Available Horses  

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.


  Many of the Copiah County horses are healthy enough to start their evaluation and training. We have 40+ horses right now in our care and while we like to train and work with trainers so that we can give new adoptive parents as much information and even a few lessons with their new horse, with this many horses, we are in need of what we call fostering to adopt. Several of the horses are young ranging from 2 to 4 years old. They will need to go to homes experienced in working with horses since we believe these have not had much training if any. We can assist you with training once we have an opening or we can connect you with one of our many trainers. All of our trainers use natural horsemanship techniques. Our main focus is matching the right horse with the right person according to their abilities, both horse and owner. We know the success in having a rewarding and safe equestrian experience is having the right horse! Pictures and updates coming soon.  
  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.  
DOB: April 2014 Breed: Quarter Horse/cross

Argo’s mother is Shiloh. Shiloh surprised us and despite being severely emaciated delivered a handsome little colt shortly after arriving at Muleshoe. Argo is now at 12 Oaks and has started ground training and is doing very well. He’s very smart and learns quickly. He leads well and is progressing well with ground training and trailering. He’s been gelded and is now ready to find a home of his own. He is a very smart stocky lil guy and is not for the first time horse owner. Because he is very smart he needs a seasoned horse owner and someone used to dealing with frisky youngsters. He is available for adoption to approved homes only.
  Smokie - In training/foster at Reunion Farms. Visit their Facebook page to follow his progress. click here
DOB: April 15, 2014
Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse/Standard - Gaited
He came to us after his mother, Star was killed by debris in the Louisville tornado. Smokie was a two weeks old at the time and found standing nearby with only a few scratches. His family had lost their home and a family member and realized they could not care for an orphaned foal amongst the chaos the tornado left behind. Shortly later Mississippi Horses came into the picture with a place for Smokie to stay and grow up while the family got on their feet. Unfortunately due to financial reasons the family is unable to take Smokie back and he is now looking for a forever home of his own. Smokie is now 13h, has started on basic ground work and is halter trained. He is a sweet boy and gets a long with most horses. Smokie is available for adoption to approved home with previous experience with young horses.
DOB: 2010 Breed: Quarter Horses/Arabian Cross
Rescued from a farm in Bolton, MS as an owner surrender. At this point Shiloh is almost completely wild. She will lead on a halter if you can get your hands on her. She is a gorgeous girl and has a beautiful floating Arabian gait. She will make someone an amazing horse with enough time and lots of love and patience. She is available for adoption to an experienced owner.

DOB: 2012 Breed: TWH Cross - Gaited
Rue was part of the Yalabusha County 17 that were rescued in February 2014. She was severely malnourished but has completely recovered. She just needs time to grow and catch up with where she needs to be. Rue is 14h and a sweet mare. She is halter trained but otherwise untrained. She will begin training in the spring.


DOB: 2005 Breed: Unknown Cross. Jazzy's owner contacted us when he saw one of our Nutrena calendars at his feed store. Looking at the before and after pictures and reading what was involved in getting them there made him realize he couldn't afford to provide for her properly. He had taken her in for a neighbor to breed to his stud colt. She wasn't the worst we've seen but she needed weight and hoof care and certainly didn't need to be bred. Jazzy, formerly called Sheri, is one of the sweetest horses you'll ever meet. She's 14.1h and blind in one eye but it doesn't affect her under saddle, just point her where you want to go and she goes. She's a nice riding horse with lots of chrome and personality. Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Rider. Loads, Baths. Whoever adopts her will have a friend for life. Her adoption fee is $400. Watch video



DOB: 2002 Breed: TWH - Gaited
Effie was part of the Yalabusha Co. 17 that were seized in early 2014. She is excellent on the trails, not spooky and will go wherever she is pointed. Intermediate rider. Smooth gait, fast walker. 14h small but tough. Sweet mare with spunky personality. Good with farrier, baths, clips, loads. is $400.  Watch video

DOB: 2011 Breed: POA
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. Her adoption fee is $150 and will increase with training.
  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  


DOB: 2000 Breed: Quarter Horse
She was abandoned in Chickasaw County back in 2011. Mississippi horses stepped in gave her a place to call home while she waited on her forever home. Chickasaw will make a great horse for advanced young rider interested in riding in events or small adult. This beautiful bay mare needs a job. She is very well mannered and an easy keeper. The more we ride this little girl the more impressed we are with her. She’s mostly been ridden on the trails since finishing her training. 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 and experienced rider. While it's easy to keep her pulled back, her high energy might intimidate some. Adoption fee: $400 Twelve Oaks round up watch video.

  ADOPTED. 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.  
  Simon DOB: 2009 Breed: Quarter Horse
A couple of horses in Holmes County were being kept in a small paddock with no grass and very little to eat. One was a young 15mo old colt whose mom had already perished and he was left to fend for himself. Neighbors, concerned about their poor condition, talked the owner into surrendering them to a rescue organization. Luckily for the two horses, Big Shot and Simon, they found a network of horse people that chipped in to provide for their immediate care, coggins, vaccinations and initial vet check. The bad news was Big Shot's coggins came back positive. The MS Board of Animal Health felt like he was more likely a carrier and not infectious, meaning that Simon was probably negative. We had to make the tough decision to euthanize Big Shot and quarantined Simon for 30 days until he could be retested. As MBAH had suspected, Simon was negative. Simon has spent the last year in a foster home recovering and growing up and is now ready to find his forever home.


DOB: 2008 Breed: OT Appendix Quarter Horse
She was surrendered to us due to her owner falling on hard times. She a 6 year old 16.3h Appendix Quarter Horse who was too slow and laid back for the race track. She is a very sweet and friendly mare. She has a slight club right front and needs a good farrier to keep it in check. She is sound however, but does not need to be jumped. Sadie would be best for an advanced rider and would make a good dressage prospect. She stands tied. She enjoys arena work and tolerates trails. She has a beautiful floating trot and a big pretty canter. Sadie is primarily a one person horse and bonds closely with that person. Sadie does best with routine. Her adoption fee is $800 Watch video



DOB: 2010 Breed: POA
PJ is a quarter horse paint gelding pony about 3 years old. He's calm, 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 which doesn’t bother him other than being a slow eater. He is in a foster home where he is being trained and evaluated. He is in your pocket and would make a great 4-H project horse for an experienced owner. Adoption fee $150

DOB: 2011 Breed: Sheldon Wild Horse
She came from Nevada and is one of the Sheldon Wild Horses. Eager to please, easy to teach. Scarlett is 13.3h has started ground work, calm natured, very friendly, loads, baths. Will start under saddle once her kneecaps close. 13.3h
  Companion Only


DOB: 2006
This poor sweet boy has had a life time of pain and suffering. The original owner was known for riding him fast and hard for miles down the road when he was a young colt causing permanent damage to his body. Only 6 years old, his front fetlocks were enlarged from the wear and tear but went unnoticed by his new owner who admitted to not knowing much about horses. He continued to ride Dillon despite the fact that he would rear and not want to move forward. His owner moved off leaving him tied to a porch post with plans of feeding him on the weekends. Concerned neighbors tried to care for him but he would often go without food or water for days on end. When the owner surrendered him to us, our biggest concern was the quality of life he would have considering everything he had been through. Old injuries included damaged fetlocks with very little flexion, a fractured jaw and back and extreme conformation issues with his back end. While we knew that he will never be any more than a pasture ornament, we felt like he deserved a chance for a good life. Amazingly, Dillon is pain free and having a good time living in the sanctuary at Muleshoe. He’s even boss of the pasture! Thanks to his sponsors, we are able to help horses like Dillon. Dillon is available for adoption to the right home as a companion ONLY.
DOB: 1996 Breed: Morab (Morgan/Arabian)
Zeke was an owner surrender due to an injury. He spent the last 5 years off and has been cleared to be ridden with a light rider. Zeke is 14.2h and beginner safe. Great personality, floaty Arabian trot, good with farrier, stands tied, baths, clips loads. He is a great teacher and will make a great first horse for someone wanting to learn how to handle a horse, groom, pick up feet, etc. He is available to approved homes only.
  Daisy DOB: 2001 Breed: Quarter Horse
She is a quarter horse mare that was a part of the Washington County rescue. She has been mistreated and is learning to trust. She is slightly roach backed and we feel that she's sore when ridden. She is still available as a companion. We'd love to find that special someone who has the time to work with her and give her that special companionship she deserves. Until we find that special home she will have her place at the sanctuary at Muleshoe.
  Butch and Sundance
DOB: 2007 & 2005 Hafflinger Cross
Butch and Sundance were part of the 471 Rankin Co. Rescue. They are a bonded pair approximately 14h each, neither has been handled much but they get along well with the other horses at the sanctuary and are agreeable when they come up at feeding time. Butch and Sundance would make a gorgeous matched pair for pulling a cart for someone with the patience to work with them.

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.




DOB: 2009 Breed: Quarter horse

Buck is a 14h buck skin gelding. He was found loose in Rankin County when he was about 2 years old. He has since been trained but has flash backs from when he was abused. He is still in training and we hope that in time he will overcome his fear.

  Senoma 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.  

Other Rescue Groups:

Dark Horse Rescue - Hernando, MS

Animal Protection and Education Assoc. - VanCleave, MS

West Point/Clay County Animal Shelter - West Point, MS

Heinz Veterinary Services - Sumrall, Ms

Mississippi Animal Rescue League - Jackson, MS

Save Our Strays - Mendenhall, MS

Owners in Need

PedroPedro 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.