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Horse Adoption, Welfare, and Charities

My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Pistachio — November 1, 2021

Photo Courtesy Humane Society of North Texas

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

Horse: Pistachio, a 14-hand 17-year-old chestnut Peruvian Horse gelding in Fort Worth, Texas
Organization: Humane Society of North Texas

Photo Courtesy Humane Society of North Texas

This fancy southern gentleman came to the Humane Society of North Texas with the odds stacked against him. He was emaciated to the point of near death, just trying to survive. With TLC and lots of careful refeeding, his recovery was successful. He is a sweet and sassy guy who needs a calm person to assure him he is going to be okay. It’s assumed that in his past he was required to have very prompt responses with military-like precision, so he can overreact to small things by simply trying to move away quickly. A handler just needs to let him know where they are and what they are doing, and he is fine! He is halter trained (very responsive to pressure), leads well, and is good with other horses and livestock. He will stand for hours to be groomed. He just wants to eat and be scratched and needs a safe place to enjoy his days. One of his favorite things in the world is a pile of fresh shavings. Shavings plus food plus scratches = Pistachio bliss. Although he is not a riding prospect, the love this horse can give as a companion will leave your heart feeling full. Everyone who has met him smiles and has fallen in love with this little guy. Height and age are estimates. If you are interested in adopting or learning more, please fill out an Interest in Adoption form.

Click here for questions about Pistachio, the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week

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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