Morning Star Acres Inc. East Coast Canada New Brunswick  
Est.2007     Celebrating 10 years of existence. Many more to come.

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                 Available Standardbreds and other horses .

NEWS (  SPRING 2018 )
 It will soon be a busy time of the year. Local racetracks are  going to be starting up   for the 2018 season .There will be many horses that will not move on to the next level of racing and will be looking for new homes.
Some will not be fit or incur small injuries to stop or end their racing career but can be sound for riding horse....Certainly we can make a difference with giving them a second chance at a new career.

Please continue to visit this page as new horses will be added on a regular basis. There will all be many other breed of horses that will be coming out of winter thin - neglected and will need our help.

  We may be small but we are are making a difference. Accepting all breeds...  Big or small we will help them all. You will see a variety of horss available page for details and what horses are available.

There are always Standardbreds  and other horses looking for new homes so be watching this page for future horses to be added.

Thank you to all of you who have made this possible. 

Summary :
 July - Dec 2007 :  17 horses
Jan-Dec 2008:   26 horses
Jan-Dec 2009 :   29 horses 

 Jan-Dec 2010  32 horses

Jan - Dec 2011:    29 horses

Jan-Dec 2012 :  14  horses

Jan-Dec 2013 : 13 horses

Jan-Dec 2014: 14 horses

Jan-Dec 2015: 18 horses

Jan-Dec 2016 : 12 horses

Jan- Dec 2017 :  14 horses

Jan-Dec 2018 :  7 horses

Are you looking to acquire and relocate a Standardbred?

Are you interested in using our service to relocate a Standardbred?

If you answered YES to either of the questions above please email us to receive a form to fill out and return to us ...Prompt reply within 24-48 hours.


Many email inquiries for Standardbreds  and other horses looking for new homes are piling in at a fast rate. We will make any and all attempts to relocate as many as we can...If you are seriously interested Please contact us immediately to start the approval process as many will need homes.. If you are emailing to inquire on our services and require assistance on finding a home for your Standardbred please advise us immediately as spaces are limited...

Please email us immediately so we can begin the relocation process....

** you must be approved in order to relocate/adopt and all horses relocated through us will have a NO resale/Breeding agreement signed **

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Marco is a pure boer and was 4th in all NS and champion in Colchester Marco is 3 yr old now ( born Jan 02-2015. Arrived at Morning Star Acres. He is very friendly and has been with horses and minis. He was bottle fed by his previous owner .

He is very well loved and is so very friendly. He loves and plain bread. Presently still growing. He is turned out with 2 ponies and a mini mare as he loves having company He has so much personality. In your pocket and loves ot be around people being pet. He certainly is settling in well . He can be lead and is well handled and polite. No head butting....

Bottle fed him as a baby as his mother did not want him. He was an orphan. Had his previous owner not bought him he would of ended up being sold for meat.

Marco has his own album on our facebook page.

MUZZYS MUD PUDDLE   A gorgeous registered chestnut Gelding STB. Looks like he will shed out a liver chestnut.. Very mellow.

3CT58 MUZZYS MUD PUDDLE Chestnut Gelding 12 Pace
Birth Date: 02-MAY-2005
Cdn Reg: 23-MAR-2006 Electronic Reg: 19-MAR-2009
Coggins Test Issued: 09-MAY-2012
Freeze Branded 3CT58 right side of neck
Foaled: Kensington PE

Race Summary: View Complete Summary
  Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Money Gait Age Time   Track
Life: 127 13 26 19 $19,528 P 8 1:57.3 H CHRTN
2013: 21 4 2 5 $3,944 P 8 1:57.3 H CHRT

Puddles as he is known will undergo later this spring training to saddle and will be offered for adoption when ready,

Thank you to his owners. He is a very nice boy.

Considered as available for adoption to the right home. Serious inquiries only.

***March 2018 Update :  Puddles has moved to training under saddle and is presently being ridden by an experienced rider with a bosal only. Is very quiet - willing and learns very fast. Very quiet....***

*** Jan 27/2018  **  Arrived Safely at Morning Star Acres***

Snickerdoodle  AKA Cookie

SNICKERDOODLE AKA COOKIE 12 hand approx. Buckskin Pony mare ( Possibly Fjord cross ). 4 years old Snickerdoodle AKA Cookie.No idea on her breeding, but believe Welsh cross is a fair guess. I'd estimate her at 4yrs, but haven't verified. She was a cattle farmers pasture ornament until the meat truck came for her last thanksgiving. A friend called me and we rerouted the truck.

She Lunges well and has a decent whoa. She's been tacked English but not bitted. If you don't rush her and just move along, she acts as though she does this (tack up) every day. She will be a fun project. She stands well for the farrier, never been shod or floated, was just Wormed, and will stand in a straight stall.

Name of the horse: RUSTY

Age/ Tattoo: +/_ 19 years Height/Color: 15.1 hands/ Chestnut Sexe: gelding Very respectful and a joy to be around. Ridden western. Walk jog at this time as he needs to lose some weight and tone down to regular exercise. But is a very well built sturdy boy. Don't let his age fool you.- He has many many years yet to give .No lameness but mild arthritis only.***** Is /can be turned out with geldings only as seems to act studdish around mares and tries to mount them when in heat. Can be ridden in the company of mares just not turned out with. ***please note Rusty is presently been hacked at a walk trot and doing well. He and his pasture mate were in a small area and weight and exercise are a factor in his refresher and rehabilitation . He has lost some weight and has muscled up nicely. Rusty shows no signs of lameness and is doing so well. Presently being ridden in a bittless bridle . Rusty is loving being ridden on a regular basis. He can sit for 6 months and be back in the saddle no problem. No buck or rear. He doesn't like flies as much and the heat . He rides bittless in a Monty Roberts bridle and running martingale to stop his head swinging as this was a habit he developed or was previously ridden with a tie down. He is doing well. He loves our obstacle course. He has been ridden by many various riders and everyone loves him. Great to hack on... Works very well in round pen also. Rusty is on 24/7 turnout with shelter and does nto need a winter blanket. Due to financial commitments and a recent vet bill and upcoming surgeries: It is with a sad heart that I must sell Rusty.

Rusty is up to date with farrier – wormer and care and is a very easy keeper. No health issues.

Serious inquiries only. Asking $2500 or best offer, No papers.

“Gismo” is an approx. 18 or 19 years old Clydesdale-Appaloosa-Mix. Gismo is approx. 16 hands .He was found by
another horseman in fall 2011 on a foodless “pasture”, no shelter and being skin and
bones only. He was accompanied by another horse in the same condition. He bought both horses and
brought them back to life over the winter. Following spring he put them on the internet for sale and we
bought “Gismo”.
He is a horse one can only dream of: attached, friendly, very well to be ridden, healthy, a sort of a gentle
bully with the other horse.  Presently located in Kent County. 

Owner needs to return to Germany and cannot take horses with him. A good home a must. This boy is gentle giant and is very polite  kind smart. 

Has been assessed by Morning Star Acres.

Serious inquiries only. 

“Cheyenne” +/- 20 years old, the gelding, as well as “Hailey”, the daughter suffer from laminitis since summer 2012. Cheyenne is approx. 14 hands.At times it was hell, but by keeping them away from fresh grass and
administer occasionally an affordable medication (Buzone Conc.) for a couple of days,
makes them going without much pain. Both handle this medication without any side effects.

Has been assessed by Morning Star Acres.
Serious inquiries only. Presently located in Kent County 

“Holly”, the mare, is free from laminitis, but has a hip problem, which only shows when
one is working the hind hooves (hoof trimming): she can't lift those legs much. Otherwise she's a happy
saddle pony without any other health issues. The doesn't need any almost human
behaviour. Holly is approx. 14 hands. Very stout and solid. To part from him will be the hardest to me.

All 3 ponies can't be ridden, but are friendly and patient with everybody. Kids can groom them endless.
They're used to dogs, cats and “Hamlet”, the sheep ram. The way I see it, they would fit very good in a
petting zoo or as “cool down buddies” to hyper horses. But because they're together for almost all of their
lives, it would be a horrendous thing to separate them.
Has been assessed by Morning Star Acres.
Serious inquiries only.

 “Hailey”, the daughter suffer from lamenitis since summer 2012. At times it was hell, but by keeping them away from fresh grass and administer occasionally an affordable medication (Buzone Conc.) for a couple of days,makes them going without much pain. Both handle this medication without any side effects. Hailey is approx. 14 hands. Located in Kent County.

Has been assessed by Morning Star Acres.
Serious inquiries only.

The ram was born in early July 2012, a day later abondened by its mother and got lost in cold, rainy
wheather on a nearby hobby farm. Found a day later with a terrible
pneumonia and malnourished, that hobby farmer did not know what to do with the lamb and brought it to
me, knowing that I'm very much in animals. I took the little one in, had it treated by a veterinarian (what
blew my almost non-existent budget even more into tatters), kept it in my house until the following spring,
bottle-fed the lamb 4 x a day, and my female dog adopted the lamb and treated it like a puppy (see encl. pictures). He does not require sheering. Just regular brushing which he loves.
Consequently the full size ram now believes he's a dog and partly he behaves this way
now. He is not just tame, he's friendly. After 9 months I took him out to the barn and since he lives there
with the horses, of which the pony gelding is his best friend now. Hamlet is friendly with everyone and everything. He goes easily along with my cats, dogs and horses. He will turn six this june. At the age of 2 I boarded him with the neighbour farmers sheep over the winter, and he went easily along with them, but didn't show any interest in the ewes. He doesn't show any agression torwards humans, after I told him some lessons during his adolescence. Since, no incident happened and he likes to be pet from head to tail.

Has been assessed by Morning Star Acres.
Serious inquiries only.


Everyone meet Ella as we call her as we do not have the name she has been called. Ella came to us through a horse dealer who was given instructions to send her for meat. Sadly we bailed her and she is now with us safely. We were told she was 12 but after shaving her freezebrand she is as indicated 19. Cutest little mare there is...She is approx. 14.3-15 hands. We were told that she was broke to ride and shown but was too hot for show ring so was discarded as she had to go before another horse could be purchased for the little girl... She came to us very clean - trimmed tail and banded mane. Looks too pretty a girl to go to slaughter. First day of meeting her we deposited a round bale with tractor(she never budged). we then walked up to her no halter since none was left with her.... and picked up and cleaned all 4 feet (no issues). She is a sweetheart at grain time and has manners to die for... We will be allowing her to gain a bit and settle in before we start working her. ****If anyone recognizes this mare and can help us get some history ( we have race history) please message us as we would love to know more on her training if possible chat with her previous owner- Grandparents bought her for granddaughter) She will be available for adoption in the future.

**** Arriving soon at Morning Star Acres   March 2018 ****
Star has work done to her but not saddled yet she is to come here spring 2018 for further training to saddle .

Here is her info owner is I'll and cannot care for her anymore they want a really good home for her

We don't have room right now
We're full and have to move our adoptions and can only keep a limited number this winter

Sure. Star is 12 years old. She is a QH/Morgan cross. Is liberty trained. Has ferrier visits as needed by Mike Falkins. Has yearly examination from her Vet Carl. is in excellent condition. Like children, to be groomed, hesitant, spooky with certain things.
She is calm when not in heat (then she can be a handful). She will follow me anywhere but not everyone. She is black with one left hind foot that is white. Straight legs, strong neck. Lateral bends with ease. Gives backend easily. Respects humans space. Can be land tied for long periods of time when needed.
Prefers to have a choice as to the weather. From an early age we have called her that choice as recommended by Carl, her vet. Makes for a healthier horse. He says.



Shadow is a gorgeous 14 yr old gelding a star from his own track Northside Downs in North Sydney NS. Approx 16 hands tall he was retired as a legend of the track. Breaking track records to having a successful racing career. Memorial in his honor (link to be posted once available ) fr being such a great horse....

Shadow was retired and given to Morning Star Acres to assure we find him a new job and a new loving home.

At this time Shadow will learn to be a horse and once fully settled in will undergo training to saddle.

Below are some of the links leading to his career. More available...

Cooler presentation and official retirement announcement at North Side Downs (click link and go to 44:07…

Foaling Date: 05/15/2003
Sex: Gelding
Foaling Place:
Color: Brown
Tattoo: 4AM01 


Race Summary: Life: 249 starts

39 FIRST    27 SECOND    34 THIRD
EARNINGS $82,683


2009 Northside Downs June 20th Race 13

Raced against Lexus Bandito – Finish 1st


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