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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Layla

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 2007 Breed: Saddlebred Gender: Mare Color:  Bay Height: 15.2H Adopt:  $500 Layla is a Saddlebred mare that is broke to ride! She gets along with other horses in the pasture and stalls well. This pretty girl is a bit...

Josie

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 2005 Breed: Arabian Cross Gender: Mare Color:  Sorrel Height: 14.3H Adopt:  $250 Meet Josie! She was a recent Sugarcreek Auction save and we are so glad we saved this poor girl from meat buyers. Although we have not...

Carter

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 1998 Breed: Standardbred Gender: Gelding Color:  Bay Height: 16H Adopt:  $250 Carter is in his early 20’s and spent 17 years of his life as an Amish Buggy Horse. He has since retired with Happy Trails and is searching...

June

  Status: At Sanctuary Year: 2000 Breed: Morgan Cross Gender: Mare Color:  Bay Height: 14.3H Adopt:  $400   If anyone is looking for a great trail horse, June is it! She is a 14.3H Amish Retirement and is confident beginner/intermediate safe....

Dutchess

Status:  Adoption Pending Year:   2006 Breed:  Dutch-Harness Gender: Mare Color:   Bay Height: 16.3 Adopt:  $1000 Welcome Dutchess to Happy Trails.  She came to us through the Amish Retirement Horse Program because she is unable to be driven. ...

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...

Dakota

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 1995 Breed: Standardbred Gender: Gelding Color:  Bay Height: 15.2h Adopt:  $150.00 Dakota was retired to Happy Trails through the Amish Retirement program. He is almost totally blind, but adjusts well and is a very sweet gelding. He gets...