Meet some a few of our HART “graduates”, horses that were adopted from HART and on to new careers in their forever homes!
Heart is going on 21 and does the occasional hack and trail ride, while living the retirement life just outside of Denver, Colorado.
Channel has made tremendous strides and is an ambassador for their family's new rescue!
Chance, formerly known as "Zeus", is now living in Ocala with this young woman, living his best life!
Valentino is at the University of Florida competing on the UF eventing team!
Knowa has undergone a huge transformation and is the ambassador for her parent's rescue.
Cheyenne was adopted from HART in 2010. She has proven to be a rock star in the western dressage ring, winning many ribbons. She just retired from shows and is enjoying time spent with her forever family!
Red mostly stands around since he is an old man now, but is up for a trail ride now and then!
Sora is almost 14 and enjoying time with his "Mom" with fun hacks and trail riding!
Spirit, who will be 19, loves to drive HART graduate Sora crazy, and can open gates to go into his family's backyard!
Here is Dr. Bob living the quiet life in Ocala. He is the greatest friend and has learned to be silly and have fun. Dr. Bob has learned how to play and always likes to remind me exactly how fast he is, even as a 20 year old.
Milo is the best boy and truly a unicorn. I think my daughter may be showing him this year. If she has her way, he will be learning some basic cow work. Truly an all around guy.
Mayistoop aka "Bubba"
Loving life with his forever buddy, only doing some trail rides, and when they both can go out, since they're attached at the hip!
Baxter aka "Beau"
Baxter, aka "Beau", is living his life on our family farm. He carried me all through high school in low children's, earning Reserve Champion for the year through HSITP. He is now retired and is living it. We spoil and love on him every single day. He's a big sweetheart!
Sweet Arl (on left)
She is doing great. She is on 10 acres of land in North Merritt Island. She shares our pasture with her "little brother" Duke", an 18-hand Appaloosa (LOL). She loves trail riding, jumping, and we've been doing shows together. Our goal is to take her to the big shows at the Ocala Equestrian Center within this year.
Denali is an irreplaceable member of our family. He’s so incredibly talented and he’s too smart for his own good. He likes to get himself in trouble, but at least he’s cute while doing so. He’s currently doing 1st level dressage and loves it!
Copper is a 19 year old gelding, who found his forever home with a mother and son team. Copper is still ridden, but mostly spends happy time with his friends in the pasture.
Urban was adopted about 7 years ago. He was a barrel horse for 4 years and been a pasture pet since he was 11. Urban is super sweet and chunky, and literally the biggest puppy in the world!
I saw her potential as a great partner for me and I know it wasn’t going to be an easy road but I was willing to take the chance. We have competed up to the low adults jumper classes…having a horse I can jump around a course freely and trail ride western the next day makes me happy. Two and a half years ago my husband and I bought a small 2.2 acre farm and I brought Dolly home. It was one of the best days of my life considering having my horse in my backyard has been my dream since I was a little kid. Dolly lives at home with her best friend, a mini named Annie. They are absolutely obsessed with each other! I’m so thankful for HART for finding a horse like Dolly. Adopting an OTTB was one of the best decisions of my life .
He lives on 40 acres in MO and is spoiled rotten. He roams the farm and eats all the hay he wants to and gets to plays with the other horses. We call him the Great Hay-Holeie, lol.
Apple has turned into the perfect pony for both of our children as well as an amazing companion for our other horse, Binx. Occasionally Apple can be found giving the kiddos mini lessons but the majority of his time is spent enjoying retirement.
Contained aka "Taz"
He is doing fine schooling some training level fenced and showing at Beginner Novice.
Dart has been competing in eventing and made his way up to training level. He has gone to multiple regional and national championships and done well. Right now he is taking a break from competing and enjoying his time off.