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SBR MAC

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16.2 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 11

GROUND MANNERS:

WALK-TROT-CANTER: YES

GOOD ON TRAILS?: YES

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High):

 

COMMENTS:

SBR Mac is a 2008,16.2-hand registered gelding that we bought from Bruce, our buyer, this summer. Mac was very thin and this summer, with all of the rain and bugs, it was hard for Mac to put on weight quickly, so this fall when it cooled down we started working Mac. When we first evaluated him he was very quiet and slow. We were hoping for a beginner WTC horse, BUT THAT DID NOT HAPPEN!! Once this horse got fatter and he got to feeling better, he started becoming more game and a little more nervous, so the idea of a beginner WTC flew right out the window!!! Brianne has taken this horse as one of her projects and has helped him become much happier and relaxed.

 

The type of rider that would be best for this horse would be a relaxed, patient rider. At this point, Mac is learning to flex and give to the bits. This horse is great to ride outside, goes through anything, walks over poles and around cones, is quiet outside and is brave. If you like riding outside on trails this could be your horse. Since he is that brave, Mac may be a good candidate for eventing or jumping.

SBR ELI

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 15.3 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 16

GROUND MANNERS:

WALK-TROT-CANTER: YES

GOOD ON TRAILS?:

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High):

 

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SBR Eli is a 2003 reg. gelding that stands about 15.3 hands. Eli was sold to an Amish buyer with the condition that he find a good home. Eli was NEVER on the road as a driving horse. The buyer called to ask if I would buy him to make sure he would get a good home.

 

We picked up Eli in the last days of fall and put in a stall, as he still had show shoes on. We knew when we saw him his tail had been in a set. This cute gelding was shown as a gaited horse and has gaited tendencies, such as a soft trot without show shoes. He has a quick gait that does not push a rider very high out of the saddle. I think if shod properly he would work nicely as a practice three-gaited (not trimmed) horse, as he does canter. Eli takes a better rider that has patience, and likes to step up and have fun. I think if taken to smaller shows, he would fit right in as a show horse, or if taken to larger shows, he would be a fun academy horse for a better rider. I am not sure how he would do with a lot of riders, as we do not have a large lesson program. I will, however, start having more of our show riders ride him. At this time he gets turned out in the turn out area for our school horses during the day and is inside at night and for meals and does well in this set up.

 

Do not just pass over this horse he is quite cute and needs a job.

SBR TINA (Hackney Pony)

REGISTERED: NO BUT WILL BE DNA TESTED

SEX: MARE

HEIGHT: NA

ESTIMATED AGE: 10-ish

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 2+

 

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SBR Tina is a Hackney Pony mare that is broke to ride and drive. I cannot remember her age but I do not think she is in her teens yet, but I need to look at her teeth. Tina came to us from a broker in NC with two Saddlebreds, both of which were registered and both of which had lameness issues that where not only painful but not fixable, so we had to put them so sleep. If I had not purchased the two Saddlebreds I would not have seen Tina.

 

Tina rides well and we have hooked her once with no problems, although we did not put an over check on. The kids at North Wind Stables love riding Tina!! Tina is easy to catch and has great ground manners and that goes with Tina's motion, which is very good, even barefoot. We still have to measure this mare, but she is not a big Hackney. Tina is kind and VERY CUTE!!

 

Tina needs her teeth done (as she came in after our teeth were done), however she is up to date on her vaccines and has had her feet trimmed. We would love for someone to donate a better halter and to have her DNA’d.

 

8/19 - Very cute; Easy to deal with and rides a well as drives. We have not cantered her yet. Safe and stays to the rail. Not for beginners. She is fairly new to the rescue.

SBR KING CANDY

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 15

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

WALK-TROT-CANTER:

GOOD ON TRAILS?:

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High):

 

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(Update: 6-18-18) This 2004 gelding is registered. He is about 16 hands and 5 gaited.  This horse was shown once, according to his papers. King Candy needs work to trot and needs a slight weighted shoe to help, as he is “racky.” He is kind and a little busy on cross ties. With proper work he might be able to be shown but based on our evaluation, he will make a good practice gaited. We really like this horse.

SBR SOLDIER

REGISTERED: NO

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16.2 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 15

GROUND MANNERS: PERFECT

WALK-TROT-CANTER: YES; MAY NEED SOME WORK

GOOD ON TRAILS?: PERFECT

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 2+

 

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(Updated 6-18-18)  SBR Soldier was selected earlier this year by the equine staff at Rutgers University for their annual Rutgers University Teaching Herd project (RUTH). The equine department selects approx 10 horses of different breeds for a student training project. The emphasis is on good health practices, learning good grooming skills and working with the horses on the ground to include general manners and training for in hand competition at the conclusion of the project at the Rutgers Ag Field Day celebration the end of April. Saddlebred Rescue has participated in the program for several years and the Saddlebreds have been school favorites. SBR Soldier has now been back with us since May and he is ready to find a home. You can see the before and after pictures for the year or so that he has been in our program. Call Erin for details 815-790-2575.

 

(Updated 10-10-2017) This chestnut gelding came in May 1st this year. His tail looks like it has been in a set. When we first got him he appeared body sore so after evaluation he was just turned out over the summer. He is back now with regular work. Soldier was a little crooked to the right which is no big deal but we work with him to get him more straight. He cantered well on the right lead and on the left he was a little "shufflely." He is a nice high-headed gelding. Look for more evaluation comments going forward.

SBR HUNTER

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 15.3 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 8ish

GROUND MANNERS:

WALK-TROT-CANTER: YES

GOOD ON TRAILS?:

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High):

 

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(Updated 6-18-18) He is registered. SBR Hunter is 15.3 hands bay gelding. He just came back to us from being at a large lesson program. We are now updating his evaluation. He does his 3 gaits. Stay tuned.

SBR BECKER

REGISTERED: NO

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 15.1 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 14ish

GROUND MANNERS:

WALK-TROT-CANTER: YES

GOOD ON TRAILS?: UNKNOWN

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 3

 

COMMENTS:

(Updated 6-18-18) Our update has not changed from a year ago. Some riders get along with him fine and others do not mesh. We have an Academy rider at North Wind that had been riding him, loves him and hopes to show him this year.

 

(Updated 1/12/2017) SBR Becker was purchased about 2 ½ years ago from our buyer. This chestnut gelding is 15.1 hands and is 13ish years old (now). What can I say about Becker? Becker has been highly trained at one time under saddle and in hand. I believe he is a half Arab cross and was worked saddle seat. Becker is smart and a little nervous if he does not have a calm rider. I have used Becker with my better riders and I love teaching on him as he makes a rider think and be in charge. Becker likes to start out trotting then he will walk for you. Walking is not his favorite gait but he will do it. Becker can canter a very nice collected smooth canter or he can go faster and canter the bunny rabbit canter, again better rider better results. I love this horse as he is smart and cute, but he can be a smart @$$ and cute depends on the rider. I think this horse would be best understood with someone who likes Arabs and Arab crosses. Becker is still here because I know someone out there will LOVE this horse and have a ton of fun with him. We have taken him to a show to practice ride and he was good at the show but nervous. Becker also does well living outside and he is very happy to get caught.

SBR NICHOLAS

REGISTERED: NO

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 15.2 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 16ish

GROUND MANNERS:

WALK-TROT-CANTER: YES

GOOD ON TRAILS?:

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High):

 

COMMENTS:

(Update 6-19-18) We continue to use him with several levels of riders and not beginners. He likes a relaxed rider the best and we have taken him to a couple shows and he has been well behaved. Take this for what it is worth. Erin's impression of this horse is that he appears to like women working around him more than men.

 

(Updated 1/12/2017) SBR Nicholas was purchased from our buyer and they had made a video of him that showed a very handsome high headed horse trotting down the road. I always wonder what the hole is in a looks to good to be true horse. Well here is Nicholas’ story, he rides GREAT, wears his head GREAT, does three gaits GREAT except for one thing he is great. He has a patch of skin right by wear his girth goes that looks like a huge ringworm growth, but it isn’t! It is a flat skin tumor. I am sure at sometime someone has worked him over to stand still while mounting and tacking as he is VERY DEFENSIVE about it, to the tune of biting hard for real. We have worked hard to get him to be better and he responses to kindness and a very slow approach, and we never pressure him. Once this is done, this 15ish, 15.3-hand chestnut gelding is good. Walking is not his favorite gait but he will flat walk if the rider is calm and relaxed. We have shown him at two shows in rescue classes as he does not have papers (we are working on that part) and he has shown well. Nicholas is not for a beginner rider, as he has some go forward to him and he is not for a bunch of people to be messing around tacking him. He is very nice to groom, in the stall or out. Nicholas is a horse we would require someone to come out and see in person. I love teaching on this horse as he makes a rider look good.

SBR CHARLIE BROWN

REGISTERED:

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 15.3

ESTIMATED AGE: TEENS

GROUND MANNERS:

WALK-TROT-CANTER: YES

GOOD ON TRAILS?:

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High):

 

COMMENTS:

NEW POST!!

Charlie is one of the horses SBR bought from Bruce. I have mixed news on this horse. When we bought him I was not sure he was a Saddlebred and when he finished QT and we could ride him I was sure he was not a pure Saddlebred, but could be possibly a Morgan. However, he did seem to understand cantering. Cantering in the Amish world is rarely done with their horses as it causes a back and forth surging motion in the carriage making it VERY uncomfortable to ride in. During the test rides, Charlie at first appeared to have blinker shock, which is a horse that has worn blinkers most of its life and rides like it is surprised at seeing objects all around itself. Charlie was a little timid under saddle and his eyes almost bugged out of his head when a rider got on that he could see! Fast forward three rides and Charlie was perfectly relaxed and walks, trots and CANTERS under saddle.

 

While Charlie is not “Saddlbredy” he is one of the kindest and honest horses around. This teenage bay gelding is about 15.3 hands and has NO tattoos or freeze brands so IF, and I say IF, he is a Standardbred (and I doubt he is) this horse was not on the track. I am hoping someone who is looking for a kind horse that tries his heart out but shows the miles he has done pulling a carriage on the road and needs a easy and kind home to land in will consider this grand gelding.

SBR RACHAEL RENEE

REGISTERED:

SEX: MARE

HEIGHT: 15.35 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 7 (foaled 2012)

GROUND MANNERS:

WALK-TROT-CANTER:

GOOD ON TRAILS?:

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SBR ATHENA

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: MARE

HEIGHT: 15.3 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 15

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

WALK-TROT-CANTER: NEEDS CANTER WORK

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): NA

 

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SBR BEAUTY

REGISTERED: TOO OLD FOR DNA

SEX: MARE

HEIGHT: 15.3 h

ESTIMATED AGE: AGED

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

WALK-TROT-CANTER: WALK & TROT ONLY; HAS BEEN USED AS A LESSON HORSE

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 2.5

 

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SBR BOBBETTE

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: MARE

HEIGHT: 15.3 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 15

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

WALK-TROT-CANTER: WALK, TROT, CANTER & HAS BEEN SHOWN IN PAST

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 3

 

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SBR BROOMER

REGISTERED: TOO OLD FOR DNA

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16.3 h

ESTIMATED AGE: AGED

GROUND MANNERS: EXCELLENT

WALK-TROT-CANTER: WALK, TROT, CANTER; CANTERS WELL

GOOD ON TRAILS?: YES, GOOD

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 2.5

 

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SBR CHIP

REGISTERED: NO, BUT WILL BE DNA TESTED

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 15.2 h

ESTIMATED AGE: TEENAGER

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD, QUIET

WALK-TROT-CANTER: VERY THIN; HAS HAD LIGHT EVAL. ONLY & IS IMPROVING

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NA

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): NA

 

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SBR CONFETTI

REGISTERED: NO, BUT WILL BE DNA TESTED

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16.2 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 10-13-ish

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD+

WALK-TROT-CANTER: WALK & TROT GREAT; CANTER NEEDS WORK; GOOD MOTION.

GOOD ON TRAILS?: POTENTIAL+

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 3

 

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SBR DALE

REGISTERED: NO, BUT WILL BE DNA TESTED

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 15.2 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 12-13-ish

GROUND MANNERS: NERVOUS — BLIND RIGHT EYE

WALK-TROT-CANTER: VERY THIN; LIGHT EVAL. ONLY & IMPROVING

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NA

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): NA

 

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SBR GYPSY

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: MARE

HEIGHT: 14.2 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 14

GROUND MANNERS: EXCELLENT

WALK-TROT-CANTER: SHOWN IN FIVE-GAITED AS A PONY

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 4

 

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SBR HOLLY (Hackney Pony)

REGISTERED: NO, BUT WILL BE DNA TESTED

SEX: MARE

HEIGHT: NA

ESTIMATED AGE: NA

GROUND MANNERS: GREAT

WALK-TROT-CANTER: BROKE TO RIDE & DRIVE; HAS BEEN SHOWN AS A PLEASURE PONY & ROAD PONY

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NA

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 3

 

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SBR JOEY

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 11

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

WALK-TROT-CANTER: HAS BEEN SHOWN IN HARNESS & UNDER SADDLE

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 4+

 

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SBR JOLLY

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16.2 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 16

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

WALK-TROT-CANTER: HAS SHOWN WTC;  BEST PLACED IN SMALL LESSON PROGRAM FOR SINGLE RIDER  (not a beginner)

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 3

 

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SBR SCOTT

REGISTERED: NO

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16 h

ESTIMATED AGE: AGED

GROUND MANNERS: PERFECT

WALK-TROT-CANTER: WTC BUT NOT A BEGINNER HORSE; HAS BEEN USED FOR MORE ADVANCED RIDERS; IS SAFE

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 3

 

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SBR SWEETIE

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: MARE

HEIGHT: 15.3 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 17

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

WALK-TROT-CANTER: HAS BEEN USED IN LESSON PROGRAMS; SAFE BUT NOT FOR BEGINNERS; BEST IN A SMALL LESSON PROGRAM

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 3

 

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SBR THOR

REGISTERED: YES

SEX: GELDING

HEIGHT: 16.1 h

ESTIMATED AGE: 11

GROUND MANNERS: GOOD

WALK-TROT-CANTER: HAS BEEN SHOWN IN ENGLISH & WESTERN PLEASURE; DOES NOT NECK REIGN; SMALL NOISE BREATHING WHEN WORKING

GOOD ON TRAILS?: NOT TESTED

ENERGY LEVEL (1=Low, 5=High): 3

 

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