MEET THE HORSES OF GUARDIAN OAK
All horses on this page are available for sponsorship at varying levels, and many are available for adoption, lease, or foster. Please visit the adoption page for more information, and contact us with any questions about the horses or the process!
These are horses with whom we have begun the evaluation and training process. We may or may not have begun riding them. They require further training and some require further behavioral rehab before they are ready to hit the trails or a show ring. As they receive further training at GO, their adoption fees will rise accordingly the more they learn and the more we learn about what they enjoy doing and where they excel.
Adult Standardbred Mare (former winning racehorse)
Friendly, clever, has started refresher training for riding and doing well! Very forward motion, as expected with an ex-winning racer!
Due to various long-term illnesses or injuries, these horses are only available as pasture pals to approved homes as companions for other horses, animals and people. They may have regular health needs such as special hoof trims or medicine. Companion horses are adoptable for only $100.
Senior Halflinger mare
Sassy, friendly, in-your-pocket. Previously very tough life and suffers from DSLD managed by specialist farrier (would prefer you keep her with Big River Equine, who is based in Hillsboro, MO and travels where needed).
Quieter companion home only because she cannot defend herself against bullies in a big herd.
$100 Adoption fee
Young Mini Colt
40 inch tall driving prospect.
Program horses are those who belong to the founding family and/or who are tasked as "GO Ambassadors" and assist us with community appearances such as festivals and parades. These horses assist with lesson, therapy, and horsemanship programs and are not available for adoption but can be sponsored and may be available for lease.
Senior Paint Gelding
May be partial leased on-farm for riding- trail & arenas. All-around Western horse- has sorted cows bridleless. Loves attention, great fun for an advanced rider but also safe for beginners in the arena.
Adult Quarter Horse Gelding
May be partial leased on-farm for riding - trails & arena. Great all-around Western horse. Friendly for all levels- babysitter for beginners, fun for advanced.
Adult Quarter Horse mare
May be partial leased on-farm for riding- trail & arenas. All around mare worth her weight in gold- does anything, can be ridden by anyone. Safe for beginners, fun for advanced!
Older Adult Percheron Mare
May be partial leased on-farm for riding (trails/arena). Friendly for all levels, used in therapeutic and lesson programs. Rides well in halter with leg cues and direct rein, generous for all ages.