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Riding Horses

Companion Horses

SAFER offers this website listing service for free to the local community. We do not accept posting from breeders of any kind; nor horse traders. We reserve the right to deny posting at our discretion. Please email pictures and lots of information on your horse to Always let us know immediately when the horse is no longer available.

For SAFER owned horses riding horses are $400 to $600 = sometimes more - which may be tax deductible. Companion animals are free to good homes. Donations always appreciated so that other horses can have the same chance.

To Be Adopted


Surprise!! She remembers a LOT!


This is Raven; a registered Polish Arab. She is 14 and 14.3 hands. She was trained but has not been ridden for 10 years due to illness of owner. SAFER took her in and has her in training. She remembers a lot! She is exquisite! Looking for the right person who loves Arabs to bring her along! $600

Please Call Michael Murphy 707-332-1195 to meet them. They are in the Santa Rosa area.

These four horses are offered through our SAFE Transition program. Need HOMES!!

Please Call Michael Murphy 707-332-1195 to meet them. They are in the Santa Rosa area.

Top Left: 9 year old paint mare; won at an auction. Been ridden does ok. $300 OBO

To Right: Doc, a 26 yr gelding who is rideable but probably ready for just a walkaround the ranch or lead line for kids maybe. A sweet old ranch horse for the grandkids! $200

Bottom Left: Jerry is a 16 year old Quarter horse, around 15 hands. Pack horse trained and experienced. $300 OBO

Bottom Right: Devereaux 16 hand American Standard Bred gelding. Approximately 26 years old. Forward mover, still being ridden. Big heart. Formerly a Fisherman's Wharf carriage horse. $300 OBO

Valley Fire Survivor - 10 yrs 16.1 hands. Sound and strong! He connects with his person and is really a puppy dog but needs a confident owner. We think maybe a Warmblood; somebody might have bred him for jumping. A nice big horse and very handsome. He deserves a nice home! $500 to the right situation.




CONTACT: Sonia Maksim, 707-328-2633,


Beau is a 10 year old OTTB gelding, he is 16.2 hands. He only raced twice and his person before me did some lower level eventing with him. He continued to come up lame and wasn't working out for her so I took him in and gave him some time off in pasture and started riding him just a little bit after that.

He spent two weeks with Raye Lochart about 2 years ago. Beau has a tendency to buck at the canter and Raye agreed that he may have back or hip issues but thought he could be a nice trail riding horse.

Unfortunately, funds and time have become limited along with life changes on the horizon and I need to secure him a home. I am looking for a companion home at this time due to the bucking issue, however, if someone worked with an experienced trainer, chiropractor and body worker he could be a nice riding horse.
Sonia Maksim, 707-328-2633,

— in Santa Rosa, California.

Shah 20 yr old Arab gelding. He is 15 hands.Very sweet & gentle, easy to handle, laid back. Got him about a year ago, from a situation where he was not being fed well, very underweight. Rides very nice, needs tuning up, but good enough the way he is as a trail horse.

Former owner states he was used by her daughter from age eight for a couple of years as her first horse, also stated he was the horse they put children on that visited, she said he would be good for beginners, also reported he was a good trail horse. He definitely would be good for an intermediate rider, or advanced beginner. He does buck sometimes on the lunge line, but it seems to be just play, has not offered to buck when ridden.
Here is a group of 3 videos of him under saddle: watch?v=tc1Ua4RcbkQ&feature



Katie is an 18 year old registered QH mare, standing 15.1-15.2 hh. I’ve had her since she was just a yearling and she was trained by Rex Minton. She was my riding horse until I injured my knee and could no longer ride. She is sweet, mellow, and very people oriented. Katie is one of those true-blue kind of partners. Katie suffered an injury to her right hind about four years ago. She recovered remarkably well and the vet says she may be suitable as a lead line horse or for a lightweight rider walk trot in the arena. And of course she’d make a lovely companion horse. She needs to be kept on flat ground. UTD on all vaccinations and regular hoof trimming. All her vet records are available. She is barefoot. It’s been a tough decision to let her go. I just love her to pieces. I would keep her but I will be putting her older companion down soon and I don’t want Katie to be alone. My property is too steep for her and she loves to run and kick up her heals in the morning! I’m hoping to find her a great home on level ground with someone who will love her as I have.

She comes with her papers – Double Doc Bar top and bottom. Come meet her in Willits.

Call Alice 707-459-5578

Companion Horses

There is a sweet kind of satisfaction in pairing up horses. They depend on the company of another horse to keep them healthy and well-adjusted.  Solitary confinement is about as wonderful for a horse as it is for a human.  Many people's love for horses does not include the need to ride on a daily basis.  The occasional walk around the pasture or short trail adventure a few times a year on a companionable horse is a great pleasure.  The nicker of your horses as you come out to give them a morning flake of hay and the antics of horses together is what many older horse people enjoy in their lives. People and horses make GREAT retirement companions!


We have a multitude of wonderful horses that would love to have the kind attention of a good home - which would enable them to continue their lives. These are horses usually without serious illness but cannot be ridden. Call SAFER at 707-824-9543 to discuss your preferences. We LOVE THESE CALLS!