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Saddlebred Rescue's Featured Horses

Saddle Horse Report Online is proud to partner with Saddlebred Rescue, Inc., a 501(c)3 charitable organization, to bring more attention to horses in need of a forever home. Many of these horses are suitable for lesson programs and even academy classes at horse shows. Some will need to live out their lives as companions or “pasture ornaments.” A few breedable mares with papers have even been rescued. Whatever their new purpose in life, these horses deserve to live in dignity. Saddle Horse Report Online features adoptable horses from Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. on an ongoing basis.

Do you have a lesson program or need a practice horse? Want to give a horse a chance at the good life and to give back to the Saddlebred world from which they left and have now returned? Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. (SBR) has found a wonderful source of safe and broke horses. Most of these horses have spent a good portion of their lives going up and down the road for the Amish. Some are no longer able to keep up the rigorous Amish work schedule; others just don’t like traffic passing them. These horses still have a lot to give - won't you help them find a new job and a forever home?

Nealia McCracken and Pat Johnson are spending their Mondays at New Holland Sales Stable in New Holland, Pennsylvania, waiting for Saddlebreds-in-need to go through. Without the intervention of Saddlebred Rescue, most of these horses are destined for the slaughterhouse.

All horses bought by SBR are thoroughly evaluated and first ridden by professionals. After that, the lesson kids - riders of varying levels - get their turn to determine just what level the horses are suited for. Every horse is handled, cleaned up, given a bath, clipped, etc. to get a good idea of each horse’s behavior and temperament. Then they are ready to find new homes. And that's where you, the Saddlebred Community, come in!

These horses are available to individuals who can provide good homes. A modest adoption fee is charged, but all fees go back toward the care and purchase of additional rescues. Horses of every different level have been rescued; it just depends on what goes through the sale that week.

Toby – aka Truly’s Flight Time (has papers) is a very pretty 11 year old 15.2 hands bay mare. Toby is extremely affectionate  and enjoys being around people. She is a nice ride. She has a bit of zip but is well behaved both on the ground and under saddle. Toby puts her head in a good place, she WTCs but the canter needs work.  Toby could make a nice academy horse or pleasure horse.  In a former life she was listed in the sale catalog as 5 gaited and as having a lot of motion.  Toby is by Time to Boogie whose dam Miss Boogaloo is also the dam of Prize Contender.  She is out of Truly’s First Flight by Hallalujah’s Choice.

Dori – A bright chestnut 4-5 yr old mare. Dori is a very sweet young mare. She is a bit more than green broke now and getting better all the time. Dori loves people and loves attention. She is very fine (deer like) and feminine. Dori is athletic and willing, so she can and will do whatever you ask of her, but she seems most comfortable in a hunter or dressage type frame.  She is an excellent dressage or hunter prospect. Dori would also make a wonderful personal pleasure horse.

Ninja Girl – Chestnut mare about 8-10 yrs old and 15.3 hands. Ninja Girl is a favorite at SBR. She has a very winning personality, loves people and craves attention. This mare WTCs and would make a wonderful personal pleasure horse or could be a useful lesson horse.  She is nice to work around and has good manners under saddle. She has an adorable face and is quite pretty. Ninja Girl travels in a lower frame and might be a good hunter or dressage horse, although she will come up if asked, and it getting easier for her to raise up all the time.

For more information, and to see pictures and other information about the above horses and others as they become available at (where you can find an adoption form) or on the rescue discussion forum at

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