We are pleased to announce that Titan is now up for adoption! Titan is a 15 year-old Hanoverian/Irish Sport Horse Warmblood. He came to Hanaeleh because both of his hind suspensories had been torn and his owner did not want to rehab him. It’s been almost a year, but he is now cleared for light trotting and turn-out, and we have been riding him without issues for the past few months.
Titan is a BIG boy- he’s 17 hands and WIDE. He’s a bit overweight right now because he was very limited on what he was allowed to physically do, but we believe that now he’s allowed to work more he’ll lose some of that extra weight.
Titan can be ridden in walk/trot shows or out on leisurely trail rides (he’s happier when he goes out with a group- he doesn’t really like going out by himself- he gets nervous).
We ride Titan in a flex-tree western saddle right now, but he was ridden and trained in English, and was a three-day eventer (show jumping, cross country and dressage). He is very well trained, has a beautiful headset while being ridden, and learned how to neck rein very quickly. We’ve been walking and trotting him in the arena, and he seems to enjoy the exercise. He responds well and is pleasurable to ride.
Titan had suspensory tears on both of his hind legs. While they are healed now and he is cleared for light trotting, he will never be able to jump again, and should not canter, either. We want his new owners to understand that he should be used for walking and trotting ONLY- cantering him or jumping him will only result in him being injured again.
Titan needs a confident intermediate handler. While he is very easy to ride under saddle, he can be pushy on the ground, and may try to take advantage of people who are timid. He is happiest when he knows he has a human who is confident.
All of Hanaeleh’s horses have a $1,000 adoption fee, and we retain a first right-of-refusal on all of our horses. We are located in Trabuco Canyon, CA (in south Orange County). Anyone who is interested in adopting Titan should fill out our horse inquiry form: