Paloma came in from a Hubbard County abandonment and neglect case in December 2015. Paloma was foaled around 1996 and stands approximately 14.3hh. She was pregnant at intake and gave birth to a healthy palomino filly (named Loma Linda) on 04/05/16. Loma Linda has been weaned and both mare and filly are now available for adoption. Paloma is a very sweet mare. We don’t currently know anything about her training level under saddle and right now she is in a foster home being a pasture ornament and getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation!

Paloma at intake

Paloma at intake

Paloma and Loma Linda

Tater Chip

Tater Chip is a very handsome 2004 12hh bay pinto pony gelding. He spent the summer of 2014 in training and competed in the Diamond in the Rough Challenge. He has had a lot of ground work, is broke to drive and is doing very well. He does need a handler who is experienced in driving. His trainer says he could be a major competitor in either carriage driving events or open pleasure driving.


Graduate of the 2013 Trainer’s Challenge
Ramona is sweet black mustang mare (originally from the Tower, MN, humane case). Even though she participated in the 2013 Trainers’ Challenge, we consider her extremely green under saddle as she had only been backed a about a dozen times.  She has had a lot of ground work and has wonderful manners. She was adopted last year but was returned because her owner regretfully could no longer keep her . She would love to find an adoptive home either as a companion horse (she is a very easy keeper and easy to have around) or with someone who will start up her training again.



Marin is a beautiful bay medium-pony-size hackney pony mare who came to us from the “Fillmore 55” humane case. She was foaled in approximately 2001. Marin is broke to drive and has that great snappy hackney pony trot as you can see from her photo. Marin would not be suitable for children at this point as she has a lot of “go” and was not handled as much or as kindly as she should have been in the past.


Ivan (Student of the 2018 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse)

Ivan is a beautiful POA cross gelding who was born in mid-May of 2014 and stands 14hh as a 3-year-old. His dam, Sochi, was a 12.3 hand POA (Appaloosa x Shetland) from the 02/2014 Wadena County humane case. Ivan is a very curious and friendly young gelding who is quite athletic. Even though we don’t know who Ivan’s sire is, due to his conformation, size, and athleticism we are guessing he may have been a quarter horse, meaning Ivan may mature taller than his current 14 hands. This extremely handsome and well-built young gelding is not started under saddle yet but he did spend the summer of 2017 in training for our 2017 Promise of the Future training competition with trainer Elizabeth Robins. Ivan and Elizabeth took home Reserve Champion in this competition! (You can Ivan’s 2017 POF Facebook page Here!)

Ivan is now back in training for our 2018 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse with trainer Melissa Stuckey. You can follow their training journey throughout the summer of 2018 on Ivan’s Official Trainer’s Challenge Facebook Page Here!

Because he is competing in the Challenge on September 22nd, Ivan won’t be available for adoption until that date. You can find more information about how to apply to adopt Ivan here: Adopting a Trainer’s Challenge Horse