Ivan (Ivan has been Adopted!)

Ivan is a beautiful POA cross gelding who was born in mid-May of 2014 and stands 14.1hh 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 stock-type horse or even a mustang. Ivan spent 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 in-hand competition! (You can Ivan’s 2017 POF Facebook page Here!)

Ivan then went into training for our 2018 Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse with trainer Melissa Stuckey. Ivan and Melissa competed successfully and took 6th Overall High Point. Ivan is going well under saddle and has now had trail and show experience. He is suitable for a confident intermediate to experienced rider at this time. You can follow their training journey throughout the summer of 2018 on Ivan’s Official Trainer’s Challenge Facebook Page Here!




Hope – Truhaven Ranch

Graduate of the 2016 Trainer’s Challenge
Hope is a chestnut registered QH mare (Leos Tiger Hope SK), foaled June 17, 2011. Hope stands 14.3 hh, she’s gentle, easy to work with, loads and hauls well. Hope belongs to the rescue program at Truhaven Ranch and was one of their entries in the 2016 Trainers’ Challenge with trainer Marirose Berner.

Read about Hope’s journey with trainer Marirose Berner here!


Helen is a donkey jennet who was foaled in approximately 2005. She came to us with her young foal, Wait, in desperate need of farrier care and proper nutrition. She has put on weight and she has regained soundness due to careful care and hoof trimming. She will need this to continue in order to remain sound. This lovely girl is now available for adoption to the right home.

Helen at intake


Hans update: Hans has been adopted!

Update: Hans has been adopted! Hans is a chestnut National Show Horse (Arab x Saddlebred) gelding who was foaled in November of 2011. He stands approximately 15.2 hands He has not been started yet but has nice manners and is sweet and friendly.

Eddy (Update: eddy has been adopted!)

Eddy is a black/bay off the track thoroughbred gelding (racing name Judges Shoes) who was foaled in1998 and stands 16.3hh. Eddy was only raced twice as a 2 year old and was found to be much too laid back for that career. He started his reschooling in 2004 and was used as a jumper. Eddy had not been ridden in approximately 8 years but was very good for a recent assessment. He is very responsive to leg cues. Eddy has had good care throughout his life. He comes to us from a caring owner who can no longer keep him. Eddy recently spent time in training at Wrisky Ranch in Prescott, WI. We have discovered that he has some arthritis, most likely due to his time on the track, so he is not suitable for heavy work.

Click here to see a video of Eddy under saddle.