Adoption Overview $900


Meet Dakota! This handsome fellow is the whole package. He is very sweet and has impeccable ground manners. Relationships really matter to this guy so a quiet home with someone who wants to build a bond and has only geldings might be the best life for Dakota. We consider him at this time to be an intermediate level riding horse. He is a WONDERFUL trail horse and prefers that lifestyle over arena riding. He crosses water no problem and nothing seems to stop him as long as he has a relationship with his rider. Dakota is quite responsive to the bit and requires very little pressure, as he works more off of leg aids. He needs a balanced rider who knows how to collect, with light hands and adequate leg control. His abilities suggest he has been taught how to do a lot in his past! Dakota is sensitive about his ears and poll area, so he will need someone understanding of his uncertainties. Dakota will also need a properly fitting saddle and pads to ensure his comfort, given his very high withers. Dakota is up to date on all vaccinations, coggins, dental care, and farrier work. So this horse can thrive long term, the rider and tack should be no more than 20% of the horse's weight. In consideration of this animal's size and conformation, weight limit for this equine is limited to under 200 lbs.    Please fill out an interest in adoption form on our website to learn more and schedule an appointment: He stands at 15.3 hands tall. Dakota is suitable for EAGALA programs; please mention this when you inquire!


LocationFort Worth, TX
BreedAmerican Paint Horse
Height15.3 HH
DisciplinesTrail Riding, Companion, English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Lessons/Therapy, Dressage
Temperament4 - Ideal

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  • Can be approached when loose in turnout.
  • Calm when haltered.
  • Leading, turning, stopping, backing.
  • Can be led through a gate.
  • Stands calmly tied.
  • Moves hindquarters away from pressure on hind.
  • Stands Calmly while body is brushed.
  • Allows all feet to be picked up, stands calmly while foot is held.
  • Stands calmly for blanket/fly sheet.
  • Stands calmly for oral administration of fluid from syringe or tube.
  • Stands calmly for fly spray (spray or insecticide).
  • Stands calmly while legs hosed with water.
  • Calmly trailer loads and unloads.


  • Stands calmly for rectal temperature.

Humane Society of North Texas

1840 E Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76103

Equine Department