Southern California/ Horses available in animal shelters
These are horses being held for adoption at local animal shelters. Just looking at some of these makes me sad. I know nothing about the animals or the adoption fees but if your in the southern California area and would like to adopt a project horse here are some that really need a life upgrade. The links will direct you to photos of the horses, location of the shelter and the animal ID# and shelter phone numbers. Please contact the shelter directly to inquire about the animals.
Sorry for the all capps but the following was copy and pasted from craigslist.
URGENT - THIS IS TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF THE SWEET, LOVING HORSE I RESCUED IN MAY AND ADOPTED OUT IN JULY - THE ADOPTER HAS SURRENDERED HER TO THE WEST VALLEY ANIMAL SHELTER IN CHATSWORTH - SHE IS IN HER LATE TEENS / EARLY 20S, CURRENT ON ALL VACCINES, WORMER, HOOF TRIM, TEETH FLOAT, AND PASSED A VET CHECK IN JULY WHEN I ADOPTED HER OUT - SHE RESPONDS VERY WELL TO NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP TECHNIQUES, BUT HAS A SORE BACK AND MAY OR MAY NOT BE RIDEABLE - SHE IS SOUND IN ALL 4 FEET AND WAS BAREFOOT WITH GOOD STRONG HOOVES IN JULY - SHE IS GENTLE WITH OTHER HORSES, WAS SWEET WITH MY MINI, MY SENIOR MARE, MY DOGS, AND MY CHILDREN- SHE WAS EASY TO LEAD, TIE, GROOM, BATHE, FLY MASK, AND PLAY THE 7 GAMES WITH ON THE GROUND - REQUIRES A LARGE, FLAT AREA TO LIVE IN SOMEONE'S BACKYARD BARN OR PASTURE - DOES NOT DO WELL AT A BOARDING STABLE COOPED UP IN A STALL - NEEDS TIME, PATIENCE, LOVING HANDLING, AND A CALM ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO RELAX AND LEARN TO BE LOVED AGAIN - I WILL HELP GET HER OUT OF THE POUND AND CAN TRANSPORT HER TO YOU WITHIN AN HOUR DRIVE OF CHATSWORTH FOR THE COST OF JUST GAS - CONTACT ME DIRECTLY TO HELP WITH THIS HORSE - NEED AN ADOPTER OR FOSTER CARE HOME IMMEDIATELY - HER DAYS ARE NUMBERD IN A KILL SHELTER (POUND) - SHE IS A GOOD GIRL AND DOES NOT DESERVE THIS. THANK YOU - YOU CAN SEE A TERRIBLE PICTURE OF HER ON PETFINDER.COM "TIARA" - LOOKS SAD, SKINNY, AFRAID, AND DEPRESSED - PLEASE DON'T LET HER FATE BE SEALED BECAUSE THIS LADY DID NOT WANT TO PAY FOR BOARDING - PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN - I WILL HELP TOO; I STILL LOVE THIS HORSE. (805) 368-8205
Sweet older girl. Probably a pasture pet. She is in a small stall with no turn out and is either stocking up or she has issues with her rear fletlocks. She will be a hard one to find a home for. Not too many are willing to shell out the $$ on senior feed for a pasture puff.
Older QH palamino gelding. Thin but looks like he could have been a looker at one time. Loss of muscle tone in the legs and chest, feet look good. he has a habit of rakeing hes teeth on the pipe stall for attention. Teeth don't look worn like he is a bad cribber though. He has a shark fin wither that will take some time finding a saddle to fit. Per employee horse is 20-22yrs has some arthritis in joints. Probably another pasture puff or light rider walk/trot.
I want to look at the others i listed but so far have not found the time yet. The arabs look nice.