The horses listed below are available through Mississippi Horses and are located at either Twelve Oaks Farm in Madison, Muleshoe Ranch in Carroll County or in foster homes. Thank you for considering adopting a horse and please be sure to check the links of other rescue groups in our network and our Owners in Need page! For more information please call 601-201-8522. For more information on how to adopt or foster a horse please visit our Adoption Information page.
|The Yalobusha County horses have regained their health and are ready for adoption/training. In February 2014, In Defense of Animals was awarded custody of 17 malnourished horses. Many of the horses are wild and have never been handled and will need training in order for them to be placed. There are funds available for qualified trainers willing to take on a special project or two. If you would like to join our network of trainers and/or foster homes please fill out an application. For more information please call 601-201-8522. Click here to view the horses.|
|Effie was part of the Yalobusha County rescue back in February. She is a beautiful paint saddle horse. Initially she had some trust issues and didn't like people very much but with lots of ground work using Parelli techniques, she has made great progress! We are so proud of her and how well she's come around. She is doing great on the trails. We will try to post video ASAP. Her adoption fee is $400.|
|Annie is a 2 year old medicine hat paint pony. We don't believe she'll get much over 14h. Very sweet disposition just needs someone willing to take the time to train her. Once she starts training her fee will increase. We are trying to reduce the number of horses in training so she is a foster to adopt, meaning there is no fee.|
|Prim is one of the 17 Yalobusha County horses that was rescued from neglect in February. Prim is a 14.2h quarter horse with beautiful blue eyes. She is just an awesome horse! She has so much potential and is ready for her new owner to take her into the discipline of their choice. She is very athletic and the type of horse that will give you her whole heart once you've connected with her. She is very curious and very reactive and needs an owner that is calm and very light handed. She is doing great on the trails! Watch video|
|Chickasaw - we do not know why we still have this horse! She will make a great step up horse for child or small adult. She is a beautiful bay mare that was abandoned in Chickasaw County. She is very well mannered and an easy keeper. The more we ride this little girl the more impressed we are with her. We ride her mostly on the trails, she is not spooky and will go through and over anything. Because she has a lot of get up and go, she needs a confident rider. While it's easy to keep her pulled back, her high energy might intimidate a beginner. She will make a great play date pony and best friend. Adoption fee: $400. Watch video|
|ADOPTION PENDING. Spencer was a part of the big seizure of 84 horses in Nashville TN in 2009. He was approximately 2 years old but still had a lot of growing to do. We believe he is some kind of paso fino or peruvian cross. He has a very smooth gait and a great disposition. He is doing great on the trails! He is still green but very willing and wants to please. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. His adoption fee is $400. Watch Video|
|FOSTERED. General wins the heart of everyone who meets him. His sweet and inquisitive nature has made him a barn favorite. He is doing great in training, listens and is willing to please. He has just been introduced to the saddle and will soon be introduced to the rider. He is a 10 year old quarter horse gelding. He's super special and we know that whoever adopts him will feel the same way. His adoption fee is $400.|
|Daisy is a 15 year old quarter horse mare that was a part of the Washington County rescue this summer. She has just started round pen work and appears to have had a bad experience at some point and becomes defensive. We'd love to find that special someone who has the time to work with her. We have decided to let her live out her life at the sanctuary at Muleshoe. She is slightly roach backed and we feel that she's sore when ridden. She is still available as a companion.|
ADOPTED. Dixie is in training with Ellen Gregory who enjoys working with ponies and getting them ready for the show ring. We look forward to seeing what great things she can accomplish with the right training. She is a 5 year old flea bitten grey mare. She was a part of the Washington County rescue. She did not like people and was very distrusting when we took her in this past summer. She has had a complete turn around but is still a little timid. She is very willing and listens well and is doing great under saddle. She's a smart girl and we think she's going to be a great little pony for the right person.
|Bentley is a recent return. He was from the Yazoo County rescue in 2011. He was doing well being ridden by a young girl before leaving Muleshoe over a year ago but has not been handled much since. He is a cute, cute little quarter horse who will need a confident rider. Bentley is doing great! His nice strong back begs to be ridden bareback which he does well. He will take advantage of a beginner but will give you his whole heart if you'll take the time to truly connect with him.|
|Simon is a beautiful quarter horse colt (now gelding) born June 2012. This is one good looking little horse! He hasn't been handled much but he's a smart boy and learns quickly. His adoption fee is $175. Click here to read his story and to thank his sponsors.|
|Sadie is a 6 year old 16.3h Thoroughbred mare. She was too slow and laid back for the race track. She is a very nice and friendly mare. She is sound but due to a deformity in her right front she does not need to be jumped. We are evaluating her for a couple of weeks and will keep you posted as to what kind of job we think she'll enjoy. Her adoption fee is $800. Watch video Get a first hand view of what it's like to ride Sadie. Watch video|
|PJ is a quarter horse paint gelding pony about 3 years old. He's shy but very sweet and smart. He picks up on things really quick. He has an old eye injury on right eye but seems to see fine out of it. His jaw also received some kind of damage. He eats fine though and it isn't really noticeable. A vet determined that his adult teeth could possibly grow in but either way it shouldn't bother him other than he is a slow eater. Click here for more on PJ. Adoption fee $150|
|ADOPTED. Sophie is a 15.2h 7 year old appaloosa mare. She was a part of the Leake County herd that was rescued in 2010. She was returned in December 2013 and we put her in training. She is a very laid back horse. She does great at the walk andtrot and we are working on getting her to canter. We feel that she will make a great trail horse, she will follow or lead and is a nice safe mount. Watch video 09/05/13|
|Scarlett was only 3 months old when over 100 wild horses were rounded up from the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in Nevada and shipped to MS. She has had a foster for two years but is now ready to find her forever home. She is a beautiful mover and very attentive to her person. She is now 2 years old and in training and doing great. Her adoption fee will increase with training so please let us know if you're interested in working and training your own. She's ready!|
ADOPTION PENDING. Piper is a beautiful dark chestnut mare. She was born at Have A Heart Horse Rescue in April 2011. She just came back from several months of training with Sylvia Shannon. Piper is doing great and we will continue to put the miles on her that she needs to find her forever home. Adoption fee is $400.
Watch video 05-05-14
The following horses are in foster care and need to be re-homed. These are horses that were adopted/fostered and in need of further training.
|ADOPTED. Rosa was part of the Yazoo County rescue in 2011. We believe she's been ridden in her past. Rosa's trainer says she is a super nice horse! She's still considered green but just needs someone who can continue her training. Her adoption fee is $400.|
|ADOPTED. Bella was part of the Jones County rescue in 2010. She is approximately 8 or 9 years old. She was in the Trainers Showcase but has not been worked with since. She was started under saddle but will need to be started again from the ground up.|
|Senoma was part of the Coyote Hills Rescue of 20 peruvians, many that were former show horses, that were abandoned and left to fend for themselves. We believe Senoma has never been handled and is afraid of people. She's a beautiful mover with lots of potential. She needs someone to take her on as a special project.|
|ADOPTED. Oliver is a 10 year old cryptorchid stallion (one testicle hasn't descended) and will have surgery as soon as he gains weight and is in better condition. He was dumped on family members who didn't have the knowledge or a place to keep him so they tied him to a tree. He has a very sweet disposition and is easy to handle. To follow his progress please join us on facebook, Oliver's album.|
Pedro was part of a herd of peruvians that were abandoned by their owner for two years until seized by law enforcement and taken in by Coyote Hills Rescue. For his entire life all he had known was how to fight for survival.
I was documenting his progress to show that even the most stunted of babies with horrible conformation can grow and their limbs straighten out. He came a long way in the 6 months that we had him.
Unfortunately, on May 11, Pedro had a freak accident and had to be euthanized. He was frightened and tried to jump a fence breaking his shoulder. We are just grateful that he had the chance to enjoy life. We’ll never forget the first time we saw him running and bucking. It was so cute. It’s always hard to lose one but he was especially hard after watching him come so far.
Watch Pedro’s journey.