Note: We will be updating if/when each horse is adopted.
Amira, Carlos and Cassie are still available for adoption! Please contact the associated rescue if you would wish to adopt one of these horses.
Match up has been announced on January 20, 2016.
Carl Bledsoe- Buddy
Heather Rogers Alonso- Andy
Kelley Hampton Shattuck- Belle
Kristen Breakfield- Dr Pepper
Amy Bennett Vanner- Adam
AndyBlevins PerformanceHorses- Cricket
Madeline Sparks- Titan
Brittany Malinoski- Carlos, Amira
Brittney Conyer- Nessie
Hilda Keller- Cassie
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(assigned trainer: Brittany Malinoski)
Always wanted to train or adopt a mustang??…Introducing one handsome hunk of a mustang…CARLOS. Carlos is a BLM branded mustang and 9 yrs old according to his brand. He was very skinny and was handled very badly in his last home. He was given along with his mustang friend to a guy with no job, no electric or water, and he did not need horses as he already had several Carlos was housed with a herd of skinny horses, at least 3 piles of horse bones in the pasture and once recently buried but not deep and the whole place stunk. Carlos would jump the crappy fence to go find something to eat and after complaints of him and his friend running at large multiple times they were kept in a trailer. Finally the man agreed to surrender them but when the rescue arrived, it was learned that this man had let Carlos and his friend loose. Luckily they were recovered safely and went into rescue. Despite the bad treatment he received and since being in rescue, Carlos leads and handles fairly well, picks up his feet and is not difficult to catch, at least in a small area. However, because of what Carlos and his buddy have been through together, they are quite bonded so he will need his trainer to help him adjust. He is perfect for this event because with the proper training and given the opportunity to learn and trust he will make a great horse and working partner and loyalty unmeasured.
Carlos is at River Edge Farm Horse Rescue.
(assigned trainer: Brittany Malinoski)
Of course cannot be in Tennessee without having our state’s namesake Tennessee Walking Horse amongst our group. So introducing Amira. This little lady is a beauty and sure to capture someone’s heart… Amira – (Outbreak’s Princess Amira) is a registered TWH Mare; Amira is about 14.2hh and 7 years old. Amira, along with 2 other horses, were put in the care of renters of her owner when her owner was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The renters neglected the horses and Amira was BCS 1 at the time her owner called us for emergency help. Amira was friendly, but was a disaster other than that. She was fearful of other horses (her momma was a bit dominant with her), and would throw herself on the ground rather than load on a trailer. She was jumpy about everything. In rescue she has recovered to a healthy weight and learned herd dynamics. She is no longer extremely fearful as she has adjusted to learning how to simply be a horse. She is now a middle of the herd personality; neither dominant nor submissive and shares a pasture with 1 gelding and two other mares. She is halter trained and accustomed to being in stall or in pasture. Amira stands for the farrier as well. Amira is perfect for this event as the gentle nature of the TWH breed will aid in her gaining confidence and reinforcing her trust as well showcase the versatility of the beautiful TWH breed.
Amira is at Safe Harbor Equine and Livestock Sanctuary.
(assigned trainer: Carl Bledsoe)
Buddy has been adopted!
Buddy is paint (possible TWH cross) soon to be 3 YO gelding. Although he resembles a TWH, we have not seen him gait. He came in with a mare, probably his mother and was very thin and in poor condition. They had been on the roads and were a safety issue in an isolated area of the county. Apparently the horses so when he moved he took the gate leaving the horses to head for the roads and greener pastures. Buddy is a little shy but is improving. He really likes attention and is eager to please which makes him an ideal horse for this challenge. He has the potential and given time and attention from a trainer he will learn to trust, gain confidence and be ready to work and be a partner to his new family. Did we mention he loves to eat? 🙂 We are excited to watch this youngster develop and work to reach his potential.
Buddy is at River Edge Farm Horse Rescue.
(assigned trainer: Andy Blevins)
Cricket has been adopted!
Cricket is another beautiful bay mare. She is a 4 year old Morgan cross, about 15hh. She originally came from a neglect/starvation situation and was totally unhandled. Cricket was fearful and wild. She tends to be submissive in a herd environment, and will always be lowest horse on the totem pole in regard to feed. Cricket has worked with a volunteer trainer to get to a level where she will come when called (she does know her name), stand to be haltered, is halter broke, stands for the farrier and will load without too much trouble. She is a very loving horse, and extremely intelligent. She is in a mixed herd of mares and geldings. We are excited to give this beautiful lady (just look at that sweet face) an opportunity with the assistance of the trainer to use her intelligence to overcome her past, to gain confidence, trust and learn how to be a safe and dependable partner. She is ready!!
Cricket is with Safe Harbor Equine and Livestock Sanctuary.
(assigned trainer: Kelley Shattuck)
Belle has been adopted!
(assigned trainer: Hilda Keller)
(assigned trainer: Amy Bennett Vanner)
ADAM has been adopted!
(assigned trainer: Brittney Conyer)
NESSIE has been adopted!
(assigned trainer: Madeline Sparks)
Titan has been adopted!
Titan is a gorgeous, black beast of a horse. He is 15 YO and was told he is a Tennessee Walker but based on his size and build, he is likely a TWH cross or maybe a foundation Tennessee Walker. He came into rescue about 10 years ago when he had medical needs that were not being addressed. Happily his medical needs resolved and he was adopted out to a wonderful couple who took great care of him but did not spend time working with him or training him. Sadly through no fault of his own, he came back into rescue. Titan loves people but is also unsure about new situations and can sometimes be difficult to catch. He is so powerful and smooth when he runs full out and is quite amazing to watch. He is a horse who will grab everyone’s attention and we are excited to give Titan his chance to learn to trust and gain confidence to handle new situations and watch him transform into a willing and confident horse where he will finally find his forever home.
Titan is with Volunteer Equine Advocates.
(assigned trainer: Heather Rogers Alonso)
Andy has been adopted!
Andy is a 3 year old beautiful QH X gelding. Andy loves people and is VERY friendly but does not know his boundaries. He is one curious youngster and will be in your pocket. Andy leads pretty well and does decent with the farrier. He is a beautiful mover. Being the youngster he is, Andy loves to play with the mini donkeys and horses that are his pasture mates. Andy is perfect for this competition as his friendly and curious nature will guide him in gaining confidence and transform him into the perfect working and loving partner to some lucky person.
Andy is with Horse Haven of Tennessee.
(assigned trainer: Kristen Breakfield)
Dr Pepper has been adopted!
Dr Pepper is a 9 year old, SSH, Gelding. He is not broke to ride or had much handling, but he is very sweet.
Dr Pepper is with Horse Haven of Tennessee.
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