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Queen Margaret’s School is looking for a dedicated equestrian student to be an Equestrian Intern for 2018-19 School Year. There is 1 position available. Equestrian Interns work 5 days per week (more during scheduled weekend horse shows). Duties include barn chores, turning out horses, light maintenance tasks, assisting coaches, as well as riding horses. Students work in a group environment in exchange for their training, room and board. Lessons may be on their own horses or a school horse. More Details (27-July)
Photo Looking for an excellent companion? I would like to find a long term home for my old TB gelding, he’s super well behaved, no vices, easy keeper. He is sound but hasn’t been ridden for years and would not be fair to start him again, he is approx. 23 years old and in great shape. Unfortunately we are downsizing and keeping him will be difficult. Must be in the mid island area. He has a very sweet disposition and love kids and dogs. 250-954-9596 Located in Victoria (20-September)
Photo Serenity is a 31.2 Connemara mare, 11 years old.She was a school pony for a few years, however she does better with 1 owner.  She walks, trots, canters and loves to jump.  She is currently being professionally trained in natural horsemanship and being brought along on her flatwork.  Her training will continue until the end of September when she will return  to her home on Saltspring.  She is a very confident mare and needs a strong yet kind leader.  Skills in natural horsemanship will be a great asset to building a strong connection with this special mare.  Serenity has no vices however, she does have a club foot on her left front which does not affect her, she has never been lame. videos available upon request.  Asking $2500 but negotiable to perfect rider/owner and forever home. (20-September)
Photo 11 year old 15.2hh Standardbred gelding. Retired sound from the track 4 years ago and has only been driven. He has been sat on once and responded calmly but needs to be backed and retrained. He is very sweet, has good ground manners, ties well and is great in trailer and with farrier. He has a beautiful fluid canter (in the field)and is a wonderful prospect for any discipline. He is looking for a quiet caring and knowledgeable person to bring him on and he will be his best. Very responsive to training. Call or text: 250-713-9683. Located in Ladysmith. More pics on J&MAcres website.Adoption fee $500. (13-September)
Photo 4-year-old QH/Canadian X 14hh mare. Outstanding unflappable temperament but not dull. Has done lots of w/t/c arena work with jumps recently introduced. Great to handle and with farrier/vet, ties for days, baths, trails. She's ready to go in any direction. Very cute and willing over fences, good mover, also would be well suited for western disciplines. She'll make a fantastic project horse for someone looking to take her up the ranks or a one-of-a-kind lifetime partner for someone looking for a sensible, sweet, easy keeping friend that can do a bit of everything. $7500 but will consider reasonable offers to the right home. Serious inquiries only, please. More pictures and videos available (6-September)
Photo Registered Quarter Horse Mare, well bred, big, sound and solid with a great mind.  16:1 hands, 14 years old.  She is lovely to ride, no bucks (safe for beginner riders in a ring) but needs an involved owner that understands alpha mares. She is too great a horse for the amount of time I have to give.  To the right home only.  $5000.00.
Call or 250-752-0395 (23- August)
Photo Rare opportunity, 2 very well trained riding horses that love the trails. No vices, behaved on the ground and in the saddle. Would suit 2 riding partners that want to explore the trails together. They love people, used to dogs, safe on roads, love the water and trailer well. Really bombproof as they have done it all. 15.3 Paint gelding, 23 years young. And 15.2 Sorrel gelding, 23 years young. They have been together since birth, so need to be together. $2,000 for both including winter blankets, etc. or may consider free lease. They are used to walk out stalls and seasonal turnout. Very good in a herd. To approved home only. Val 250-590-6111 (11-August)
Photo Companion horse - Free to a good home. Grey gelding, 14.2hh, goes barefoot with great feet, easier keeper. Has unsoundness issues and bucks when ridden so not safe to ride and will not go to a riding home. He can be nervous on the ground if you move fast, but with slow and steady he does okay.  He is not particularly herd bound so would be a good companion for a horse that goes out frequently without him.  Must go to a relatively experienced home, as he seems to have had trauma with humans in his past. 250 715 6885 Black Creek. (2-August)
Photo Handsome, well schooled Thoroughbred gelding, 13 years old, 16:1 hh. Solid firstd level dressage, has shown dressage and jumpers. Great on trails- goes out by himself. He is not spooky and is very affectionate - . loves his baths. He is currently in training and is fit and ready to go. Works best for one consistent rider. Looking for a good forever home.  $2500.  email for video links for jumping and flatwork.  Phone 250-652-3754  Saanichton, BC

Project horse: Lola is a 5 year old 14’2 hand QH mare, Lola knows walk trot and canter but needs a patient rider to start jumping! I am selling her because she deserves someone wijth more time for her, and to train her as well. Lola is an easy keeper but needs front shoes for her soft soles on her front feet, she is 100% sound. She is amazing with kids, dogs, cats and is low on the pecking order. She stands for farrier and loads well. Lola comes with saddle, saddle pad, half pad, girth, running martingale, and bridle and bit! (16-July)
Photo Strider Liver chestnut Morgan gelding.17 years young. 14.3 hh. This guy is perfect for beginners, young riders or small adults. He has a very sweet personality and always try’s to please his rider. Not only great for schooling but really fun safe trail horse. $2500.00 Cobble Hill 250 812 6115 (9-July)
Poster Quality bred quarter horse weanlings to three year olds available for purchase. Bridgeman horses are bred for correct confirmation and sound minds.  Breeding focus is on dispostion, personality and trainability.  These horses are highly trainable and can be enjoyed for casual trail riding to top show or rodeo horses. Contact Kirk or Gail through the Bridgeman Horses
12 year old Quarter Horse Percheron gelding for sale. 15.1hh. He is good alone, trailers, good on trails. Located in Courtenay
Would love to find new home for Chex. She is a Registered 1/4 horse, 20 years old. Suitable for pony club intermediate rider or beginner with good experience coach. She has done lots of Cross country and dressage. She is very flashy in the show ring. Great on trails, trailering, and with ferrier. Super friendly ground manners. Loves attention. Needs conditioning.
Bridles and Bits Okanagan Hay Sales supplies all types of grass hay and alfalfa hay, and may be purchased either by the ton or by the bale. We supply to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. We also carry equestrian apparel, horse blankets, saddles, accessories, boots, barn supplies, pet foodsn.We are located in beautiful Parksville, B.C.
Nugget: Palomino Reg’d Appendix QH, 14.3hh coming 19 years old. Excellent health, UTD with worming and teeth. Front shoes in summer. Pasture kept, easy keeper, Never foundered. Easy to catch, good for farrier. Good with fences. Good ground manners. Has been a great husband horse,mostly ring ridden, excellent on lunge, stands well for mounting. Selling due to humans aging out of riding! $2500.00 OBO Located on Salt Spring Island.
2015 John Deere 1023e compact utility tractor package with H120 loader, RC2048 (48-inch rotary brush cutter) and a bonus 17 cu ft poly cart. This 2 ½ year old machine has low hours, has been stored inside the barn and has had all maintenance done on schedule. With a 22.5 hp 4-cylinder Diesel engine, limited category-1 3-point hitch and rear + mid 15 hp pto, this is an excellent choice for all kinds of small acreage duties: pasture maintenance, brush clearing, moving materials such as dirt, manure, gravel, chips.
Twenty Corral Panels
. 5 ft high, 10 ft long, powder coated. 6 panels have some damage. $1200 or best offer.
Located in Victoria

Fantastic lightweight comfortable western 15 inch Synergist Saddle, excellent for endurance, CTRA and trail riding; Frank Bell pommel; short horn with roper's wrap; 5 inch raised and laced cantle; cutback skirts; English rigging; supracore seat (fantastic for long rides or competition); D ties and rings, crupper ring, regular fenders, padded racing stirrups. $1500 obo.