Solid Dark Bay QH Mare. Appx.
6 yrs. old. Appx. 15 - 15.1 hands. This
is a very nicely built mare. She is racetrack trained only. She
someone familiar with retraining race horses. Friendly.
Julie, her new mom is ecstatic. The did have some trouble unloading
her from the trailer and she was quite sweaty, but it is our hope
that she will settle in her new home quickly. Thank you so much
Julie for reaching out to help this wonderful little mare!
soon as we receive information regarding her new name and how
she is doing, we will post it to the Success Stories page of our
8/27/00 - Ok, this is probably a pretty silly name but it fits.
193 is friendly but
she's a spook, so I named her Casper. She received 2 baths today
and was a little squirely. But you can tell she will eventually
calm down. After 2 baths she is still grimey - yuk. I guess I'm
gonna have to give her a bath with palmolive - it cuts the grease.
I woke up this morning and was making coffee when I heard her
yacking. I looked out the window and she was looking at me and
talking. I said good morning and I'll be out there in a minute.
Boy oh Boy does she have good ears. I found one of her front shoes
on the ground and the other one is still hanging on. Hopefully
we can get the farrier out this week. She loves carrots and now
she will take apple treats from me. After her brushing she followed
me around in her pen. Obviously she enjoyed the brushing and company.
When it comes to feeding time she starts her pawing and lets you
know she's waiting. I'll send you another update when she's out
of quarantine and can visit with my other horses.
- Just a little update on Casper. I got hurt this past weekend
and my leg is out. So instead of Casper just standing we sent
her to a trainer for 30days. I went to see her today and she is
doing great. The trainer got back boots on her and has been bitting
her up. I watched her in the bullpen and she moves nicely. She's
getting the whoa down and we got her up in the wash rack. The
trainer and I got her right rear up to pick it, so that's a major
step for her. Kicked out on the left but we'll try again tomorrow.
Things are looking up for this mare.
- Well its almost been 2 months since we brought Casper home and
she's been home from the trainers for 2 weeks now. She rides very
nice and her whoa - watch out she thinks she a reining horse.
Backs very nicely too. I've been riding her daily and starting
now on roll backs and side passing. Every day she seems to improve
and get more trusting. Took her out for her first trail ride on
Sunday and she did wonderful. I was very nervous because it was
windy. But we made it past dogs barking and cars flying by so
I was very impressed with her behavior. Fly mask is now accepted
with no problems. When I 1st started to blanket her you'd thought
the boogie man was going to get her. Now I can slip the blanket
over her head without a halter - major step. Picking up her rear
feet is still a struggle but working with her everyday on that
sour note. She originally fired out at me, then she went to pumping.
Now I just ask her to pick them up and they go right back down.
But that's fine for now and a step in the right direction. Can't
get the clippers near her, but I guess I wouldn't want them on
my face either. Maybe we'll just have to let her get away with
that one!!!!!!!! Anyhow she's put on weight and her brown coat
looks glossy black. I wish I had a digital camera a scanner so
I could show you all. That's all for now.