Molly came to our rescue from a severe neglect case where she was perhaps the thinnest horse we had ever seen. She has gained a lot of weight though as you can see in the photos she still has some weight to gain. We think she is an Arabian based on her head shape though she could be an Arabian X Quarter Horse. She is a sweet girl who is easy to catch in the pasture, good with her feet being handled, and knows basic groundwork, such as lunging and hindquarters. She appears sound and healthy other than being so thin. She is an older horse and we are guessing her age.
We have not tried to ride Molly considering how thin she is. As much groundwork as she knows, we suspect she can be ridden.
Update: We have now ridden Molly and she is very gentle. She appears to be suitable for a beginner rider or a kid to ride. She behaves very well on the ground while tacking up as well as under saddle. More photos can be seen on www.petfinder.com (also can be accessed through our website)
About our rescue horses:
Our horses have received their basic vaccinations (Rabies vaccine, EWT combo vaccine) at the time of adoption. They have been dewormed and have a negative Coggins test as well. All horses have received a hoof assessment and trimming done by Pete Ramey. We do our best to determine what amount of training they have had and to represent them as accurately as possible. However, we usually do not know the history of our horses, so we determine training by how the horses act after we get them. Please call ahead or email to set up a time to meet our horses if you are interested in adopting. They are at foster homes so we may need up to a couple days notice in order to schedule a time for you to see them. We will adopt to either permanant homes or to a trainer who plans to school the horse and then find it a long term home.
We desire for our horses to find a good home where the horse will be a good fit with the person adoption him/her. With that goal in mind, we do our best to accurately represent everything, good and bad, with our horses. Since they have received a full vet exam, many times there are health problems recorded here. The vast majority of horses have at least some health issue, though most sellers are unaware if the horse has not recently received a full examination. Therefore keep this in mind if we report a horse has some soreness or lameness issues - our horses are likely not less sound than other horses on this site - we simply examine them and report all concerns.
As part of helping new owners find a horse that is a good fit, we offer several valuable services included as part of the adoption fee on our horses. We offer a 1-2 hour training session with Alexandria Dodgen who trains using natural horsemanship techniques. She will help you learn to handle your new horse in a way that gets your horses listening to and respecting you. She is also available to fully train your new horse, though that is not included with the adoption fee. Our goal is to help you and your new horse have the best start possible and to help you find a horse that will be a great long term fit for you and your family. Offers for training are dependent on you bringing the horse to the trainer's facility (or potentially paying an additional house call fee at your expense). In addition to the training session, CARE also provides two weeks free boarding until you can pick up your new horse.
Adoption fees are negotiable to the right home.
Deliver may be available depending on your location.
Company / Facility:
Care - Crossroads Animal Rescue -
CARE is an equine, dog and cat rescue headquartered in Seneca, SC. We are the non-profit branch of Crossroads Animal Hospital. We obtain our horses primarily from neglect cases from the local animal control. We provide vet services, good feeding programs, and hoof care for our rescue horses and then find them good homes. To contact us, email or call (864)972-9994