Papa Smurf – ATFO

Papa Smurf
8 yo
15.2 hh est.
FEE: $1500 starting bid in August
This horse is part of a special training event called the Appalachian Trainer Face Off. You can learn about it on Facebook and on our website. Horses in this training event are adoptable following 100+ days of training in August.
Papa Smurf is a handsome fellow who rescued by Heart of Phoenix.  Papa Smurf participated in a 100-day by the amazing mustang trainer, Gavin Huffman.  He will compete in the 2024 Appalachian Trainer Face Off.  
Currently Papa Smurf can complete the following tasks:
*Stands Tied- Single and Cross
*Leads, loads, bathes Nicely
*Walks Over Tarps
*Walks Through Water
*Ponies Nicely
*Walks Over Trot Poles
*Walks Over And Stands On A Bridge
*A Tarp Or Blanket Can Easily Be Thrown Over His Back
*Stands Nicley To Be Groomed
*Is Okay For The Farrier
*Usually Keeps A Clean Stall
*Stands For Flyspray
*Always Meets You At The Gate
Overall, Papa Smurf is an extremely sweet and smart horse with much potential. He has a great stop and loves baths.  Keep checking back for progress updates!
Adoption fees may be outdated, as a horse may have moved into training, so check us on most current fee. Horses typically adopted UTD on vaccines, dental floats, farrier care and all vet needs.
Horse Locations Typically in Appalachia, but please inquire about a horse’s specific location when you apply!
We are looking to adopt to safe homes.
A history of good horsemanship, the ability to provide sufficient care with good vet, farrier and peer references are important. If you are a first time horse owner, we will require you to board at a facility for the first year while you learn more about care. We encourage everyone to take advantage of riding lessons.
Foal adoptions require previous, established experience with youngsters.
Our adoption process makes sure you get the right horse for you – it is a no fail process for finding the right match. Apply at https://wvhorserescue.org/adopt
Adopt | Heart of Phoenix
  • Height: 15.2
  • Registered: No
  • Age: 8
  • Date Foaled: 01/01/2018
  • Color: Bay
  • Discipline: Other
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Is this a rescue?: Yes
  • Rescue's Name: Heart of Phoenix
West Virginia