More Forever Homes Needed?
The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:
‘Tis the Season, time to join AAE every day this month as we share stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2018. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2019, please help us prepare for another year of helping horses. Your donations will assure we have ample funding for veterinary care to
help horses in need as we move into a new year.
We want to thank everyone for their love and support!
We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!
Have a great holiday season!
It’s AAE story-time! Horses of 2018:
Dixie, Patsy, Kitty, June and Dolly
AE welcomed this group of five girls, Dixie, Patsy, Kitty, June and Dolly, from the DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary on Feb 28, 2018. AAE has been supporting the DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary’s recovery and herd reduction efforts since April 2017, after the long illness and passing of their Executive Director, Barbara Clarke in November of 2016.
All five of these young girls spent some time at the Monty Roberts International Learning Centerfor gentling and learning basic groundwork before arriving at AAE. All accepted haltering on arrival, some better than others, and they all still needed considerable time building trust and confidence. Dolly, Dixie and Kitty later returned to MRILC for participation in additional courses and further development. They were all introduced to ground driving and a saddle (no rider). All three did quite well.
Dixie is a nice looking and well-built, 7-year old-ish mustang mare. She came back the “Most Improved” of this class. She returned a different horse, much more calm, confident, and social. She shows steady improvement. She halters, leads, and loads. Handling her hooves and working with the farrier are still a work in progress. Dixie is looking for her forever home with a mustang experienced person. She is a dominant mare, which should be considered in her future home. Dixie was brought current earlier this year with dental and hoof care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip in place.
Kitty is a cute, little, 6-year old-ish shy, somewhat passive mustang mare. She halters, lead, and loads, and she is good with her hooves and farrier. She still needs confidence, but she’s improving along the way. She has been easily pushed around by other horses, but she is finding her place, but really just wants to just be. Kitty is looking for her forever home with a person with mustang experience. Kitty was brought current earlier this year with dental and hoof care, vaccines and deworming,
and she has a microchip in place.
Dolly is a sweet, gentle 2-3 year old mustang filly. She returned from MRILC all the better. She is confident, calm, and social. She is soft, kind, and willing, with a growing curiosity that needs to be nurtured so this girl can shine. Dolly is on the lower end of the hierarchy in herd dynamics. Dolly was brought current earlier this year with dental and hoof care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip in place.
Dolly has an adoption pending!!
Patsy is a curious, but somewhat shy 3-4 year old mustang filly. She has a dominant tenancy in the herd. She is building confidence, but needs more trust building. She has an inquisitive mind, and wants to please. Patsy needs a patient person to nurture her curiosity and confidence. She halters, leads, and loads, but handling her hooves and farrier are still a work in progress. Patsy was brought current earlier this year with dental and hoof care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip in place.
Patsy has an adoption pending!!
These girls have all shown steady progress, and all will benefit from more
consistent and daily handling. The right homes for Dixie and Kitty will be with individuals with mustang experience; patient persons willing to commit the time and consistent efforts to bring their sweet girl along
June’s story is a little different. June is a 5-year old-ish mustang mare. Not long after arrival earlier this year, little June’s belly suddenly ballooned in a matter of days. She delivered her colt, Johnny, on April 20, 2018. She had a difficult delivery, but thankfully, she and Johnny had a good vet. June got some down time to settle in at AAE and enjoy her lil’ guy. June was the most mellow and willing of the group. She is a sweet, gentle mare that is on the lower end of the hierarchy in the herd environment; though recently, that seems to be changing. Her confidence is growing! She is soft and kind, while a little aloof. June has low fetlocks and should not be considered for more than a light riding prospect, at best. She halters, leads, and loads, but handling her hooves and farrier are still a work in progress.
June was brought current earlier this year with vaccines, deworming, and hoof and dental care, and she has a microchip in place. Her hooves are still a work in progress, but she did fairly well with the farrier for her two trims. June is looking for a mustang experienced home; someone with patience to give her the time and leadership she needs!
As soon as he was ready, Little Johnny was gelded, and adopted shortly after to a wonderful home where he’s buddy to a filly his same age.
This pic was him hanging out with Uncle Blue, not too long before adoption.
Do you have room for a horse in need of a home??
If you are not able to adopt, but want to help support one of these sweet girls until they move on to their forever home, consider sponsoring.
For more information on sponsoring a horse click here!
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