Adoption or Placement
Sophia in South Carolina
We’d like to introduce you to one of our charming ladies of the South, Sophia. Sophia is a 21 year-old registered Lipizzaner mare who stands 15 hands tall. Although she cannot be bred, she can be ridden and needs a confident rider. Trail riding is one of her favorite things to share with her human. Sophia is sound but does require occasional chiropractic work to maintain her soundness. This lovely gal could be just the horse you are looking for!
Sparkey and Lonnie in Washington
Sparkey and Lonnie, two 11 year-old registered Lipizzans, are in search of their forever home. This mare and gelding are closely bonded to one another so they must be kept together. Sparkey and Lonnie are handled together for their farrier appointments and grooming, but they have no other training. They are both are 14.1 hands tall, a closely matched pair that makes them great candidates for driving. If you think this cute couple could find a spot in your heart, please submit an application to adopt them!
Stella in California
Stella is a big, beautiful girl! At 14 years old and standing 16.3 hands tall, this gorgeous Lipizzan and Swedish Warmblood cross is a good brood mare prospect. She can do some light riding although she does shown signs of intermittent unsoundness because of arthritis in her front feet. Stella would be a lovely addition to any barn. How about yours?
Lewie in Wyoming
Meet Lewie! This big, bold boy is in search of an experienced horse owner who can handle a large, very smart horse. Lewie is a Lipizzan/Thoroughbred gelding who stands 16. 2 hands tall. At 20 years old, Lewie is sound. Whether he is riding alone or with other horses, Lewie loves trail rides, and doesn’t seem to mind other animals he encounters on the trails. Lewie is looking for a forever home and human to join him in his adventures on the trails. If you think you would be a good partner for Lewie, please visit our adoption page and apply!
Sir in Washington
To Sir, with love. Just like the 60s movie, we love our Sir. A 14 year-old registered Lipizzan gelding, Sir has had very little training. He is most familiar with the lunge line. He can be very hot but handles well for the farrier and basic grooming tasks. Even with these challenges, we think the perfect home for our Sir is out there. Could he be your Sir, with love?
Hope and Faith in Maryland
When we first rescued Hope and Faith, they were ill and in need of some good health care and loving attention. These two are now up for adoption as a pair and may be available to be adopted separately.
Hope, the taller mare, was thin when she was rescued but she has gained weight and recovered from her illness to become a happy and healthy horse. Hope enjoys attention and will nicker at the nearest human to get what she wants. Her favorite activity is hanging out with humans, and she bonds quickly to the humans she favors.
Faith is smaller and brawny. She is a bit more standoffish unless there is a carrot present—and then she comes running. She has fully recovered from her illness and has a clean bill of health. Along with eating, Faith’s favorite activity is being ridden outside.
Hope is a 16 year-old Lipizzan and stands at 15’2 hands. Faith is half Lipizzan, but we are uncertain about the other breed in her heritage. She is approximately 22 years old and is 14.3 hands tall.
Both mares are sound and enjoy a good run in their pastures. These two companions love their play time! It’s also obvious that they are no strangers to walk, trot, and canter work. Both horses willingly do what is asked of them. They understand cues easily but are still a bit unbalanced in their gaits. Both mares are being ridden in hackamores.
Although one mare is a purebred and one is a cross, both mares have the Lipizzan look. They were very herd-bound when they arrived but are gradually improving. Because that improvement is ongoing, they may be able to be adopted separately.
Is your barn the forever home for Hope or Faith or both? If you have questions about adopting this dynamic duo as a pair or individually, please reach out to us.
Mona in Maryland - Adopted
Mona--short for Mona Lisa—is one of the mystery horses of the LRF. She is not a Lipizzan but she certainly looks like one. The preliminary DNA tests at Texas A&M showed that her genetic markers are very similar to the Venezuelan Criollo, Peruvian Paso, and Chilean Criollo breeds. We’re not sure of her exact heritage but she certainly has the flavor of a Spanish horse.
Mona loves attention. She stands great for the farrier and loves to be groomed. However, like most of us, she doesn’t like shots! This mare has no reservations about making her feelings known and will give her opinion when she feels it’s necessary.
Aside from her affinity for food, Mona’s other great love is the outdoors. She loves being out in the pasture or a run-in shed. Although we are uncertain of her past, it seems that being indoors is a novelty to her. She has not yet been ridden on trails.
This 14 year-old mare has shown a definite liking for certain humans, namely a young girl named Alex. Alex spent some time riding and bonding with Mona, and Mona really enjoyed their time together. Afterwards she saw Alex in another pasture with another horse, and Mona went running to the fence between them, just to get closer to the young girl. Mona’s right front hoof shows signs of a past injury, but she is completely sound. When she is being ridden, it’s obvious that Mona has been ridden at the walk, trot and canter. Mona is currently being ridden with a hackamore. She works well with her adult riders and may be suitable for young riders as well.
If you would like to give a home to a sweet mare that wants to please, Mona could be the horse of your dreams.