Theo- 2024 ATFO Platinum Division


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 at www.appalachiantrainerfaceoff.com

Adoption fees may be outdated, as a horse may have moved into training, so check us on most current fee.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



Super friendly and sweet (to me and other people)

Easy to catch and halter

Stands tied, for the farrier, grooming, saddling, bridling, mounting etc

Walks, trots, and canters under saddle

Gaits are comfortable to ride

Very thoughtful and thinks his way through challenges

Gives good hugs

Confident with obstacles

Tries really hard for me


Stands still

Easy to deworm

Tail is growing out

trailer loading is improving and will continue to work on his confidence

Working on teaching him what the reins mean and getting lightness

Still doesn’t care for fly spray but working on getting him to accept it more

Working on his willingness to go forward and it’s improving

He greets me at the gate ready to work with a whinny

I can’t say enough good things about this special guy. He is approximately 6 years old and measures between 14.0 and 14.1 hands.


  • Height: 14.0 hh est.
  • Weight: 1000 lbs est.
  • Registered: No
  • Age: 6
  • Date Foaled: 05/30/2018
  • Color: Bay
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Is this a rescue?: Yes
  • Rescue's Name: Heart of Phoenix
West Virginia