Casey is a registered American Saddlebred mare. I have her papers in my possession and they have been updated. I bought Casey as a rescue from a Craigslist ad when I was very concerned that she might end up at an auction or going to slaughter because she had never been trained for anything. She does have one registered foal on the books that was born while she was in a neglected condition. She has endured some very adverse conditions in her life and I felt compelled to give her a fair chance.... (read more) When I first acquired her she was skittish and untrusting of humans. Amazingly, she already picked up her feet well for the farrier and loaded/unloaded on a trailer with ease. She learned to be bathed in a wash stall with a hose last summer. It did not take long to see her blossom once she realized we would not harm her and she became trusting of the several people handling her. She is a very smart and quick learner with someone who is kind and teaches by natural horsemanship methods. She has been exposed to various noises such as radios, cell phones and slamming car doors. She will now stick her head inside an open car window for treats or just out of curiosity. She has been walked past wooded areas, a cavorting stallion and up to a road heavy with traffic. She accepted a rider for the very first time with no fuss. She lunges on a line or free lunges in a round pen, goes through water puddles, jumps over cross rails, circles barrels and is currently learning about the "spooky" tarp. She is up to date on worming and hoof trimming. I am looking for an exceptional home for her where someone will continue to build and expand on her current training. Ideally, I would like to adopt her out close to home so that her adopter could spend some time getting to know her before moving her from the current property, but other potential homes with knowledgeable adopters will of course also be considered. She gets along well with other horses and does well in either a stall with a lot of turnout or being pasture kept with a run-in shed. Adoption fee and contract are required. I have reduced her fee temporarily but it may increase as she improves with more training.
private individual rescuing and assisting with rescuing horses on and off for approx 20 years from potentially going to slaughter - mostly Saddlebreds and Hackneys but also Standardbreds, Haflingers, a Morgan and mini mare, and occasionally assist with gaited breeds
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