Gimme Shelter Trainers’ Challenge 2020

Professional trainers volunteer their time and talents to take a rescue horse into training for 100 days. None of the horses had been ridden before. The trainers will be exhibiting the horses at our 7th Annual Gimme Shelter Event, and the horses will be available for adoption.

Food, shaved ice and merchandise vendors onsite. NO DOGS ALLOWED!

The Santa Fe Rodeo Grounds
3237 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87502

DATE
Friday July 31 & Saturday August 1, 2020
TIME
Friday 4pm- 6:30pm; Saturday Doors open at 10am
PRICE
Free to Public!

  • Cimarron

    Gelding, 6 YEARS OLD, 14hh, Grade Quarter Horse type, Dun

    Trained By

    Training Progress


    April 1, 2020:

    Pros: Has shown himself to be very smart and athletic. If he respects you, he will try really hard to please you. He excels with structured training.

    Cons: He can test his handler. He can be pushy at times as he still can demonstrate some stallion-like behaviors. He needs a confident handler.

  • Indy

    Gelding, 6 YEARS OLD, 14.2hh, Grade, Bay

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    April 1, 2020:

    Pros: He is a smart gelding who reads his handler well. When he is feeling confident with his handler, he will be very laid back. He has proven himself to be very safe for most volunteers to catch and groom.

    Cons: When he is feeling unconfident, he needs a little more guidance. He can get reactive with misguidance and mixed cues. Sometimes he hides that he is just tolerating new things instead of accepting them.

  • Itty Bitty

    mare, 4 YEARS OLD, 14.1hh, grade, bay

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    April 1, 2020:

    Pros: She truly enjoys people. She is very smart and athletic. Once she is focused on learning, she really excels.

    Cons: She will at times test her handler. She needs constant stimulus because she is easily distracted. If allowed to, she will ignore her handler.

  • Kaylee

    Mare, 4 YEARS OLD, 15 hh, Grade, Sorrel with white hairs

    Trained By

    Training Progress


    April 9:

    Pros: She likes attention. Overall, she is confident in herself. She is a quick learner.

    Cons: She can be a little pushy on the ground but is improving. She can be a bit reactive to fast movement and noise from objects. She has the least amount of training.

  • Tango

    Mare, 6 YEARS OLD, 14hh, Grade, Chestnut

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    April 1, 2020:

    Pros: Overall, she wants to try. She looks to her handler for help. The more exposure she gets, the better she has become.

    Cons: She came in feral, so everything is new to her. She can lock up and tends to just tolerate things instead of accepting them. She will need someone that gives consistent and clear guidance.

  • Tequila

    Mare, 3 YEARS OLD, 14+hh, Grade, Bay

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    April 1, 2020:

    Pros: She has been learning a lot of new things and has a lot of try. She values structure. She gives an honest effort when asked to do something new.

    Cons: She came in feral and untouchable. She is not very confident but gets better once she trusts her handler. When being pushed too quickly, she can become reactive or lock up.

  • Tilly

    Mare, 7 YEARS OLD, 14hh, Grade, Chestnut

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    April 1, 2020:

    Pros: She has a lot of confidence. She is willing to try new things. Once she bonds with her handler, everything gets better.

    Cons: She came in feral and can still be reactive at times. She can be shy before she knows a new person, especially during the initial approach and haltering. She can mentally hold on to bad experiences for a while.

  • Vegas

    Mare, 5 YEARS OLD, 15hh, Grade, Sorrel

    Trained By

    Training Progress

    April 1, 2020:

    Pros: Once she trusts her handler, she becomes more confident in herself. She looks to her handler for instruction. She enjoys having a task to work on.

    Cons: She is reactive to noises. She has a tendency to be more on the nervous side. At times she can check out, but usually she recovers quickly and can continue learning.