Horses & Ponies

Horses in the Happy Trails equine program come with varying amounts of training. Some are finished, some are green-broke, and  most fall somewhere in between. We utilize the experience of our staff and the guidance of our veterinarian team to determine each horse’s riding ability and level of training.
Horses deemed ‘pasture pal’ are not able to be ridden but can provide years of loving companionship for another horse as well as your family.
Horses ‘in recovery’ are those that have been removed from a situation of abuse/neglect and are not yet available for adoption.  Unable to adopt?  Sponsorship opportunities are available for the horses at the sanctuary to offset their care while they wait for a forever home.

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Renegade

Status: Pending Adoption Year: 2003 Breed: Paint Gender: Gelding Color:  Bay Overo Height: 15H Adopt:  $400 Renegade is a wonderful gelding that came to Happy Trails from another rescue in Illinois. He is quiet, gets along with others and is...

Mable

Status: In Rehabilitation Year: 2000 Breed: Standardbred Gender: Mare Color:  Black Height: 15 Adopt:  $350 Mable was a Sugarcreek Horse Auction rescue who was only being bid on by Happy Trails and kill buyers. This girl needs some groceries...

Bella and Theo

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 2000 Breed: Standardbred/Morgan Cross Gender: Mare and Colt Color:  Bay Height: 14.2H Adopt:  $400 Bella and Theo were Sugarcreek Auction saves that were in the hands of meat buyers. Bella is an extremely quiet mama,...

Rhonda

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 2000 Breed: Miniature Horse Gender: Mare Color:  Black Height: 36 inches Adopt:  $200 Meet Rhonda! She is new to the sanctuary and came to us as an Amish Retirement. Word on the street is that Rhonda prefers not to...

Dexter

Status: Pending Adoption - At Sanctuary Year: 2001 Breed: Belgian Gender: Gelding Color:  Sorrel Height: 18.2H Adopt:  $500 Dexter arrived at the Sanctuary on July 12th and prior to that he had a disturbing fate as no-one but meat buyers bid on...

Des

Status: Pending Adoption Year: 2012 Breed: Thoroughbred Gender: Gelding Color:  Bay Height: 16H Adopt:  $350 Meet Des! Des is a 16H thoroughbred gelding that is big, handsome and looking for his new forever home. Sadly, Des does have an old...

Melody

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 1993 Breed: Thoroughbred Gender: Mare Color:  Chestnut Height: 15.3h Adopt:  $150 Melody is a previously raced, thoroughbred mare. She came to Happy Trails from an abuse/neglect case in extremely emaciated condition. She will be best suited...

Paryss

Status: In Foster Care Year: Unkown Breed: Quarter Horse Gender: Mare Color:  Palomino Height: 15.1h Adopt:  $150 Paryss came to us from a severe situation of neglect in early 2014.  She resides in a wonderful foster home but is still looking for that forever family...