Mountain Valley Horse Rescue helps every horse that we can, one horse at a time, and that includes horses who are not here at our ranch but still in need of a home. Below is a partial list of horses MVHR has been contacted about that are in need of homes, with the contact person for each horse listed.  If you don't see what you're looking for, please contact MVHR for information about others we may know about that could be your new member of the family! 

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Nevada is a 16yr Tobiano quarter horse.  She was originally a Sombero horse.  Sold young to someone who worked for Steamboat Lake Outfitters.  My husband bought her from them when they sold to Hahns Peak Roadhouse.  I believe she had gone to hunt camp as well as being a babysitter for dudes and children's trail rides.  She's happy to be a follower.  She is not nearly as friendly as Utah, but her only vise is that she will NOT be tied up.  She'll pull back and break her halter if she is.  As long as her head is free, and has plenty to eat, she's happy.  She's an easy keeper (i.e. Big Girl) year round.  Also 16 hands.  Her hooves can be a bit of a problem as they are soft.  If not trimmed regularly they tend to grow fast and break too short.  Besides a lump on her neck (vet diagnosed several years ago as a non-malignant melanoma), she has no other health concerns.   Contact Barbara for more information.


Utah is 28 and should probably be retired, though I have not had a vet confirm that.  He apparently had a broken hip at one point, and tends to stifle lock.  When a youngster, he was purchased at an auction in Utah by Routt Co. brand  inspector Darren Cleaver.  He is part thoroughbred.  Darren used him as the Header in team roping for many years ... until one day Utah refused to go near cows.  He then was passed around to several different casual trail riders for a few years, until landing with me 10 years ago.  When we both could ride, he was great.  Has a fast walk, alert and steady.  He bucked a few times with me - Once when I tried to take him out alone.  And a couple other times when someone took off running in front of us.  He wants to be the leader, and he'll catch up fast, bucking if held back.  Because of this, and the fact that he can spin on a dime, I'm not sure I would recommend him to children.  He's also tall at 16 hands.  He's like a big puppy dog tho.  Follows us around and checks our pockets for treats.  Super easy to catch.  Comes by calling his name.  He tends to lose weight in winter unless blanketed. Contact Barbara for more information.


19yo sorrel mare 16.2h I bought her in March 2016 and she had a Coggins and a brand inspection done. Very gentle and mild mannered. Good around kids, dogs, vehicles, and other horses. Easy catch, load, and shoe. She's been used as a trail horse for me and my 13yo daughter. The previous owner did dressage and English riding but I never verified this. She's been an easy keeper and no medical issues that I know of but she does need a trim and her teeth should be checked. The reason I need to find her a home is because I've torn the bicep tendons in both my arms in the past 7 months and haven't been able to ride or give her the time I would like. After the first injury and a 6 month recovery time, I was still planning on keeping her since I had just recovered and gone back to work full time, but, last month I tore a second tendon. I still have several months before I can go back to work full time and I'm afraid I won't be able to care for her properly through the winter. If anyone is interested in her the best way to contact me is call or text (970) 309-7062 



13 year old OTTB, not raced for the last 8 years. Rides western mostly and should not be jumped. Most likely too slow for barrels or roping. No known vices, genuine nice guy who ties, loads, good for farrier and vet. Needs annual dental care as he does like to grow hooks. Does best in front shoes due to thin soles and low heels. Rides in a snaffle with more “whoa than go”. Comfortable living outside either alone or in a herd. Extensive ground work training with the Clinton Anderson method. We are not asking for any money but good long term home is a must. Contact Lindsay at for more information.


I have a small rescue farm in central Florida. About 1 year ago I received a beautiful quarter/paint mare named Pepper Jet. I was told she had some breathing issues in the summer time but I was surprised how bad they are. She has 'heaves'' which is terribly aggravated by moisture and humidity. We have tried about every thing we can to prevent her from living on steroids. Herbal treatments and acupuncture have helped but only for short periods of time. The environment that she is living in is causing her suffering. Our farm is in the wetlands of central Florida, while our pastures are high and dry....the humidity is 80% +. Peppers previous home was farther north and not as moist but the Florida humidity still had a bad result and was still the biggest cause of her heaves. We have seemingly exhausted every avenue except daily steroids, which we are trying to avoid. My only other option is to relocate her to an area with less humidity.  Please contact Rebecca at if you can help Pepper Jet!


Rambo has chronic founder going on and needs recovery time before being ready for regular riding. He is a handsome, stout quarter horse type, who could be a lovely horse given the proper recovery and management. Contact Kat for more information at



Star is an older Quarter horse mare who is in good shape. She has previously foundered but has recovered and is totally rideable. She has 3 easy gaits and very simple and safe to ride. This one would be perfect for the beginners or timid riders. Contact Kat for more information at



 Bandit is a 17 yo bay thoroughbred gelding standing at 16.2 hands. Is trained in both western and English disciplines, however he will need some time getting back into the swing of things and shaking the rust off!  In general, he is a very sweet boy, but can sometimes get a little nervous, so a confident rider would suit him best.  No lameness or sounds issues, despite his age he has the energy of a 10 yo.  Very good boy, always willing to please!  Free to a good home.  My number is 719-322-6370 and email is , however I respond to texts and calls much quicker!  Thank you!



Very smart, though not yet trained to ride.  Needs some diet management.  Loads well in trailer and stands still for vet and farrier.  In the round pen she is extremely attentive and has a strong desire to please. She responds best to slow, and gentle.

Please contact Meagan Ketterlin 970-318-0441 for more information about Sweetpea.



Dude horses

These handsome Belgians and cute riding horses have all worked for a living most of their lives, and are ready for retirement! Contact Brian at Maroon Bells Guide and Outfitter at for more information about these gentle horses!



I am looking to re-home my one eyed, hearing impaired 4 year old mare.  She does well in a herd and holds her own. She has a sweet misdemeanor and would benefit from more training of picking up her back hooves. She has been through obstacle courses used for ground work therapy for adults. I have trained her to walk with me w/o a halter and stop when I stop and she has been through desensitization obstacles, but still needs work with back feet due to her one eye and hearing impairment. She would also make a nice companion animal or pasture pet that loves carrots and scratches. Please contact Valerie for more information about Lady



Hi my name is Willoh! I am an in your pocket horse who loves people big or small! I’ve had a rough past being thrown around bc people see me as no good. I have a young heart and just want to go on rides but nobody seems to want to use me bc I’m lame. I am writing this letter to say I need to find a good home as a pasture mate or to a family who has little kids who will love me. I do not want to end up in a kill pen or in a stock sale bc I know my new owner will not want me anymore when they find out I am lame. Please contact Mikayla at for more information!



Moqui needs a home where he can receive attention and love. With some groundwork and a few rides again from an experienced rider,  he could be used for some therapy and makes a good companion horse. Contact Ginny Harrington for more information





Midnight is about 12 to 13 years old. Current owners have had him for 2 years now. (Picture is from 2 years ago.)  He had a stroke in September 2017 and can no longer do the work of a dude horse. Owner would love see him go to a good home and be a good companion. He is with our herd up in Walden, CO. He would need to be picked up from there.
Contact Shane or Darlene 303-350-0085 / 970-355-9541





Looking for a home for my 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding. My reason for sale is that I recently moved to Atlanta, Ga for a job and Dante is still in Steamboat Springs, CO. I wish I could move him but I do not have the funds. 

For a little background, Dante was imported from Grasberg, Germany in 2008. He comes from the sire Davignon and Dam Marina. Unfortunately, Dante experienced a suspensory injury in 2013 and is now retired. 

That being said, Dante would be perfect for someone who wants a smooth horse to walk around or trail ride. His ground manners are perfect and he loves to please his rider. Dante would also be a great pasture mate as he gets along with all horses. 

For Sale for $3500, please contact Julia at