Horses Ready for Adoption

WHOAS has three horses that are ready for adoption. Two of them are from the herd we were asked to take in when they ended up on private property last July. The third is a young, 3-year old boy who was bothering domestic mares when he ventured out of the forestry onto private land.

We want to point out that WHOAS gentles the horses that so that they can be safely handled by their new owners as they then begin their new lives. This means these horses have been gentled to touch and be haltered. They are taught to lead and go into our barn stalls to be fed and groomed. They are taught to step forward in the stall and lift their feet to allow cleaning under and behind them. They are also taught to step forward in the stall and to stand until they are untied and the butt rope is removed. Only then are they asked to back up quietly.

Those that stay longer may have work done on their feet if necessary and possibly desensitized to a saddle pad. We do not train the horses further as the adopters may have a purpose and a method of training suited to their goals. This gentling program we have devised has worked very well even with the older wild horses we have rescued. WHOAS has a registered brand, W over H, right hip, and all horses are freeze-branded.

Dakota has been gelded, vaccinated and wormed. It was determined he is around 12 years old. He is a red roan, his summer coat colour. His winter coat turns dark.

Dancer is a yearling filly.

Here I am with my freeze brand. The hairs will grow in white showing W over H (wild horse).

Dusty is a 3-year old who has been gelded, vaccinated, wormed and freeze-branded.        ” I’m adopted”

We have been working with these horses since the summer months and as you can see they are growing their winter coats.

Here is a short video of Dakota and Dancer, who is one of his fillies.

Our adoption process involves submitting an adoption application, which you can download from the home page. We ask a $500 adoption fee which helps us with veterinary costs, feed and other costs to run our rescue facility.

We encourage you to arrange a visit to our facility to meet the horses and our handlers and find out if one of these beauties could find a home with you. Contact us via our email:

WHOASalberta@gmail.com

 

 

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