The horses listed here are not currently at Purpose Ranch. Some are waiting for sponsors so they can be brought to the ranch and others are hopefully going to find a new home directly from their current home. All listings are free and the owners information is kept confidential. If a sponsor or prospective new owners contacts us, we will give the owner your information so that you can work any details. Our goal is to find the best purpose for all the horses and place them in the best situations. It is not necessary to have every horse go though our retraining and rehabilitation programs. We are happy to facilitate connecting horses that are available with people who would like to offer them a good home. We will work with both sides and the horses as requested or as necessary in order to have the most positive outcomes and hopefully avoid any mis-matches. We are here to best serve everyone but especially to look out for what might be best for the horse and to make sure he/she is appropriate for the new owners. Purpose Ranch offers this as a public service and is in no way responsible for the horse's health or behavior nor for any arrangements, agreements or contracts between the people.
Descriptions are not a complete representation of any particular animal. If Purpose Ranch has done an assessment of this horse, it will be noted in the description. If you would like to have a particular horse assessed by Purpose Ranch, we would be happy to perform a site visit with (or without) you for only a $40 donation. Site visits are scheduled within our staffs' availability and travel constraints.
Two Thoroughbred Geldings
Very sweet horses, the owner cannot afford to keep them anymore. She will be glad to work with any prospective adopters and wants to stay 'in touch' if she can.
Big John was one of our first adoptions and his current family has asked to help find him another great home. They love him dearly and ride him everywhere but his grocery bill in these hard times makes it difficult for them. Big John has tons of heart and is the sweetest, most endearing big horse in the world.
Both Haflingers are well trained, very experienced, healthy horses with hooves of steel and hearts of gold. Perfect ages!
Mr. Melody (Mel), AHA# 11665-98, is coming 13y/o, 14.3hh. Smooth to ride! He has experience in dressage (can easily go 1st level with some tune up and could advance more in the right hands), horse camping, Trail Trials, lots of trail miles, jumping, working cattle and has previous experience driving. He's the go anywhere, do anything Haflinger you've been looking for. He goes English, Western or bareback with the same great attitude. Long flowing double mane. Great ground manners. Asking $6500.
Noble Design (Noble), AHA# 22473-03, coming 8 y/o, 14.1hh, cute Haflinger gelding. Wonderful attitude and willing partner. Noble has done most of the same tasks as Mel except the dressage and driving. He loves the trails! He would make the perfect kid's horse or family horse- strong, sturdy and sound of mind, not spooky. Great ground manners, also. Asking $5500.00
Both are brave and solid partners out on the trail with experience in water, over bridges, around dogs, up and down hills, and with other horses or alone. Good in the arena, too, with experience in quadrille. Both Mel and Noble are in excellent health, UTD on vaccinations and worming and both are barefoot - No shoeing bills! No bad habits. Both are good for farrier, clip, bathe and load easily.
For more information on either of these two stellar boys, please call 530 268-7652 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in Northern CA.
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