Bay QH type Mare. Star. Appx. 14-15 yrs. Appx. 15.3 hands. This
has also been used as a lesson horse and will go either English
She is sore in front. (possible navicular?). A bossy herd mare,
good with people. She would require an intermediate rider.
lovely mare has found a home with a lady who has left no stone
to make sure she gets the home she so richly deserves!
Kim even had her mother call me! HA! This
mare will be heading to Northern California soon...possibly
as a traveling companion with #191 below???? Thank you Kim
and Kim's mom for being there and caring!
9-15-00 - I've named my mare Abby. I think she's a happy horse.
On her 4th day at her
new home I turned her loose in the arena for her daily exercise.
I was very
surprised when she showed-off by repeatedly running around the
arena at full
speed, sliding to a stop and turning on her hind quarters. When
tired, she came back and stood next to me to let me know that
she was done.
responds beautifully to verbal commands (walk, trot, whoa) when
work. I think she'll be a dream when she's ready to ride.
came out yesterday. He believes that Abby's slight soreness on
feet is due to gravel in the cracks of her front hoof walls. He
her hoofs, slightly adjusted the angle on front left and put shoes
front only. Farrier thinks that Abby's soreness will disappear
as soon as
hoof wall inflammation subsides.
cold has cleared-up. Vet coming back today to do power float.
have to sedate her so I'll let Abby have a quiet day after vet
9-18-00 - Abby had a power float on Friday, 15 Sep 00. She
was very patient & gentle for
the vet (and vice-versa). The vet said that Abby is the first
she was able to float all 4 hooks in 1 visit.
had a trainer ride Abby for 15 minutes. Trainer said that she
was very receptive
to all cues and a really nice horse, but could tell that she
been ridden in a while. I am in the process of getting my riding
I did ride Abby bareback with a halter yesterday (only at a walk)
arena. Gave Abby leg and verbal commands. All I can say is that
is really eager to please. She responded perfectly. I think she
is a little
nervous and not sure what to expect since she hasn't gotten to
9/25/00 - I'm still riding Abby with only a halter, lead rope,
no saddle & only at a walk
and trot in the arena until I get my riding gear this weekend.
She's doing just great. I haven't had any spills, but have learned
that I need to
give her very light leg cues if I don't want her to sit on her
just can't tell you how thrilled I am to own Abby. She is very
affectionate and tries so hard to please me. I turn her loose
arena to run around, but Abby spends most of her time visiting
does love to stare at the cows on the hill and eventually when
we're ready to trail ride I think that she'll enjoy the trails
11/15/00 - Abby has been faithful to her 6x a week (Saturday-Thursday)
light-medium exercise program and is building some nice muscle
tone. Her favorite part of her program is when she gets to roll
in the soft dirt in the arena. She
now has a water-resistant blanket for the rainy weather. I'm glad
to say that she has become friends with the horse next to her
& no longer has a collection of bites on her rump (I had told
Abby that I was going to change
her name to Boo-Boo if she didn't stop with tusseling with her
still regularly check your horses in need web page and continue
to be surprised at all the wonderful horses that are tossed away
to the feedlots.
I will continue to spread the good word about T.I.E.R. & hope
to be able to
meet you all in person one day.
4/11/01 - She's doing very well. We have grown quite close.
Which is actually a little funny as Abby won't leave my side for
my son and daughter to ride
her unless I step out of the arena. Abby's favorite hobby is still
rolling in the soft arena dirt. She also loves to have her forehead
and ears scratched. Abby still gets light to medium exercise 5-6
days a week. We vary between round pen, arena and trail ride.
As you can tell from a couple of her pictures, Abby still gets
a boo boo here and there from tussling with her neighbors. Nonetheless,
she really likes people. Did you know that she has a funny habit
of sticking her tongue out and wiggling it when she is very happy?
Thanks so much again Gail for finding Abby and letting me bring
her into my family. We love her very much!
5/29/01 - Abby is such a sweetie. I have been babying her
lately by rubbing her back and belly button ALOT. She sticks out
her upper lip and wiggles it when I rub just the right spot. I
also clip her bridal path and whiskers every 2 weeks because she
enjoys that too. One time I accidentally rested the clippers on
her teeth for a couple of seconds (until I heard the clattering
sound). Abby didn't even flinch. I'm glad that she has such confidence
to think that I must know what I'm doing. I still have people
tell me that they can't believe that I got Abby from a feedlot
because she is such a neat horse. Abby does have one fear that
we will hopefully overcome some day... when we trail ride past
a cow she acts like an elephant in one of those cartoons when
they see a mouse. It takes a lot of encouragement & patience
to get her past the cow. I originally thought that she liked cows
because she used to stare at them when they were grazing on the
hill. Now I know that she probably didn't know what they were
& was just curious at a distance. That's OK though because
she is such a cool horse. She's my big buddy and she usually sticks
to me like glue.
10/7/02 - Abby is doing well for being close to 18 years.
Moans once in a while though. Vet said it was just her getting-up
noises due to some arthritis in the hind legs. Abby also has some
issues in the navicular area on her front, but they have pretty
much gone away since she started wearing shoes with pads. Been
a bit grumpy lately since I've been spending more time working
with Kandee. Wish I had more time in the day to work both regularly.
But she does get out pretty regularly for play and a good roll
in the arena. She's gotten a bit of a round belly. Vet requested
that her hay be cut down a bit. She still has a good time every
day picking on the horses next to her, but is still so sweet with
people. Had to laugh though when the vet was out a few months
ago to see Abby who was a bit under the weather. She said that
Abby sure was a melodramatic mare. That's my Abby!