall or being in her paddock. She is great on the trails, too! She is quiet enough for an advanced beginner. 

Currently located in Aiken, South Carolina for the winter.


ADOPTED! MISS HONEY BOO BOO

15.2 hand chestnut mare, born February 23, 2010 (Pure Precision - Miss Nayarid, by Dr. Caton)

Honey has never raced. She is a very quiet girl with a sweet personality, currently going walk, trot, canter and handling ground poles with ease. She is also great on the trails. 

 


Adopted! BARBIE GIRL 

16.1 hand chestnut mare, born February 5, 2006 (Congaree - Holywood Picture, by Holy Bull)

Raced 10 times, 3 wins, earned $49,159, last raced 8/3/2010

Barbie Girl is just starting to work, so we will know more soon about her capabilities. She is a good mover and big bodied.

Currently located in Aiken, South Carolina for the winter.


ADOPTED! Three Times Bea

15.3 hand bay mare, born April 10, 2010 (Hook and Ladder - Bea Plus, by Honor Grades)

Raced 4 times, earned $2,102

Bea is a really nice mare with no limitations for her future career. She is going walk, trot, canter and jumping small jumps already! She will need an intermediate rider to finish her training. 

Bea is currently located in Aiken, South Carolina for the winter. 


ADOPTED! Bryant Avenue

16.1 bay gelding.

Bryant has been trained--he's calm, sweet, levelheaded, with excellent barn manners. He's just started back in work and is happy to go out on the trails. He's a comfortable ride, a forward mover. Bryant is a roarer--because of this he will have some limitations in his future work, but we're not sure what they are yet. 


ADOPTED! Patient Investor

16.1+ bay gelding, born April 4, 2010 (Tiznow - My Success, by A.P. Indy)

Raced once, 5/31/2013

This flashy guy is a really good mover with a big personality looking for an experienced rider to bring out his best. He's been in training for a couple of weeks, is going walk-trot-canter and gets both leads. He stands quietly on crossties and has become a bit of a favorite around the barn. He has no limitations for his future. 


ADOPTED! Captain Doleac

16.2 hand bay gelding born April 2, 1998 (Rockamundao – Florimajesty, by Northern Majesty)

He is currently being ridden walk, trot, canter. We are working on building his top line by letting him reach down. He had a few years off and lost most of the muscling on his back. He is such a gem! When I started working with him he was a little indifferent to me, but now he is so happy to be getting attention and is enjoying being back in work. He looks forward to seeing me every day and is always waiting by the gate to be next in line. He will follow me around, even after his work is done, while I am trying to get the next horse to ride. If you are looking for a horse to be your best friend and also have fun riding....then he is your man! We have been bringing him to a stall during the day and he really enjoys a good flat out nap!

I have taken him on the trail, he had a few anxious moments but settled down with my encouragement. He both led and followed, but I would like to take him out a few more times before I say he is trail ready.  He walked up the road twice now and was comfortable with cars.


ADOPTED! Sheila's Gold

15.2 hand chestnut mare born April 5, 2009 (Golden Missile – She La Rose, by Belong to Me)

6 starts, earned $3,586, last raced 2012

Sheila is just getting back to work after having had the winter off. She goes walk, trot, canter and is also jumping small jumps. Last winter she even schooled some XC jumps! She was good to the water, ditch and bank! She is a good mover and has a forward thinking brain. She does need an experienced rider to bring her to her full potential. She has no limitations.


ADOPTED! Queen of Jazz

16+ gray/roan filly, born May 17, 2011 (Holy Bull - Queen Razyana, by Anziyan) 

Raced twice, last raced 2/22/2014

This big filly is still growing and growing up but has a lot of potential and athleticism. She's going walk-trot-canter, is a very nice mover but is very green and needs an experienced rider. She's capable of getting both leads and has a great attitude. She is learning to cross-tie and knows how to lunge. She does have capped hocks--not a physical limitation, just slightly noticeable. She has no physical limitations for what she can do. 

 


ADOPTED! Scofield

15.3 bay gelding, born March 23, 2010

Raced 12 times, 2 wins, earned $50,761, last raced 1/16/2014

Scofield has been in training for a couple of weeks and is currently going walk-trot. He has a big (lovable) personality and carries himself like a bigger horse. He will stand on crossties and has good ground manners. He will need an experienced rider to help him develop, and has no limits to what he can do. 


ADOPTED! Theresa's Girl

15.2 liver chestnut mare born April 16, 2007 (Buddha - Theresa's Storm, by Future Storm)

5 starts, earned $555, last raced 1/7/2010

Theresa has some prior training and has been back in work at Akindale for about a month. This big little mare has a sweet personality and no vices with great ground manners. She's starting to go on the bit, gets  both leads at the canter, and is a nice mover. She does have a bit of a sensitive mouth--she'll need a rider with quiet hands. Theresa has no injuries and no limitations for her future career. 


ADOPTED! Bonita Sonata

15.1 bay mare born January 28, 2009 (Anasheed - La Belle Suzine, by Distinctive Pro)

28 starts, 1 win, 3 seconds, 4 thirds, earned $60,198, last raced 12/10/2013

Bonita is a fancy little mare with a curious personality and a lot of athleticism packed into a small frame. She goes walk, trot, canter, picks up both leads and has smooth canter departs. This mare has good basics and is a beautiful mover. She would be best for a smaller rider, but would make a nice show horse. Bonita has no vices, great ground manners, stands calmly on cross-ties, and has no limitations for her future career. 


ADOPTED! The Cat's Mine

15.1 bay mare born March 3, 2010 (Tale of the Cat - That Girl Is Mine, by Indian Charlie)

7 starts, 1 win, 2 seconds, earned $17,035, last raced 3/17/2013

Cat is a levelheaded, calm and sweet mare. She's been working for three weeks and is currently going walk, trot, canter; she picks up her right lead well and is getting much better with the left. She has excellent ground manners as well. She's nicely put together, and big for her size--we could picture her making an excellent children's hunter or even a polo pony. She has no injuries, no vices, and no limitations for a future career. 


ADOPTED! Julie's Bet

16.2 hand bay mare born June 1, 2010 (Stonesider – Blewest, by Western Expression)

Julie has never raced.

She is an absolute gentle giant, such a pleasure to work with! Julie is very willing. She is being legged up at the moment and is walking and trotting and is a lovely mover! Look back for updates as her training continues!

Julie does have an old injury which will limit her to flat work and trails. 


ADOPTED! Inquest

16 hand bay gelding born February 2, 2009 (Closing Argument – Vital Spark, by Miswaki)

11 starts, earned $21,642, last raced 2013

He is just starting back to work and he is currently walking and trotting. He feels sound. He does have an old knee injury that would maybe limit his jumping ability. He has a very laid back personality and is easy to be around.

 


ADOPTED! Hot West 

16.2 hand Dark Bay Gelding (Still Growing!) born May 9th, 2010

(Elusive Quality – Xtra Heat, by Dixieland Heat)

3 starts, earned $7,234

Dam was winner of nearly $2.5 million.

No vices, sound and barefoot!

 

 


ADOPTED! She Talks Too Much

15.1 hand chestnut mare w/a slight build born March 3, 2008 (Ommadon - Designer Phone, by Phone Trick)

15 starts, earned $5,040 last raced 2012

She is a real gem. She has an old bow to her right front leg that is healed and should be ok for any discipline. She is currently walking and trotting. This girl gives 100% all of the time. She is a real pleaser and a great mover too! She is very easy both on the ground and riding. She would be great for a small adult or a child as she is a petite lady. She went out on her first trail ride and was great! She both led and followed and bravely followed her friend thru water! She is also now learning to go on the bit! 


ADOPTED! Eileenonyou

15.3 hand dark bay/black mare born April 24, 2009 (Well Noted, It’s All About Yo, by Montbrook)

1 start, earned $186, last raced 2012

She is a really nice girl. She is currently walking and trotting. She has a lovely attitude and has been nothing but great to work with. When she sees you come into the field she starts walking towards you and is always happy to see you! She seems to enjoy the attention. She has no limitations that we are aware of so would be suitable for any discipline. 


ADOPTED! Megalithic

15.3 hand grey gelding born February 20, 2008 (A.P. Warrior – Filitosa, by Chief’s Crown)

12 starts, 2 wins, earned $65,001 last raced 2012

He is just starting to be brought back to work. He has an old bowed tendon on his right front that is healed and he should be suitable for any discipline. He is a very nice horse, both pleasant to be around and smart. We will know more as his training progresses!

 


ADOPTED! Kat

14.3 hand bay mare born 2010. Kat was a twin.

Kat has never raced.

Kat was awarded some time off after being started in her riding career in Aiken, SC this winter. Since she is only 3 and a twin we decided to give her a bit of time off after our initial backing. We are starting her back to work now (Aug 2013). Her walk and trot are great, we are working on her canter, she does get both leads, but she is young and still learning.

Please take a moment to watch our video of our friend Ainsley, who is 12 riding Kat. Ainsley will be showing Kat for us at the Fair Hill Thoroughbred Horse Show Saturday, September 7th! 


ADOPTED! AJ’s Awesome

16.2 hand bay gelding

AJ was a pony on the race track. He stands about 16.2 hands and is a lovely, big boned boy.  He is super sweet and very handsome man.  AJ is a beautiful mover and appears to float around the ring. We are still working on his left lead canter, but his right lead canter is “awesome” and with time the left lead will be consistent also.  AJ is a love in the barn and would stand on cross ties all day.   He is quiet in the ring and great out on trails, though he prefers to follow another horse.  He aims to please and would love to be fussed over everyday.

AJ went on his first hack all by himself, he was truly "awesome"! He encountered many obstacles such as deer, small water crossing, and many speeding cars. He handled each like a perfect gentleman!

AJ went on his first Hunter Pace 9/21/2013 and performed like a champ!  

AJ would be best suited for flat work and trail riding.