This blog is to list horses who need new homes in San Diego county due to various reasons. These are not rescued horses at FalconRidge, but owners of horses who have contacted FalconRidge Equine Rescue asking for help in finding a new owner.
Zena is a 23 yr old mustang mare in Valley Center. She has been an excellent trail horse for the last 6 yrs, but since a year ago has some arthritis. Looking for a good home for her.
Beautiful 7 yr old reg QH gelding out of CW Major. Grandsire is Major Bonanza. I have had him since he was 3 and hes never been neglected. Parelli trained, ridden western and english. Check ligament surgery and now he cannot be ridden as he has torn the scar tissue and had a newly contracted tendon. Needs hand walking daily. Currently in Las Vegas while I am in Pagosa Springs, CO. Needs a loving home and nice grass pastures. Super sweet. Email me at email@example.com
8 yr old Thoroughbred Gelding
I was just called by a David Thompson who needs to place his 8 yr old OTTB gelding.
Phone is 760-331-7413, or 760-233-8989
2 Paso Fino Geldings
Dear Nicki - They can be registered, just never did. I have Florindo. He is big and athletic, maybe 16hands. He's about 17. His color is chestnut with a blaze. Sound & in good health. Baladore Privado, know as Binky, is small, compact and has a very sweet temperment. He's about 15.3 hands, is sound and in good health. Binky has gone from bay to grey like his mom. I saw Binky born and Flo was about 2 when I got him. I got both from the same breeder who lived near me. A friend recommended I contact you. Due to the economy, we about to lose everything. I have 2 paso fino horses. They are untrained, but healthy and well cared for. I can no longer keep them, and I can't sell them being untrained, so I would like to give them to someone who can. I live in Temecula wine country. Please contact me at (951) 551-6419 or my email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you so much.
Annie - Palomino Mare
Annie is a 25 year old palomino mare in need of a new home. Her owner is losing her house, as well as getting a divorce and can no longer afford to keep Annie. She has owned Annie for 11 years. Annie has ringbone and would make a wonderful companion horse, or could possibly do therapeutic riding. Sweet disposition and very easy keeper. Call Sue at 760-419-7063
Reggie seen by his vet on 5/19, all vaccines updated and now current and he did a review of his health. Dr. Martin thinks he is around 25-27, he is smallish at 14.3 hands, has a couple of teeth missing in the back, but chews his feed well. Body condition good, likes his weight but agrees he needs more exercise for muscle tone. He has decreased range of motion in both fetlock joints and some discomfort when the Right front is flexed. This is due to degenerative joint disease, but he is quite rideable, but needs more conditioning. He would benefit from Flex products and he prefers Lubrisyn, later down the road perhaps hyaluronic acid injectable, but not at this point. I asked him if he were a horse that was close the need for euthanasia and he said absolutely not, he has a lot of life left in him.
He has an excellent temperament, no bad habits like cribbing, biting, kicking. He was for my daughter and we got him when she was 11, she is now almost 20 and has a baby and I cannot afford him and neither of us has enough time to be fair to him. He would make a great companion horse and good for an advanced beginner or intermediate rider. If under the control of a riding teacher he could be a good fit for beginning riders. He is sensitive to reining, so not a slug out on trail. I will include all tack and supplies. I just want a good home for him, not slaughter/auction.
My cell is 858-663-6302. Thanks, Lynne
I was wondering what your standards are for taking in horses. I surrently have a 15 y/o QH gelding, about 15.2 or 15.3hh that I can not afford to take care of. He is lame in his front right and has some weakness in his hind end from lack of muscle use. I got him about 3 months ago and his previous owner kept him in a 12x12 stall with no turn out or exercise. When I got him, she didnt have any history to give me on him. He is very sweet and kind. We have ridden him lightly, and he does pretty well. I've had the vet, farrier, and chiropractor out her. I do not have the money to cover the vet bills to figure out exactly what is wrong with him. He is not showing any signs of navicular or founder. I don't want to put him to sleep but I don't have many options left. We have been turning him out regularly and letting him move around and he runs and plays and seems to feel great until you put weight on him. I simply can't afford the vet bills. Please let me know if you can help. Thanks for your time. Molly 619-253-5542
Willow, TB Mare
Hi,I realize you probably get contacted all the time by people like me about horses like Willow. I was left an abandoned, neglected TB mare 6 years ago and have been doing my best to care for her in the meantime. I am up against a wall now, as I have lost my job, which provided me with a home and pasture. Willow has already had a tough time of it,and i want the best for her. She is 17, and cannot be ridden due to a back issue that causes her pain with weight on her back. She is sweet and easy to be around, gets along well with other horses. If you can help us, or know of anyone who can, please be in touch.Thanks,Robyn707-272-2127
Hello, I have recently found you from a kind person on Craigslist recommending you. I have come into some very hard times and I need to find my 24 year old Arabian mare a home. She has cushings and is not sound so this has become practically impossible to find her a home. I have had her for 22 years and it is heart breaking for me but I need to find a home for her. As of December I can no longer afford to keep her and I was hoping that you or someone you know would have any information as to what I might be able to do. The very last option I have is euthanasia which is something that I desperately do not want to do. Any information or help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you. Rhiannon Clarke. email@example.com
Tessy, Oct 31
I have a mare who I think is IR she has some problems with her front feet. I saved her from going to be lion food up in Phelan. I now find I cannot keep her any more. I have her listed on Petfinder I desperately NEED someone to take her. She is broke. NOT mean in anyway. SHe is hard to catch but doesn't kick bite buck or rare just plays catch me if you can. SHe trailers is great in a round pen. loves to be with another horse. WOuld be a wonderful companion. In general if feed were less I would never give her away. I fear someone may hurt her by not caring for her feet or put in the auction. She is beautiful I THINK. please contact me if you would be interested. I could transport her somewhat locally if you were interested. Stacy, firstname.lastname@example.org