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16 years
Quarter Horse Thoroughbred
15.2 hh


How about a blast from the past? Maggie was adopted out years ago and was loved by her family for years and years.  Eventually, the kids went to college and the family had to downsize.  Selling a horse is often overwhelming and can be scary, so they were happy to hear that we would welcome Maggie back into our program.

Maggie has a big walk and a very smooth trot. Cantering is not her favorite thing, she would honestly rather just walk on the trail.  The thing about Maggie is that she will absolutely test a rider. If you don’t pass her tests, forget about it. This means that Maggie is suitable for a confident intermediate or advanced rider only. We have also noticed that Maggie prefers male riders. 

She loads right in the trailer, and stands for the vet.  She is sound and has good legs (OSU approved!).  Maggie would love a home where she is either trail ridden consistently or retired from riding completely, as she is not a mare that you could ride once every few months and pick up where you left off.

Maggie qualifies for our Liberty with Luke program. This means that her new owner will be able to take her for some complementary lessons with Luke Gingerich for Liberty Horsemanship!

Bella Run Equine and Luke Gingerich Horsemanship are excited to announce their new partnership! While working together, it’s our goal to make sure the horses we rescue leave us with a fresh start and in a good position to build a solid foundation and relationship with their new owner.

In the horse world, it is often that the only “desirable” horse is a rideable horse... a horse that can have a “job” to serve people. For the horses that cannot be ridden for one reason or another, finding a good home is like finding a needle in a haystack. To increase adoptability for these horses, we need to strive to make sure each horse has a niche in life.

This is where Luke comes in! Starting now, adoptive owners of select Bella Run horses will have the opportunity to take Liberty Horsemanship lessons from Luke Gingerich! Luke competes in reining and ranch versatility, and specializes in liberty horsemanship. He travels the country performing and teaching with the goal of helping others to use effective communication, establish a solid foundation, and build a stronger relationship with their horses.

We are very excited to launch this new program and hope that it motivates people to consider the possibility of a rewarding relationship with a horse out of the saddle.

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