Paisley is a 20 year old registered American Saddlebred mare who joined us with her half-brother by the same sire. Both are 20 years old and arrived BCS 1.5 (last 2 photos are upon arrival).
Paisley received vaccinations in mid-September, and she is currently receiving groundwork sessions appropriate to her body condition. She is easy to catch, blanket and groom. She can be pushy on the ground, and she is re-learning how to stand tied patiently (she does not pull back but she does paw if someone is not paying attention to her.)
We have confirmed that Paisley was shown in-hand as a young horse, and she still remembers how to set up for halter. She shows several behaviors typical of a show horse that was kept in a stall with little exposure to other horses.
She is seeking a very specific retirement home for these reasons.
Paisley would do best in a 24/7 turnout situation with access to good shelter and good pasture. She needs a fence that is either hotwire or hotwire reinforced as she is a cribber and a wood-chewer. She doesn’t seem to crib when turned out, but she does chew wood if the fencing appeals to her even with plenty of grass and pasture – this has decreased with better nutrition in turnout, but has not disappeared if she is stalled, even with free choice hay.
She needs non-horse companions or needs to be the companion of an alpha. She becomes incredibly possessive of another horse turned out with her, to the point where she might endanger an inexperienced handler.
Paisley is still gaining weight across her ribs and is on a diet of good high fat feed, alfalfa pellets, rice bran and free choice pasture and hay. She is up to date on vaccinations, Coggins, dental, deworming and farrier care.
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If you think she would be the right horse for you, please apply to adopt today!