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Featured Horse
Frosty - November 2015

Frosty is our current Featured Horse, Available for Placement

It's easy to see how Frosty got her name. Just take one look at her snow-white coat! When Frosty was rescued on June 24, 2013, she was very skittish and even the smallest routine care tasks, such as putting a fly mask on, were hard for her. Now Frosty is trusting with just about anything. Frosty is 15 years old and around 13.2 hands tall. She also has beautiful hazel eyes!  Frosty is a bit slow to trust, but once you earn it, she will do anything for you. Never try to muscle her into doing anything. A little patience will go a long way with all horses. Frosty will stand in a stall to be groomed without tying. She is patient and good with her hooves. Just touch them and she picks them up! Frosty seems to enjoy working and being ridden. She is very intelligent and seems to know what her job is. She may have been a child's pony or even used in lessons in her earlier life because she is incredibly patient and calm when ridden. She holds herself very nicely with loose reins and seems to recognize leg aids, although she could use a good refresher.

She would make a great child's pony, but only if the child is confident and has an adult to guide them, since Frosty can be a little spunky out in the field with her herd. (She is a high ranked horse, so she can take a bit of convincing to leave them. She feels the need to make sure they are all safe.) She would also be suitable for a beginner adult, teen, or even older child. However, she would need a small rider. Frosty is currently working on conditioning and gaining muscle tone. She is currently being ridden English and she seems to have previous training in that, but I'm sure she could learn Western with the right trainer. She could go anywhere but seems to be best suited for Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, or would make a wonderful English Pleasure or trail pony.

Frosty is available
for showing by appointment. To contact Horse Protection Society for
more information on Frosty, email

Click the photo above to learn more about Frosty

CLICK HERE to download the 'Application for Placement of Equine'.

"...and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast it is all a sham..." 
By Anna Sewell Black Beauty

“Saddle Pals  have returned to health and are ready for new loving  homes. Some of the horses are trained English and some Western. Most of the time, HPS has horses that would be suitable for a child's first horse.  No horse can teach a child to ride and it is important to have an adult who can work with the child or that the child takes riding lessons.

The horses have spent their time lounging in the fields during recovery and will need reconditioning for muscle building.  We seldom have a horse that will safely be able to carry a rider weighing over 165 pounds.  Each generation people are getting larger…… but horses are not.
To be able to figure the right size horse for you click below and read: 

What Size Horse Is Right For You?

                                                   Pasture Pals

The "Pasture Pals" have returned to health but have issues that preclude them from ever being ridden again.  The  horses are wonderful for a companion to another equine or for folks who just want horses to love and to be loved back.

                                               Equines in Recovery

"Equines in Recovery" are horses that may be able to be ridden once they have gained their full weight.  Some may be "Pasture Pals" and we usually know what they will be able to do when fully recovered.  An application can be placed for one of these horses before they are fully recovered, with permission of HPS.  They will remain at the sanctuary until better.  Normally a horse will need two to three months of field rest after they have gained all their weight back before they can be put back under saddle.

                                             Permanent Residents

"Permanent Residents" are horses that have health issues that will need long term treatment, have reached the age of 30 years old or are not suitable for placement.  They love attention and enjoy brushing by their Angel Sponsors.  Please come meet these wonderful horses. 

Please consider becoming an Angel Sponsor for one of the many horses at the sanctuary ($20 per month or more).  As an Angel Sponsor, you are welcome to come and spend time with your horse on any Saturday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

The average cost for HPS to take care of a horse is over $250 per month.  The Angel Sponsors aid HPS to provide care to the horses.

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2135 Miller Road, China Grove NC 28023
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