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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Des

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 2006 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 injury...

Georgia

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 1995 Breed: Pony Gender: Mare Color:  Paint Height: 13.1H Adopt:  $150 Georgia is a gorgeous, quiet pony that was pulled from the Sugarcreek Auction in rough shape. She has an eye that had possible trauma, but it is...

Harley

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 1998 Breed: Haflinger Cross Gender: Mare Color:  Sorrel Height: 13H Adopt:  $150 Harley was a Sugarcreek rescue who was pulled when no one besides meat buyers were bidding. She was undoubtably an old soul, and we knew we'd have our work cut...

Carter

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 1998 Breed: Standardbred Gender: Gelding Color:  Bay Height: 16H Adopt:  $150 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...

April

Status: At Sanctuary Year: 2005 Breed: Appaloosa Gender: Mare Color:  Red Roan Height: 14.2 Adopt:  $150.00 April is a gorgeous little mare! She has recently come back into our adoption program after the extremely hard decision was made to return her. April is very...

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...

Pan

Status: At Sanctuary Year Born:  1996 Breed: Standardbred Gender: Gelding Color: Bay Height:  15.1 Adoption Fee: $150 Sponsor Fee: $50 Ready to Adopt? About Pan March 20, 2018: Pan recently had a uveitis flare up, this being said, he does require daily ointment. This...