Our companion horses include horses that have been retired from working, showing, and/or trail and pleasure riding. Companion horses have much to offer: a friend to a lonely horse, a gentle mount for small children, or a family friend who will touch your soul and make you smile.
Older horses many times require extra care but can remain healthy into their elder years. Our companion horses cover a range of ages but are considered "unrideable" and "companion only" due to an injury or medical condition of some sort. They often require special diet, medication, or special farrier care. We believe companion horses fill an important role in the horse/human world - one that reflects their gregarious and generous spirit because they can be your best friend, healer, and confidant...... even with ailments.
Give us a call to set up an appointment, we would love to see you. We believe in giving an honest assessment, so the perfect horse can be matched to your lifestyle, home and heart. We are located in 5 miles west of Canyon, Texas.
Cisco is an 12-year-old QH flea bitten gray gelding. At 14-2 hands high, he was surrendered in February this year from a family in Plainview along with El Guapo. Cisco has adjusted quite well and has a girlfriend named Roxi. Cisco came to Dove Creek with a diagnosis of navicular bone changes, and with proper shoeing and diet, he has done very well. He shoes some lameness, but gets around with the herd well and we think it is because he roams the land grazing with Roxie and friends. Cisco is used in the volunteer as a "teaching" horse - one new volunteers learn with on how to handle and groom. He is a highly photographed horse with his handsome mane and coloring. Adoption Fee: $400
"May" is an 18 year old QH mare who came to Dove Creek early in 2017 from a seizure case in Potter county. Upon arrival, we could tell she was very untrusting of humans, and when seized often animals are in some sort of shock anyway. Fast forward to now, August 2017, and May has shown that she can't tolerate training. It stresses her too much and she reverts to her coping mechanisms. She has shown us that she does like to be groomed though, so she is now part of our Sanctuary. May would make a lovely companion horse for another horse or person. It's the cases like May's that inspire us to continue our efforts and educate others about compassionate and responsible horse care. Adoption Fee:$400