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Fresh Start Sport Horses

Fresh Start Sport Horses We are a 501c3 dedicated to transitioning thoroughbreds to new careers as an after-care organization Fresh Start Sport Horses

Operating as usual

07/26/2022

Finally some jumping video of Maggie! Sorry for the delay. My phone broke right after we filmed her so I lost all videos.

We have been out of geldings for a couple weeks but we have replenished the gelding supply with this handsome 5yr old ch...
07/20/2022

We have been out of geldings for a couple weeks but we have replenished the gelding supply with this handsome 5yr old chestnut imported from the UK with interesting European bloodlines 😍

Maggie 😍 She is a great trail horse, great jumper and coming along well in her flat work as well. She is a chunky little...
07/08/2022

Maggie 😍 She is a great trail horse, great jumper and coming along well in her flat work as well. She is a chunky little 5yr old and very lovable. She does best with a tactful rider that will not use strong aids in any way (light leg, hands and seat).

Franky! 😍 Franky is a 4yr old 16.3 mare by Twirling Candy. She is sweet and very fun to ride. She hacks out alone and ha...
07/05/2022

Franky! 😍
Franky is a 4yr old 16.3 mare by Twirling Candy.
She is sweet and very fun to ride. She hacks out alone and has been started in dressage and over small fences.
https://youtu.be/UQRUAI3AFmw

New flat video of Tuffy! 7yr old 16 hand mare. Raced once and then had training for polo before coming to us. Lots of tr...
07/04/2022

New flat video of Tuffy! 7yr old 16 hand mare. Raced once and then had training for polo before coming to us. Lots of trail riding experience as well and has taken to jumping very well. She gives you a very safe feeling while also being forward and sensitive. Great project for any level rider really!
https://youtu.be/C7gVGKNheQQ

First time jumping:
https://youtu.be/DebEZbeW3fE

πŸ’—πŸ’—Big thank you to those who sent donations via our Chewy's wish list! πŸ’—πŸ’— With the costs of everything increasing daily ...
07/03/2022

πŸ’—πŸ’—Big thank you to those who sent donations via our Chewy's wish list! πŸ’—πŸ’—
With the costs of everything increasing daily this has been a very hard year as we rely on adoption fees alone for funding to keep going and at this point every horse placed in the past few months has been at a significant loss.

Any donations help and of course go directly to the thoroughbreds in our program.

https://www.chewy.com/g/fresh-start-sport-horses-inc_b98812882#wish-list&wishlistsortby=DEFAULT

The cutest Bambi-pony wearing a western saddle for the first time today πŸ¦„ Bambi is a 4yr old mustang pony. She is 14 han...
07/01/2022

The cutest Bambi-pony wearing a western saddle for the first time today πŸ¦„

Bambi is a 4yr old mustang pony. She is 14 hands and cute as a button πŸ’—πŸ’—

πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›PLACEDπŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›New video of Merit will be up shortly! He is available but please only serious inquiries! He's been tried by...
06/24/2022

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New video of Merit will be up shortly! He is available but please only serious inquiries! He's been tried by several people that weren't seriously looking and he lost some confidence and got heavy in the bridle and a bit reluctant overall. He's happy and easy again and would love to find a great home where he will get spoiled!

He is a 5yr old 16.2 gelding by Merit Man.

Unfortunately our fulltime rider injured her spleen and is on rest for a while. We are looking for a great rider to help...
06/03/2022

Unfortunately our fulltime rider injured her spleen and is on rest for a while. We are looking for a great rider to help for the rest of June. Looking for a solid rider capable of schooling green horses, both our TBs as well as other horses in training.
We are also accepting summer volunteers or working students. We are a non profit 501(c)(3) so perfect for students needing volunteer hours for school.
We are located just 45 minutes north of Burbank or 1 hour from Santa Monica/Downtown etc.

Picture of our fancy jumper Kelly for attention ❀

05/27/2022

Tuffy's first time jumping! Tuffy is a 7yr old mare owned by a friend. She has been in polo training before coming here and she has been super willing and progressing every ride. She is right at 16 hands.

Maggie jumping today! She's not just a great mountain goat, she is also a great little jumper! She is suited for an adva...
05/21/2022

Maggie jumping today! She's not just a great mountain goat, she is also a great little jumper! She is suited for an advanced rider or confident kid coming off ponies.

Fixing those long toes, low heels.
05/19/2022

Fixing those long toes, low heels.

05/17/2022

Piglet out on the trail today ❀ Brave, willing and calm! Good girl 😍

Maggie climbed a mountain today πŸ’ͺ
05/07/2022

Maggie climbed a mountain today πŸ’ͺ

05/07/2022

Franky out on trail 😍 She was absolutely perfect! We ran into lots of barking dogs, horse trailers, construction vehicles, donkeys, runners and other horses. Walked past properties with movie props and flags etc. Good girl, Franky ❀

04/24/2022

Sad to say this is the hardest year we've had since we started over 7 years ago. Not a single adoption in April. We had a few people come try horses and the horses were absolutely perfect and some trainers gave lessons to multiple students on them. And then not a single word from anyone.
Our hay bill last week was $8800 and we have not paid it yet. We need to raise enough to cover what our personal accounts can't cover which is about $2500.
Many people are saying the prices of horses have gone up but we are still charging way less in adoption fees than other organizations in our area and we do provide professional training for our horses which no other non profit organizations do as far as we are aware.
Shavings, stall cleaning and supplements add up as well and farrier costs have gone up $20+/horse (every 4-6 weeks and we will not let horses go over due).

Can we raise $2500 to help cover what we don't have for the hay?

04/12/2022

Franky jumped for the first time today! Isn't she cute? 😍
She is a 4yr old 16.2+ unraced mare.

New video of Tiba, a really cute small 4yr old mare. She's coming along very nicely but does best with an advanced rider...
04/12/2022

New video of Tiba, a really cute small 4yr old mare.
She's coming along very nicely but does best with an advanced rider for now.
https://youtu.be/M0GvkZQKY0o

Merit jumping today 😍 Will upload video a bit later today!
04/07/2022

Merit jumping today 😍 Will upload video a bit later today!

04/05/2022

Franky recently started training. She is a very cute and sweet 4yr old 16.2 seal bay mare 😍

03/26/2022

Morning stretchy ride for Tiba πŸ’ž A 4yr old smaller mare by Grazen. She is coming along nicely but requires an experienced rider.

Due to increased costs for everything we are selling some of our tack. Nice old quality western saddle πŸ’›SOLDπŸ’›2015 Equipe...
03/24/2022

Due to increased costs for everything we are selling some of our tack.
Nice old quality western saddle πŸ’›SOLDπŸ’›
2015 Equipe Synergy monoflap saddle, medium tree 17.5" $750.
Also have tons of used saddle pads! Would love to sell pads as a bundle (no shipping available but can meet locally).

13yr old 16.2 holsteiner mare. Suited for low level riding, hunters, trails, broodmare. Show miles in hunters and jumper...
03/19/2022

13yr old 16.2 holsteiner mare.
Suited for low level riding, hunters, trails, broodmare.
Show miles in hunters and jumpers and an amazing trail horse. Proven broodmare as well. Recently came back from a year lease teaching a beginner to jump.
Some maintenance may be needed.
https://youtu.be/_WrVHWXmmro

πŸ’›πŸ’›PLACEDπŸ’›πŸ’›Our newest arrival is very handsome! 5yr old 16.2 gelding by Hard Spun. Just started training this week after ...
03/03/2022

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Our newest arrival is very handsome! 5yr old 16.2 gelding by Hard Spun. Just started training this week after some down time and he is quiet and very sweet ❀❀

We are still looking for a rider... Looking for a good rider with solid dressage background minimum 2nd/3rd level but hi...
01/29/2022

We are still looking for a rider...
Looking for a good rider with solid dressage background minimum 2nd/3rd level but higher preferred and capable of introducing horses to jumping and trail riding.
This position is for both Fresh Start horses as well as our dressage/jumper horses.
Must be confident and capable of riding everything from 3yr olds to upper level horses.
3-5 days per week, very flexible! Pay up to $35/ride.
Housing available.
Please apply with videos and references!
Pictures of some of our current horses for attention 😁

Congrats to our favorite riding school Kern Equestrian Academy on another two horses! They have now gotten 7 horses from...
01/29/2022

Congrats to our favorite riding school Kern Equestrian Academy on another two horses! They have now gotten 7 horses from Fresh Start 😁❀

New arrival! 4yr old small but mighty mare by Grazen. Unraced and super sweet. Has started lungeing and will start full ...
01/20/2022

New arrival! 4yr old small but mighty mare by Grazen. Unraced and super sweet. Has started lungeing and will start full training next week. Isn't she adorable?

01/01/2022

Winners of our giving tuesday fundraiser cookie raffle:

Sam Shaer
Melanie Show x2
Alon Pinchassie
Loki Ohtara
Leslie Lange
Rita Shuster
Kaarin Axelsen Forester
Bridget Rogers
Svetlana Fomine

12/22/2021

β˜ƒοΈHappy holidays and see you in 2022! β˜ƒοΈ
We will be closed until Jan 15th.
Congrats to the 20 new owners of our thoroughbreds from this year 🐴
We will announce the winners from the cookie fundraiser in the next week πŸͺ

πŸ’›πŸ’›PLACEDπŸ’›πŸ’›Coming 6yr old 15.3 gelding. Very sweet and easy going. Video is his very first time jumping.  Has had kids an...
11/27/2021

πŸ’›πŸ’›PLACEDπŸ’›πŸ’›
Coming 6yr old 15.3 gelding. Very sweet and easy going. Video is his very first time jumping. Has had kids and inexperienced riders on him.
https://youtu.be/zOYSmNqkF6o
Located in Santa Clarita, CA

It's that time of year again! We are making yummy horse cookies to help us get through the tough winter months where the...
11/22/2021

It's that time of year again! We are making yummy horse cookies to help us get through the tough winter months where the weather is tricky and very few adoptions happen. This has been an extremely hard year for us overall as far as help and we've been receiving horses that needed and still need lots of TLC before they are ready to even be tried and we are still on the verge of having to close down to try to recover what we have spent this year.
Anyway, these cookies are available for purchase, it's $25/bag and they have some yummy stuff in them and are picky eater approved!
Shipping will vary but we are trying to figure out the best pricing for this year. Pickup and local drop off are also options!
Send us a message to order!

New video of Merit will be up this evening. Merit is a super cute 2017 16.2 gelding. He's a nice prospect for any discip...
11/02/2021

New video of Merit will be up this evening.
Merit is a super cute 2017 16.2 gelding.
He's a nice prospect for any discipline. He does best with a more experienced rider at this time but is not spooky or hot, just needs someone who knows how to supple and work him in a proper connection or he will get tight.

New video available of Post 🀩 We just love this incredible war horse that was an amazing race horse and has turned out t...
10/28/2021

New video available of Post 🀩 We just love this incredible war horse that was an amazing race horse and has turned out to be a great riding horse!

https://youtu.be/3rKIX8FYNX8

Some of our new arrivals 😍😍
10/20/2021

Some of our new arrivals 😍😍

Merit is a super cute and sweet 4yr old unraced gelding. Super cute trot! Would make a lovely easy first project for som...
09/25/2021

Merit is a super cute and sweet 4yr old unraced gelding. Super cute trot! Would make a lovely easy first project for someone to bring along. He is 16.2 hands.
https://youtu.be/3lPLFznHljU
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Princess jumping today ❀
09/25/2021

Princess jumping today ❀

⭐⭐⭐SOLD⭐⭐⭐Recognize this mare? Froggy is back in our barn on consignment. She is a lovely 9yr old 16.2 mare that has sho...
09/22/2021

⭐⭐⭐SOLD⭐⭐⭐

Recognize this mare? Froggy is back in our barn on consignment. She is a lovely 9yr old 16.2 mare that has show experience in hunters (2'6), jumpers (1.0m) and dressage (training and 1st level).
She is not spooky at all and has a great work ethic. Pictures of her dark grey are from 3 years ago. New pics and videos will be up in the next few days.
Low 5️⃣
Older video:
https://youtu.be/rzddCUsypC8

Drawing the winners now for the gift cards!The winners are: Corinne Marcello Bridget RogersMelanie Schow Marcy Calnan Ji...
09/10/2021

Drawing the winners now for the gift cards!

The winners are:

Corinne Marcello

Bridget Rogers

Melanie Schow

Marcy Calnan

Jillian Lindner

Name: Princess (mare)Age: 5Height: 17.2Temperament: 5Ground manners: Excellent Suited for: dressage, eventing, jumpersVi...
09/04/2021

Name: Princess (mare)
Age: 5
Height: 17.2
Temperament: 5
Ground manners: Excellent
Suited for: dressage, eventing, jumpers

Video coming soon (tomorrow)

⭐⭐⭐PLACED⭐⭐⭐Name: Souter Age: 7Height: 16.1Temperament: 5Ground manners: ExcellentSuited for: dressage, eventing, jumper...
08/22/2021

⭐⭐⭐PLACED⭐⭐⭐

Name: Souter
Age: 7
Height: 16.1
Temperament: 5
Ground manners: Excellent
Suited for: dressage, eventing, jumpers

Souter was imported from the UK and had a successful racing career. He retired last year injury free and sound. He has mainly been focusing on dressage training so far. He is a super fancy mover and really fun to ride. At this point he is suited for a more advanced rider or intermediate rider with a trainer. He recently passed a PPE.

Videos:
Dressage: https://youtu.be/qLNlwLDjYPM
Lungeing: https://youtu.be/XawfM5bQSBc
Grooming/tacking up: https://youtu.be/GQVYe8TURzw

Located at our ranch in Santa Clarita, CA

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07/06/2021

Thanks so much to Stacey and Jonathan for donating two truckloads of water to help us out! It was incredibly helpful as our regular water company couldn't come out extra and we've been almost dry since someone left a hose on for over 12 hours a few weeks ago and we lost our entire tank.

⭐⭐⭐ PLACED!! Congrats Randy! ⭐⭐⭐Name: Dess Age: 3Height: 17.0Temperament: 4Ground manners: Excellent Suited for: hunters...
07/03/2021

⭐⭐⭐ PLACED!! Congrats Randy! ⭐⭐⭐

Name: Dess
Age: 3
Height: 17.0
Temperament: 4
Ground manners: Excellent
Suited for: hunters, equitation, dressage, pleasure riding.

Dess came to us last summer and has had plenty of time to grow up and has been in a light program for 6 months. He is a lovely hunter prospect with his steady and balanced canter. He could also excel in other disciplines and has been in dressage training the past couple months. He is a big strong horse so needs a decent rider with a solid leg.
He has been very lightly started over fences and is brave and quiet to the jumps.

Video taken 6 months ago with our working student. Hoping to get video with professional soon. https://youtu.be/5mV9aQ8BybY

Name: Souter Age: 7Height: 16.1Temperament: 5Ground manners: ExcellentSuited for: dressage, eventing, jumpersSouter was ...
07/02/2021

Name: Souter
Age: 7
Height: 16.1
Temperament: 5
Ground manners: Excellent
Suited for: dressage, eventing, jumpers

Souter was imported from the UK and had a successful racing career. He retired last year injury free and sound. He has mainly been focusing on dressage training so far. He is a super fancy mover and really fun to ride. At this point he is suited for a more advanced rider or intermediate rider with a trainer. He recently passed a PPE.

Videos:
Dressage: https://youtu.be/qLNlwLDjYPM
Lungeing: https://youtu.be/XawfM5bQSBc
Grooming/tacking up: https://youtu.be/GQVYe8TURzw

Located at our ranch in Santa Clarita, CA

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07/01/2021

Hello,
I'd like to apologize for the lack of posts lately. We have had a really hard time the past year and a half since covid shut everything down. We have not had any fulltime staff or riders in 1.5 years and we're trying our best but sadly people also haven't been very kind or respectful lately and it's taken a toll on me and made me question why we even do this.
We do have lots of horses available. I will post a few today.

Just please, be kind and respectful when you come and try horses. Be honest about you nhi your riding ability. Don't ride the horse for an hour and then say you're looking for something bigger, smaller, older etc. Don't say you want a project horse if you want something ready to compete next week. Please don't try a horse and then say you're not ready to get one for 6 months and please don't try horses that are over budget. These are young horses that like to bond with their riders, if tried too many times or ridden poorly they get sour and it makes it really hard to help them find a good home.
Please just be kind, me and Gen work on a volunteer basis.

PLACED!!!Check out this fancy guy! 😍 4yr old 16.2 big and super quiet gelding. Lovely willing personality.
04/11/2021

PLACED!!!
Check out this fancy guy! 😍 4yr old 16.2 big and super quiet gelding. Lovely willing personality.

PLACED! Dude arrived a few weeks ago and just started training this week. He is big and sweet 4yr old gelding. Will post...
03/20/2021

PLACED! Dude arrived a few weeks ago and just started training this week. He is big and sweet 4yr old gelding. Will post more info soon as we get to know him better 😁

PLACED!!Muffin's first time jumping 😍😍
03/13/2021

PLACED!!
Muffin's first time jumping 😍😍

02/19/2021

We are available to show horses for the next 28 days. After that we will be available at a very limited basis until we can bring in a new rider. Last year we let our personal horses sit and we did everything to keep Fresh Start running during Covid. Unfortunately we don't have the resources to keep going.
We will continue to post available horses until we take a break.

Address

Bass Rock Rd
Santa Clarita, CA
91390

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 8pm
Tuesday 7am - 8pm
Wednesday 7am - 8pm
Thursday 7am - 8pm
Friday 7am - 8pm
Saturday 7am - 8pm
Sunday 7:30am - 4pm

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(954) 439-3101

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Thank you so much Cassandra for Shape Shift! He is fitting in quite well ❀️ We named him β€œRexy” πŸ¦–
Tiger Bomb has graduated the Placement Program! This beautiful three-year-old filly is by Smiling Tiger and is out of Montant. She retired from racing with no starts and a handful of recorded works. Tiger Bomb will start retraining with aftercare charity Fresh Start Sport Horses and will be available for adoption. Thank you Toreador Equine for rehabbing Tiger Bomb and taking such great care of her during her time in the Placement Program.
Recent graduates Midas Ron and Our Tiger's Boy hittin' the trails with aftercare charity Fresh Start Sport Horses.
The best part of the journey for the retired racehorses in the Placement Program is, "The Haul Home". Please help Our Tiger's Boy make the nearly 400 mile trip to start his new life by making a donation towards the cost of his hauling. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated! Safe, tax-deductible donations can be made on our website here: https://www.carma4horses.org/make-a-donation or through Facebook. Tiger is a big five-year-old gelding who retired from racing after 17 starts - he won twice! He will be a riding horse and hopefully make it to the show ring. He will start retraining and be available for adoption through aftercare charity Fresh Start Sport Horses.
Placement Program Graduate, Midas Ron, is available for adoption through aftercare charity Fresh Start Sport Horses.
I have an obsession with chestnut mares. Introducing Ruled by Girls! She is a 5 year old Thoroughbred by Tribal Rule out of a Swiss Yodeler mare. Thank you Cassandra Andersson, Genevieve Lloyd from Fresh Start Sport Horses for bringing us together! β€’ #ottb #dressage #thoroughbred #racehorsetodressagehorse #freshstartsporthorses #chestnutmare
CARMA Grad Crazy Uncle Rick is ready for adoption! He is a 4-year-old gelding by Uncle Mo who retired with 7 starts. Contact Fresh Start Sport Horses if you’re interested. https://youtu.be/uVyCiRcFTq4
Much like the folks at Fresh Start do with Thoroughbreds, the riders featured in The Great Flip-Off had to figure out what to do with their equine companions once their craft, ba****ck riding, was phased out of circus shows. The documentary follows these riders for 10 years, from 2006 when they put together the titular β€œGreat Flip-Off” to the present day, as most adjust to life after the heyday of ba****ck riding. It’s an extremely interesting film that I have to recommend to any horse lovers! Out now on VOD :-)
ISO friesian or horse with a high step/ fancy step. Morgan Saddlebred Arabian etc 3-10 years old Under 8k In the San Diego area
Available horses: 2014 KWPN 17 hand dark bay gelding, currently at LAEC getting ready for his first show next weekend! By Ijsselmeer out of a Ferro mare. Priced at $35k. Fully xrayed. 2015 KWPN 15.2 buckskin mare. Well broke under saddle for dressage and jumping small jumps. $14500. 2012 TB 16.2 dapple grey mare. Winner in the 1.0m jumpers. Schooling 2nd level dressage as well. $17k. Possible lease option. 2012 TB 16.1 chestnut gelding. Super jumper or eventing prospect. Show experience in the .80m jumpers. Ridiculously flashy! $9500. 2013 TB 17.2 dark bay gelding. Started over fences. Great flat work including changes. $10k 2012 andalusian cross 15.2 grey mare. Started in dressage and very talented over fences. Not registered. $7500 obo. Super eventing, jumper or dressage prospect. 2015 TB 16.3 dark bay gelding for sale. Flashy mover, started over small fences, trail experience, perfect ground manners. $6500. Older FEI school master available for lease, 16.2 gelding with successful show experience through I-1 with scores to $69%. Lease price of $1500/month includes routine maintenece. Earn your bronze and silver medals! 2015 16.2 TB chestnut gelding with 4 white socks and a blaze. This guy is so flashy and talented. Needs an advanced rider for now as he is spirited but very safe. Started over small fences and trail rides like a pro $6500. 2009 TB 16 hand dark chestnut gelding. Suited for lower levels or a lesson program with a little more training. $3k. 2009 TB 16.2 dark bay gelding for adoption. Looking for a relaxed home as a trail or companion horse. $500 adoption contract. 2014 TB 16 hand bay gelding. Just retired from racing and is enjoying down time and a slow restart going for quiet trail rides and arena rides. Will start full training soon. Currently $3500 to approved home with a rider experienced restarting TBs. 2014 TB 16.2 dark bay mare. Started over small fences. Well started on the flat and lots of trail miles. No naughty behavior. $4500 firm to increase with training.
Hey riders! This upcoming June 16th-17th is when the 2018 EQUUS Film Festival will be taking place at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center! Horse enthusiasts from all over California will be in attendance to share their love and support of the sport. Both feature and short films will be screened at the event and will be related to many different disciplines of riding such as vaulting and jumping. Definitely an event you do not want to pass up, get your tickets here:
EYESA SHOOFLY DANDY For sale $10,000