We currently have several horses in our program that are ready for placement and others that will be ready soon. Our adoptable horses are listed below. You can also find information about the horses who are available or currently need funds and resources on our main Facebook page. Don't use Facebook? No problem, please contact us via email, firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where you're located and what you are looking for in an equine partner and we can let you know if we might have the perfect match for you! If you're interested in one of those horses, be sure to contact us for more information.
Our Success Stories page has just a few of the horses who have found new homes through the efforts of G A I T and our supporters. You can see more of them on the above Facebook page as well.
We want to thank all of you who have given time, funds and resources to our efforts. Without your help, G A I T would not be possible, and many lives would not be have been saved.
As you view our adoptable horses, please remember that all horses are placed with a Contract that includes a no breeding, no rehoming clause that is strictly enforced. We require all adopters to complete an Application (a $25 non-refundable Application fee applies, use the "donate" button above) and will require approval of the Application before you come to meet any of your horses. Unless noted, GAIT, Inc. adoptable horses are UTD on all vaccines, dental and farrier. They have gone through a minimum of 30-days quarantine if coming through sale barns, auctions or kill pens. Each horse is carefully evaluated and we will share everything we know with potential adopters. On average, GAIT, Inc. horses are with us for at least 60 days, many much longer depending on their needs. The adoption fee you pay is usually much less than our cost to rehab these horses, these fees along with private donations and fundraisers are then used to help new horses as they come in or towards the care of less adoptable horses who require special care, training or long term care with our rescue. Email us at email@example.com for more information on any of these great horses.
Don't see just the right horse, please remember that we get new horses in and become aware of horses available all the time. Many of our best horses never get past the "coming soon" without new homes. We highly recommend that if you are actively looking for a horse, that you complete an adoption Application to have it on file with us. That way, if we get a horse in that we think might work for you, we can contact you immediately. It also gives us a "be on the look out" list when we see at risk horses that may just be your perfect horse. We do not keep a waiting list, we use the on file Adoption Application as the "waiting list". Please scroll all the way to the bottom of this page for the Application.
Pretty Boy Masterpiece - or "Burt" as we've been calling him (in honor of Burt Reynolds - Tall, Dark and Handsome!), is a 14yo REGISTERED TN Walking Horse gelding that stands a stout 15.2h. He has trail experience, is sweet to work with and stunning to look at. He will do great for a confident intermediate rider who enjoys long weekend rides. He's not perfect, but who is. He's sensible, kind and smart. He has a long ground covering stride, will foxtrot, flat walk and rack. This is the kind of horse that is a joy to ride and a joy to be around. Because he does cover a lot of ground at the walk, he will be best with a rider that is comfortable with the more forward walk of the TN Walking Horse.
The video shared here was his first evaluation ride in a busy multi-use park followed by video done in NJ during his trail refresher work. He was ridden through the neighborhood past trash cans, mail boxes and lawn mowers and is traffic safe. He encountered several cyclists in the park and while we politely asked them to stop for our safety he boldly continued on past them, although he was wary. We met hikers and folks with leashed dogs that barked at him and again, wary, but willing to continue on. His trail partner for his first ride with us, Rio, was lagging on the way out, Burt didn't mind and was happy to stop and wait when asked. On the way home, Rio, found his legs and decided Burt was too relaxed, after all - dinner was at home! Burt let Rio go on out ahead and Burt just maintained the relaxed stride he had settled into on the ride.
When we encountered a new obstacle, like the creek crossings and bridge crossings, he was not comfortable moving forward on his own, but was more than happy to follow Rio right on over and then boldly handled the obstacle himself without hesitation the next time. Now that he has had a bit of tuneup, he is happily riding alone or with others. He was ridden in a Myler short shank Comfort Snaffle with a 3-finger loose flat curb chain on the initial ride, and the trainer is using a longer shank for his training rides. He was comfortable accepting bit contact but once he settled into a good trail rhythm, he went along on a loose rein.
He is turned out in a mixed herd and is happiest on field board, he was not a fan of stalls. He's a live and let live kinda guy in the field - just happily hangs out with the herd. He maintains weight on free choice forage and about 5lbs of safe-starch senior feed daily, although he may need additional calories when in work. He is currently barefoot.
Burt is available for adoption and located in Westminster, MD. He is UTD on farrier, dental, vaccines and coggins. Burt's adoption fee is $1500. You may view is video here: https://youtu.be/aU4kUMvTGhw
AVAILABLE - currently in professional training
Ash is a 3yo, 14.1h (and still growing) Gaited filly located in Franklinville, NJ. She came to Gait, Inc. as a feral, completely unhandled weanling in the fall of 2016. She has learned all of her basics, has a solid foundation on the ground and is going well under saddle with over 90 days of professional training. She is a beautiful gold champagne with three white socks and a blaze, quite striking, and she is going to be a good sized girl. She should finish out just under 15h and will be a well boned and stocky mare. She is curious and intelligent, she learns quickly, but will do best with an experienced and patient rider since she is still green. She has been turned out with other horses and has done well with mares and geldings. Ash is over 90 days into her under saddle training and is now in Franklinville, NJ for trail finishing training. Ash's adoption fee is $1300 which includes 90 days of professional training with Legacy Sport Horses plus trail training in NJ. We don't have a full video of her yet, but here's a great gaiting video for you. CLICK HERE and you can follow her on facebook here SKYHAWKE FARM
Adoption Pending - currently in professional training with Nola Haupert-Keill of RoNo Ranch in Waymart, PA
Angel is a coming 4yo Tiger Horse/KY Mountain Horse mare. She comes to GAIT, Inc. from a breeder dispersal, the breeder is having health issues and needed to liquidate her entire herd. Angel was the last one remaining because she was completely unbroke and refused to get on the trailer when another group came and got several of the breeder's horses. They contacted us, we send our transport down with a stock trailer and after 30-days with us, we had an amazing opportunity to get her up to Nola for training.
Angel is by a Tiger Horse stallion who's bloodlines are Tiger and Paso Fino, and she is out of a KY Mountain Horse mare. She is UTD on vaccines, farrier and dental. Oh, and she loads and trailers wonderfully now! We have Angel's history from birth. She was lovingly bred, handled from birth and allowed to mature to the beautiful mare you see in the video. Born 4/11/15 she has been lovingly cared for since day one.
Angel stands at a very stocky 14.1h (and may still grow a bit), the trainers in the video are 6' and 6'4" to give you an idea of her size! The video is a compilation of her first 45 days of training with Nola Haupert-Keill of Ro-No Ranch in Waymart, PA. You'll see that she has been given a solid foundation on the ground, ponied on trails, and her under saddle work is progressing well after a solid 30-days of ground work. Angel's gait is solid, smooth and natural, she's even starting canter under saddle at this point. The under saddle work you see in this video is a 2-week progression from first backing to first canter strides under saddle.
Angel has proved to be a very smart and willing mare, a product of a careful breeding program. She is self-confident and loves to work. She's the whole package - gait, personality, intelligence and looks all rolled into one package.
Angel will remain with Nola for a full 90 days of training, which is included in her adoption fee. Adopt now and participate in her training, this mare is of the best quality pleasure horses you are going to find. She may be owned by a rescue, but she has none of the "baggage" often associated with rescue horses. Angel is available for adoption at $1800 including a full 90 days of training. View her video, taken throughout her first 45 days from ground work to first canter steps. youtu.be/KzbPjM12b8I
Duncan came to GAIT, Inc. from a kill pen in PA. He is an 18yo, approx 15.2h (approx) TN Walking Horse gelding. He came to us covered in fungal infections, under weight and pin worms so bad that he had rubbed all of the hair off of his tail and backside. He has been with GAIT, Inc. since June 2018 and he is finally healthy and ready for his new home. His initial riding evaluation proved what we thought all along! Duncan is a well broke horse, he is very sweet, easy to work with and has wonderful ground manners. While we still need to get him out on the trails, we believe Duncan will be an excellent partner for the trail rider that is looking for that signature ground covering TN Walking Horse walk. He will be great for a confident novice or above, we have not seen any bad behaviors from Duncan and he was brave under saddle after sitting unridden for at least six months. He is sound and would love to have his very own person to shower with affection. Duncan's adoption fee will be $1300, he is currently located in Pylesville, MD and video will be posted as soon as we get him out on the trails.
AVAILABLE - currently in professional training with Rick Shaffer of R & S Paso Finos in Somerset, PA
Mia is a striking young Mountain Horse type mare. She is a coming 4yo, stands around 14h and is a solidly built young mare. She comes from the Cranbury Sale Barn and came to GAIT, Inc with a pulled groin muscle. After 60 days of healing time, she has begun her under saddle training.
Mia is very naturally gaited and is going to make a wonderful trail partner. She has 90 days of professional training under her belt, but we recommend her for a confident intermediate or above because she still needs mileage and is very young. She is a brave and sensible mare who is going to make a fabulous trail partner with potential for longer rides and even Competitive or Distance riding. Mia will do best in a home that plans on giving her a job and with strong herd members. She is not the kind of horse that will do well sitting for weeks before you hop on, she is young and smart and needs to work to be happy.
Mia is available for adoption now including her first 90-days of training with Rick Shaffer for $1300. Video is not currently available.
Estrella is a 5yo Morgan type mare (NOT gaited) standing at around 14.2h. She has arrived back in Maryland after receiving 120 days of training in NC. She is currently in foster care in Laytonsville, MD getting some more mileage. She came to GAIT, Inc. from a kill pen via a private donor that paid her bail and quarantine. She is available for adoption to an experienced rider that can finish her training, she's got a great head start and is ready to go on to great things. Her current adoption fee is $1200. She is UTD on shots, coggins, farrier and dental. Video is not available at this time. Estrella is in foster care in Gaithersburg, MD.
Honey Moon is a 19yo 15h TN Walking Horse gelding. He has been with the same person for the past 15 years. He is an experienced trail horse and will ride alone or with others. He is middle of the herd and is up to date on coggins, shots, dental, etc. He rides best in a bitless bride and is being kept with a trainer until placed to keep him in work. He does obstacles and does well on the trail. He does need a confident intermediate rider as he can get nervous in new situations. After all, he's only known one rider for the past 15 years. Honey's adoption fee is $1100 and he is currently located near Harper's Ferry, WV.
Pilgrim is a gorgeous 15.1h, 14yo Racking Horse. He comes to GAIT from a sale lot in Lebanon, PA and arrived in November. He is currently in refresher training at Skyhawke Farm in Franklinville, NJ. We can't say enough good stuff about this horse. He is amazing under saddle, he's got a solid, natural gait, an easy walk, neck reins - pretty much confident beginner or above under saddle. However, potential adopters need to know, he will do best as an only horse or with geldings only, he gets very herd bound to mares. His ground work is still not perfect, he can get antsy, so because of that, we are putting him at "Confident Intermediate" or above. Under saddle just about anyone can ride this horse, but he needs someone that will enforce ground manners and not be turned off by a horse that might not always stand still when not mounted. He ties, cross ties, goes over water, good with dogs, loves attention, good around traffic, his only flaw is that ground work and we thing once he's bonded with his person a lot of that will settle down. We will be compiling a video to post here soon, but in the mean time, visit the SKYHAWKE FARM facebook page for video updates. Pilgrim is UTD on all of his shots and coggins and his adoption fee is $1300.
AVAILABLE and currently in professional training
Rory is an adorable 6yo TN Walking Horse gelding that stands 14.3h. He's the first one to greet you at the gate and loves to be loved on. He's great with the other horses in the field. He stands quietly in cross ties, stands for mounting and will walk quietly on a loose rein.
Rory is being ridden on the trails alone and is confident with new situations when he encounters them. He's good with dogs under foot and takes everything in stride. He has been in Maryland since Oct 2018 and comes to GAIT, Inc. as a rescue to rescue transfer from North Carolina. He was green broke on arrival and has been under the care and training of Lacey Mackintosh of Stable Minds LLC since arrival to MD.
This beautiful young man is a fabulous trail partner and is so willing and with an amazing mind. The video you will see was shot on a cold, windy day and even with all of that he quietly moves along through the fields even when coming back towards his buddies. If we can fault him for anything at all it is that he is sensitive having his ears handled, other than that, he really is a dream.
Rory's best rider will be an confident novice or above that is looking for a partner to meander down the trail with. He wants to be your best friend, so if you're looking for a horse to bond with, pamper and love, Rory's your man.
Rory's adoption fee is $1300 and he is located in Adamstown, MD. He is available and ready to go to his new home. youtu.be/q8CSfRdLBZw to view Rory's video.
Willow is a beautiful 19yo, 14.2h Spotted Saddle Horse mare. She's got a lovely trail gait, a nice ground covering walk and is a trail experienced mare. Willow is very willing and is looking for someone she can bond with. She's great for the vet and farrier, ties and cross ties, she's got great ground manners. She loads and trailers wonderfully. She's sound and currently barefoot. She's low-girl in the pecking order and just avoids herd drama.
She has UTD on shots, coggins, farrier and has had a dental done. She's polite with her food and enjoys apples. She's been a real joy to have around the farm.
Because she does cover ground at the walk, like many gaited horses, we are recommending her to confident novice or above. On her evaluation rides she proved to be easy going. She's extremely comfortable to ride and has a lovely slow and intermediate gait, but if you push her too fast she will get trotty. We did not try to canter her, but she does have a beautiful canter in the field.
We recommend senior feed for her with some chopped alfalfa to maintain her weight. Her teeth are great though, so no worries there. She has been tested for Cushings and Insulin Resistance and her blood tests were negative.
Willow is the kind of horse that can sit, pull her out of the field and ride, you'll get the same horse every time. On her evaluation trail ride she crossed the concrete bridge, went through mud and standing water, was happy to lead or follow - pretty much didn't care either way. She encountered a bike coming at her and while she looked, she didn't react (her buddy horse was a very solid citizen). If she is uncomfortable with a new obstacle she will stop, she may try to turn away, but is happy to try if you ask. She is not comfortable in a bit, we found a leather side pull to be perfect for her. She gaits beautifully on a loose rein.
Willow is available for adoption through GAIT, Inc. with a no-rehoming, no breeding contract. Her adoption fee is $800. Visit www.gaitrrr.org for more information or complete an Adoption Application found at the bottom of our Available Horses page. Willow is currently in foster care and located in New Park, PA
View her video here: https://youtu.be/qBT-efVniQE
AVAILABLE - Cassie is a double registered TN Walking Horse/Spotted Saddle Horse mare. She's just 5 years old and a stout approx 14.1h and she is currently just beginning her under saddle training. She is current on vaccines & coggins. She is available to an EXPERIENCED home now but GAIT, Inc. will get her into training as soon as a slot opens up for her at one of our partner trainers. She can also be adopted by an experienced trainer who is looking for their own personal horse (no resale projects, sorry). Her adoption fee before formal training begins is $800, this will go up once she is going under saddle. This is a VERY friendly mare, loves attention and will follow you all around the farm. Cassie is currently in foster care in Melfa, VA
Charity is a beautiful 2yo Walking Horse (TWHBEA elgible) filly that was born in December 2016, just two weeks after arriving with our Gait, Inc. foster. She is located near Fallbrook, CA and is TWHBEA registration eligible. This filly hit the ground gaiting and has been handled daily. She is use to dogs, kids even donkeys and other farm animals. Charity's adoption fee is $500 and she will require an experienced adopter that is willing to continue working with her as she blooms.
Oreo is a 13yo black and white Spotted Saddle Horse mare that stands a stout 15.2h+ (approx). Oreo came to GAIT as an owner surrender with a Body Condition Score of around 2 and coated in thick crusted manure with feet that had not been trimmed in a very long time. A concerned equestrian found this mare in the care of a private party that didn't know anything about horse care. They convinced the owner to give her to them, and they in turn have asked GAIT to take her. She arrived safely to GAIT on May 6.
Oreo She has had 60 days of refresher training as we found on her initial evaluation that she was tense and "rushy". During the final portion of her training we identified some pain issues that were causing her "rushy" behavior under saddle. She appears to possibly have old injuries to her ribs which makes carrying a rider painful. We are awaiting a chiropractor to come see her to determine if these injuries will heal with care or if they are permanent. She is otherwise sound, and would make an excellent driving prospect.
Oreo's adoption fee is $800 and she is currently located in Westminster, Maryland. Due to possible rib injuries, she is not currently available as a riding horse.
Glory is a beautiful 24yo 15.2 1/2h Tennessee Walking Horse located in Thurmont, MD. He was in the care of and loved by the same family for his entire life. When they found they were no longer able to keep Glory, they sent him to us to make sure he got an amazing home. Glory is a family-friendly horse that will do well with an advanced beginner or above rider as his ground manners are a bit rusty. He is sound, but does have Cushings, well managed with medication and careful diet, blood work was recently done and his values are all fabulous. Glory is considered "special needs" and his adoption fee is $600. Please view his video and for more information here: https://youtu.be/Hz_koG9BCSk Glory is currently in foster care in Woodbine, MD
Flash is an 18yo TN Walking Horse gelding that is just stunning in person. He is a rose gray tobiano that stands around 14.2h. He comes to GAIT, Inc. from a private owner surrender. A concerned private party found him in her area with a neglectful owner, she took him in, rehabilitated him and then contacted GAIT, Inc. so that he could find his forever home safely under our adoption contract. Flash is currently with a foster in Gaithersburg, MD. His adoption fee is $800 and will be best suited for a confident novice or above. He is fun to ride, but can get tense so a rider that will not react to that will be perfect for him. He will need to be ridden bitless as he appears to have a few melanomas in his mouth (80% of gray horses have melanomas). He is gaited, but because of years of upside-down riding, his go-to is inverted and trotty. He's a sweet boy looking for just the right home, he's well behaved, easy to live with and easy to care for.
AVAILABLE as long-term foster or adoption
Dahlia is a sweet 25yo, approx 15h Foxtrotter mare. Her lot video showed a well broke, well mannered girl. She is going to need some additional rehab time and comes to GAIT, Inc. from the Moore's sale barn. She came into quarantine thin, depressed and with severe loose stools and an eye injury. She now eats very well and is steadily gaining weight and she is VERY sound in the field. She will need a bit more time to recuperate and is available as a long-term foster to the right home. This senior needs someone that will love her for the rest of her life and enjoy her. She is good for the farrier and vet and always the first one to greet you at the gate.
These horses are in the GAIT, Inc program and will be available for adoption soon. They either need to complete quarantine and be evaluated or have been evaluated and have training issues that need to be addressed before they will be placed for adoption. Horses in this section are located in Maryland unless otherwise stated.