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My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Patina — March 22, 2021

Photo Courtesy Refuge Ranch Ministries

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with The Right Horse. Patina is this week’s adoptable horse. Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your #righthorse.

Horse: Patina, a 12-year-old 16.1-hand chestnut Thoroughbred mare in Blooming Prairie, Minn.
Organization: Refuge Ranch Ministries

Photo Courtesy Refuge Ranch Ministries

Patina is an absolutely stunning mare with the potential to do AMAZING things— from pony club to western dressage—she could do it all! She raced in Texas until she was 4 or 5 years old and then was restarted as a barrel horse in Minnesota. Before she landed at Refuge Ranch Ministries, she was left sitting for a couple of years. She’s a sweet and sensitive Thoroughbred who will do best with a thoughtful, calm rider. She has never done anything naughty and appreciates being allowed to think about the “ask” from her handler so she can fully commit. She is a true people pleaser! Patina was recently restarted under western tack and has been trailered for vetting, had routine groundwork sessions, and was exposed to cattle. Could she be your #righthorse?

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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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