Onyx was a rescue from a neglect situation and we believe there was some abuse as well because she was very fearful of her hooves being handled when we got her. She has received one week of professional natural horsemanship training and now allows her feet to be handled. She is broken to ride and is doing well with her ongoing training. She is calm and good natured under saddle thouhg we don't think she is quite ready for a beginner rider yet as she has had limited time under saddle. She is receiving regular riding and training at her foster home now though so she may be ready for a beginner before long. We don't know her exact age and cannot be certain of her breed (though she came from someone who owned show TWHs so we expect she is full TWH).
Update: Onyx has been ridden more often at her foster home and is doing great!
She is a sweet horse who is easy to catch in the pasture and generally is calm natured. We have ridden her Western and have taken her out on short trail rides with no problems. She lunges well and loads great - she loads by being pointed into a trailer and she will then load herself.
About our rescue horses:
Our horses have received their basic vaccinations (Rabies vaccine, EWT combo vaccine) at the time of adoption. They have been dewormed and have a negative Coggins test as well. All horses have received a hoof assessment and trimming done by Pete Ramey. We do our best to determine what amount of training they have had and to represent them as accurately as possible. However, we usually do not know the history of our horses, so we determine training by how the horses act after we get them. Please call ahead or email to set up a time to meet our horses if you are interested in adopting. They are at foster homes so we may need up to a couple days notice in order to schedule a time for you to see them. We will adopt to either permanant homes or to a trainer who plans to school the horse and then find it a long term home.
We desire for our horses to find a good home where the horse will be a good fit with the person adoption him/her. With that goal in mind, we do our best to accurately represent everything, good and bad, with our horses. Since they have received a full vet exam, many times there are health problems recorded here. The vast majority of horses have at least some health issue, though most sellers are unaware if the horse has not recently received a full examination. Therefore keep this in mind if we report a horse has some soreness or lameness issues - our horses are likely not less sound than other horses on this site - we simply examine them and report all concerns.
As part of helping new owners find a horse that is a good fit, we offer several valuable services included as part of the adoption fee on our horses. We offer a 1-2 hour training session with Alexandria Dodgen who trains using natural horsemanship techniques. She will help you learn to handle your new horse in a way that gets your horses listening to and respecting you. She is also available to fully train your new horse, though that is not included with the adoption fee. Our goal is to help you and your new horse have the best start possible and to help you find a horse that will be a great long term fit for you and your family. Offers for training are dependent on you bringing the horse to the trainer's facility (or potentially paying an additional house call fee at your expense). In addition to the training session, CARE also provides two weeks free boarding until you can pick up your new horse.
Adoption fees are negotiable to the right home.
Delivery may be available depending on your location.
Company / Facility:
Care - Crossroads Animal Rescue -
CARE is an equine, dog and cat rescue headquartered in Seneca, SC. We are the non-profit branch of Crossroads Animal Hospital. We obtain our horses primarily from neglect cases from the local animal control. We provide vet services, good feeding programs, and hoof care for our rescue horses and then find them good homes. To contact us, email or call (864)972-9994