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ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoptable Horse: Greta

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 Greta! Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your Right Horse.

Photo courtesy Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue

Adoptable Horse: Greta, a 15hh 22-year-old bay mare
Organization: Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue in Shoals, West Virginia

Get to Know Greta

Greta is a lovely mare looking to find her perfect match. Greta is competent, youth suitable, trail ready, and is working towards going to her first show. She is a Kentucky Mountain Horse/Saddle Horse cross with a smooth gait and great cadence. She hasn’t been spooky, is great with farrier, loading and hauling, and is learning to stand at the mounting block. Greta needs a very specific home with a routine and an intermediate rider, or could be in a lesson program with the right instructor. Consistent work is best for Greta. Her fosters absolutely love her and know you will too.

Photo courtesy Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue

If you are looking for your next partner that’s smoothly gaited, and does well on the trail and in the show pen, she could be your girl! Her trainer says: This lovely gaited mare is youth suitable, trail rides and is great in the show pen.

Greta has a great personality, enjoys being with her person, and loves being groomed. She gets nervous in a stall if it is completely closed, and asks that you be patient when bridling but is learning to put her head down when asked. She’s good standing tied, trailering, and farrier. UTD on all vaccinations, coggins, worming and farrier work.

Photo courtesy Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue

Could Greta be your Right Horse? Click here for more information about Greta, the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week.

My Right Horse

My 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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