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ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Diesel

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with the ASPCA’s Right Horse program. This week’s adoptable horse is Diesel! Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your Right Horse.

Photo courtesy Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

Adoptable Horse: Diesel, a 17-year-old 16.0hh pinto gelding
Organization: Wild at Heart Horse Rescue, Lancaster, Calif.

Get to Know Adoptable Horse Diesel

This big, gorgeous guy was pretty intimidating to start off. He had zero ground manners and had been getting away with some extremely poor behavior in his previous home. His first training session at Wild at Heart was like watching two roosters fighting in the round pen. However, by his second training session, he quickly learned their method of longeing. In his third session, they were able to saddle, mount, walk, trot, and canter around the arena, during which they realized he also knows how to neck rein. In his fourth session, their trainer gave a lesson to a teenage student.

Diesel’s potential seems unlimited. He clearly has had great training in his past, and Wild at Heart is directing his energy to showcase what he knows. While they are still working on some of the issues on the ground, they will continue to explore his safe spot, which is under saddle.

He stood nicely for the farrier and is up to date on all shots and deworming. He loads calmly in the trailer.

They will be introducing Diesel to trail in the next few sessions and possibly jumps as well.

Contact Wild at Heart Horse Rescue today about ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, Diesel!

Photo courtesy Wild at Heart Horse Rescue

Could this week’s adoptable horse be the Right Horse you have been waiting for? Click here for more information about Diesel, the ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week.

ASPCA Right Horse

ASPCA Right Horse is the online adoption platform of The Right Horse Initiative, a collection of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. A program of the ASPCA, their goal is to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To find more adoptable horses and foster horses, visit To learn more about The Right Horse, a program of the ASPCA, visit

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