Successful Adoptions

Successful Adoptions


Jethro in August 2016 (left) and a year later in August 2017 (right)   Jethro (formerly Jenko) came to the MSSPA in the summer of 2016 as one of the Neglected Nine. The emaciated horses were removed from their neglectful owner by Maine law enforcement agents and placed at the Maine State Society for the Protection […]


When he was about 9 months old, Marley came to the MSSPA in the fall of 2014 with fellow Tennessee Walking horse, Penny. After laying the foundation, in December of 2017, the Society partnered with Horses With Hope to further his training. At HWH, Marley began work under saddle, wearing both English and Western tack, and worked […]


Adoption, it isn’t the end; it’s the beginning of a whole new love affair! And Smokey found his with Kim. Watch this video as Smokey tells his tale of adoption, as well as Jazz’s and Jethro’s.


Nutmeg Adopted January 22, 2019 Age: 10 +/- Breed: Grade/Appy cross Sex: Mare Height: 13 hands Color: Chestnut Roan Handler Experience Level: Advanced Beginner Rider Experience Level: Intermediate Suitable Disciplines: Dressage pony, trail, pleasure Temperament: Excellent for vet and farrier Nutmeg has a lot of energy and willingness to work, so is ideal for an intermediate […]


Penny Adopted Age: 5 Breed: Grade Tennessee Walker Sex: Mare Height: ~15hh Color: Sorrel with four white socks and a blaze Handler Experience Level: Intermediate Rider Experience Level: Experienced Suitable Disciplines: Pleasure or trail Temperament: Sweet, stands for vet and farrier Penny is a grade, Tennessee Walker mare as bright as a copper… well, a […]


Buck Adopted January 2019 Age: 12 Breed: Quarter Horse Cross Sex: Recent Gelding Height: ~15 hands Color: Buckskin Handler Experience Level: Experienced Rider Experience Level: Experienced Suitable Disciplines: Trail, show, pleasure Temperament: Fair with vet and farrier Buck is a very confident and handsome 12-year-old recent gelding. Soon after his arrival to the MSSPA, the kind folks […]


Fire Adopted December 2018 Age: 4 Breed: Arabian Sex: Mare Height: ~14 hands Color: Bay Handler Experience Level: Experienced Rider Experience Level: N/A Suitable Disciplines: Show, pleasure Temperament: Fair with vet and farrier This gorgeous, bay Arabian mare is just about 4 years old and about 14 hands. She’s fair for the vet and farrier and is […]


Rita Adopted November 2018 Age: 16 Breed: Arabian Sex: Mare Height: ~14 hands Color: Dapple Grey Handler Experience Level: Intermediate-Advanced Rider Experience Level: N/A – has been introduced to the saddle Suitable Disciplines: Has the potential for light riding Temperament: Energetic, extroverted. Unsure of herself, but eager to please Rita is cheery, bold, and beautiful – she draws attention from […]


Adopted 4.12.2019 Age: Mid-twentiesBreed: HaflingerSex: GeldingHeight: 14.1 handsColor: Palamino Handler Experience Level: IntermediateRider Experience Level: Currently unknownSuitable Disciplines: DrivingTemperament: Affectionate, curious Shane is an adorable, Palamino Haflinger with a gentle soul. Though in his mid-twenties, you would never guess his age when watching him kick up his heels in the paddock! He is sound and […]

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