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Horses

We believe all horses deserve a second chance and loving home! 2016 we started to take in non-ridable horses to rehabilitate and retrain. In order to finance their living, we started offering Specialized Private Trail Rides with the ready trained horses. This started as a hobby, and is now constantly growing. We very are happy that you all can get to enjoy these wonderful horses and help more horses 

Wyatt

Wyatt is a spirited and very very handy 16 year old gelding. He is about 14.3 tall, and has an excellent neck-rein and loves to work. When he came to us, he was afraid of humans and hard to catch, but he has turned around perfectly, first up to meet you and put his nose in the halter. This boy has the most wonderful jog and lope. This is the ultimate Cowboy Horse!!

 

He do great with a intermediate-experienced. Weight limit 220lbs

 

 

Concho

Concho is a 19 years old Quarterhorse gelding. He must have been a ranch horse in his previous job, because he is very handy and accepting. As a pretty Palomino, he always get a lot of attention even if he is only 14h tall. He will walk out anywhere you ask him to, but he do not want to be without his humans or horsefriends.

 

Suitable for beginners and children. Weight limit 150lbs

Veni (Bubba)

Veni is 17 years old Lineback Dunn (buckskin). 15.2 tall. Shoot off and practice Reining. He is the boss in the herd right now. Calm reliable and protective. Been ridden in parades. Can have a mind of his own sometimes tho. Wonderful jog and smoot nice lope. He loves to gallop, and on a open field, he is constantly listening for the kissing sound so that he can take off and have fun with his rider. Weight limit 180lbs

 

Habibi

Habibi means my darling in arabic. And this 19 year old arab sure is a darling. A bigger heart you will have to look for. He rides English, reining and can ride bareback without bridal. He has recently learned that he is fastest horse in town, and if you ask him to open up, he sure will fly! He loves humans, fries and coffee. About 14.3 tall

 

He can be ridden by anyone that will love him

Wrangler

This wonderful 20 year old Grullo Gelding is absolute the best horse we ever have had!

He has a excellent neck-rein, a real gentleman that for sure have done an excellent Ranch job in his earlier days.

It is hard to believe that this guy came from the kill-pen Oct 2015.

Anyone will love and enjoy this guy. And he is our very best kid horse.

Weight limit 110lbs

 

Frosty

This is the eye catcher of the group! Frosty is a white 10 year old mule.

 

Newcomer and youngest heart breaker in the herd, loves kisses. If you like to ride gated horses, you have to try this guy! He simply fly forward in a smooth walk. Goes anywhere, and nothing bothers him, parades or climbing high up in the Hill Country.

This guy is our strongest worker. Suitable for adults, beginner but advanced will really enjoy this ride! Weight limit 220lbs

Rosy

Meet Rosy! She is about 10 years old, 14.2 tall, came from a reservation in Montana to the Kill Pen in Oklahoma, and from there to us.

5 months after she came here, she got started, now a year later, she works as guest horse, beginner to advanced.

She always greet her people, and love to go out for rides. She is absolutely a sweetheart, and love treats. She is a lady that is in absolutely no hurry

Whiskey

This 20 years old Appalosa is about 16.1 hands tall. He has been working at one of Banderas Guest Ranches for 15 years. Recently he lost his job, and where up for sale to a forever home. Unfortunately no one bought him. He has now moved in with us, and worked for 2 years. He is now mostly retired

Whiskey loves TLC and baths. on the trails he is not in a hurry, rather just chug along. 

Excellent beginner horse, weight limit 120 lbs

Eddie

Eds Bar Smoke is a registered 16 year old AQHA mare thats born in Nebraska and ended up at Kill Pen in Dallas.

She is a big hardworking girl with lots of love in her heart. She will do anything you ask of her.

On her freetime she prefers to hang out next to her boyfriend Bubba

weight limit 220lbs

Smily

7 year old Standardbred mare born in Kansas, and named Nobody Cares did harness race and then sold to Amish, had a still born colt that tore her up, so she ended up in Kill Pen.

She has been with us since August and gone through surgery and rehabilitation.

She is now a great guest horse, easy going and smooth. She do not have a clean gate on lope, so mostly walk and trott

 

Rooster

About 17 year old Buckskin Paint. His a little hardworking man.

He came from Kaufman killpen, and before that Louisiana Bastrop. There was a note with his record saying that his name is Rooster and he was ridden by a 12 year old girl.

Rooster is now a wonderful kind Kid horse that chugging easily down the trail

 

IN TRAINIG

Daisy

Lill miss Daisy came with Tucker, she is just 4 year old Appaloosa Filly. 

Daisy is a very smart young girl. She has recently got in training. And showed her willingness to learn by going from ground work to riding in as little as 30 min

 

GROWING UP

Cinco

Cinco is born here on the Ranch, 5th of May 2018. His mom, Freckles is from the area a throw-away pony. That came to us, Cinco is a surprise, and a really cute one!

Right now he is just in a pasture growing up. He is very polite, leads, picks up his feet and loooove taking a bath

 

Tucker

This young gelding is one of the most personable guy we ever met. He is an American Saddlebred, so very smooth gates and that characteristic high neck. 

He is trained in neck reining, but can easily be moved towards English as we work them all with leg pressure. 

Tucker is now a guest horse suitable for any of our advanced rides. He is brave and easy going, but because his age, we recommend advance riders

 

Missippi Rein

This Older lady is an absolutely Gorgeous Quart horse mare.

She came from this area being a hand down horse as she started to gain age. She worked with us for a year, but then she became retired because of her advanced arthritis. She is extremely friendly and personable and great for pony rides at the Ranch  

 

Freckles

Freckles was given away as a free horse end of 2017, very thin and getting up in her age. We took her in and was happy to see her gaining weight. But it was not just hay, it was a little colt that grew there. 2018 May 5th little Cinco was born. 

Freckles is for her age a really enjoyable Fire Cracker. She is Mexican branded and trained. a big engine to this lady. She is now a Wranger horse and a joy for any advance rider.

 

IN TRAINING

Bonnie

This gorgeous Dunn Palamino mare was given to one of our guest ranches, but she gravely misbehaved, and 2019 she moved in to another private home to gain some weight, and then she ended up at the local Horse Rescue. 

She has now moved in with us, and are in training

 

Baron

Percheron/Standardbred gelding, approx 17 years old. He was working as an Amish buggy horse, and ended up in at Bowie Salebarn where he was not called in at auction, so he was headed for the slaughter loop. In July 2020 he came to us and are now in Quarantine. He has alredy good weight, but a injury on backleg that we hope to do surgery on

 

REHAB

Major Hope

Major Hope raced harness when he was younger and run in over $100K. He has since then worked as a buggy horse and ended up at Bowie Salebarn where he was not called in at auction and therefore listed up as potential slaughter bound. 

The Nation Wide Standardbred Rescue Foundation raised money for his bail, and he is now in Foster with us

 

REHAB

Hwin

This beautiful soul was noted as 10 year old Thoroughbred Mare. She was unloaded at the kill pen from a trailerload full of old mares.

She is now with us in rehab. She has a lip tattoo saying A3925 or A3928. It is not a Thoroughbred registration, we are trying to find out more information. 

She has recently had a foal, so she might have been used as broodmare 

REHAB

Llano

Llano is about 10-12 years old paint. He was surrendered to the Bluebonnet Rescue organisation, and is now in foster and training with us.

He has lost an eye, and was extremely distrustful to humans when he came to us. 

He is now the most cuddliest horse i ever met. When something get tighten around him, he gets PTSD like reactions. This is gradually getting much better, and we will soon have him ridable as wrangler horse

IN TRAINING

Bandera Historical Rides

Po box 1771

Bandera TX 78003

Booking 210 708 7600

Other 830 328 2203

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