KHH Horses

As part of what we do, we work with DOC, SPCA, owners and the community to support the welfare of domestic Kaimanawa horses. We guarantee to look after every horse that comes out of the ranges into domestic life so this often means we have horses in our care.

When a horse comes into our care, they are assessed by our welfare team, and sent to the most appropriate foster carer depending on their needs. Our high needs cases are given immediate vet attention and their every need taken care of it until they are in a fit state for further assessment.

Their second assessment by the welfare team is to assess if they are likely to be suitable for re-homing, or if they are likely to become full time residents at KHH facilities. Some older horses, and those with specialist ongoing care requirements, remain with us for the rest of their lives.

For those that are deemed suitable to rehome, they will receive the training they require,  have their feet and teeth done, and the colts or stallions will be gelded before they are ready to go off to their new homes.

To support the horses that are in our care, we run a sponsorship program that enables people to help a great cause and be included in their chosen horses’ journey through updates and photos.

Through donations from our members and the community, we can often save more horses
from the muster than we have homes for at the time. These horses, once handled, are also then available for sale. All proceeds go to supporting our work and enabling us to continue to assist other kaimanawa horses.

If you are interested in applying for a horse you can fill out the form and get in touch.

Current KHH Horses available for Sponsorship

KHH Delilah recently came into our care with her colt foal at foot, KHH Scout.
Delilah is from a 2018 muster and a beautiful big grey mare. Delilah will be under our care for sometime as she begins her handling and we assess her to see if she would be suitable to rehome once ready.
Thank you to the lovely people who sponsor towards Delilah’s care and training.

KHH Max came out of the 2018 muster. Sadly it didn’t work out with his new owner and Max needed to come into our care. Max is now gaining weight and learning to like domestic life. Max will be handled and gelded and then he will be available for rehoming.

KHH Shiloh has been in KHH care since late 2014. He came out of the 2014 muster and did not do well in his new home. We discovered he was a very old boy and he struggled coming into domestic life so we took him into our care.
Shiloh will remain under our care for the rest of his days. He is gelded, handled and now enjoying life.
Thank you to Mark Vince who sponsors towards Shiloh’s care.

KHH Tawa – 5 years, 13.3hh KHH Tawa came back into our care after being labelled as unridable. We found Tawa to be very sore all over, especially his wither, back area. Tawa has had lots of treatments, teeth done and is now currently having a big holiday to get well and we hope to one day be able to have him as a happy ridden pony again. Tawa will remain under KHH care until he is well.

KHH Sundance – originally from the 2012 muster, he had been left wild as a stallion. His owner could no longer keep him so he has come into KHH care. We have had Sundance gelded and handled however being an older boy, he has found domestic life tough so for the moment he will stay under KHH care. If you would like to sponsor Sundance and receive updates etc., please contact

Current KHH Horses available for Sale

KHH Sandy came to us in terrible condition with a foal at foot. She came out of the 2018 muster.
Sandy is approx 14hh, she has had very basic handling and seems to have a quiet, unflappable nature. We will continue to work with her until she finds the perfect home.

KHH Polly came under KHH care in emaciated condition. She is now fat and happy. Polly is still completely unhandled but she is used to being behind hot tape, has been regularly drenched and hard fed daily. Polly is around 14.3hh and seems a young mare, maybe around 5yrs. Polly is available now if you have the experience to handle her yourself. Please note Polly has a big scar on her hind leg. This does not seem to affect her in any way

KH Suzie is one of our recently rescued mares. She is now fat and healthy and we would love to find her a great home.
Suzie is completely unhandled, approx 7 years old and around 15hh. Suzie is used to fences, been regularly drenched and hard fed daily so she may be a good option if you don’t have the facilities to take on one from the wild.

Kaimanawa horses advertised on behalf

The following kaimanawa horses are available for sale. Please contact the seller directly using the contact information provided.


Bay Kaimanawa Gelding, 14.2hh,
7 years. Located in Woodville.

‘Stars’ has been hacked and schooled with us since March 2020, as well as providing endless fun for our four children aged 5-14yrs. His previous owner competed him more than us, and took him to events, pony club etc, competing 80cm-1m also in PC show jumping team for SJ champs 2020. He is a very capable little pony.

‘Stars’ is for sale as a second or third pony for an experienced rider and home. We bought him for our 12 & 14 yr daughters but we found he needs a more experienced rider and handler. Good to worm, trim feet no shoes, teeth, stable, good doer, happy living with cows, sheep, chickens, dogs. Was trucked with previous owner – he does float but requires patience initially to load, we have however only floated him.

An experienced, caring home is more important than price for us. He needs work on his ground manners, has been fine for myself as an experienced adult but will try with others. Currently being ridden by a 14 year old more experienced rider, in light work, was turned out May-beginning of August.

Happy to provide more photos and videos on request.
Email and text welcome

Private Horses for sale

If you have a kaimanawa horse for sale and you would like to add it to our page please contact us.