RW came to Safe Harbor as part of a neglect case in West Tennessee. She was one of the youngest in the herd, and as such was also one of the thinnest, having likely been bullied off of food by older mares. Most of the horses she was with were thoroughbreds, although RW does not have a tattoo. This beautiful girl is big – 16.2 hands – and is a lovely mover. She is vet-aged at approx. 8 years old; young enough to have her whole life and even a performance career ahead of her.
RW has obviously had SOME training. She is lovely to be around on the ground, and even children can lead and groom her. Her foster family’s children pull buckets up to her to stand on and reach her back for grooming. She lunges quietly both ways and tacks up like she has done it a million times. She accepts a rider and stands quietly for mounting and dismounting. She will flex a bit, walk, and whoa and she’s comfortable having a rider led around on her back — And that is where her training apparently ended. She will need a training level adopter, or someone who is willing to send her for professional training, as she does not seem to know any under saddle cues.
She has the personality of a warmblood – not in a hurry over anything – but the metabolism of a thoroughbred. She currently lives on 24/7 turnout on good grass pasture and is fed 10 pounds of Strategy plus 5 pounds of alfalfa pellets each day. We’re not trying to scare you off — but she has some very definite dietary requirements for her health that we want potential adopters to know up front. As you can see in her photo, she is still gaining a bit of weight, but she is ready for the next chapter of her life. She is UTD on all routine care and is currently barefoot.
This is an extremely nice mare for the right person. We are setting her adoption fee at $700. If we get her going under saddle, this will increase. If we have her long enough to point her toward a discipline, this will increase exponentially.
If you are a trainer interested in taking her on as a project, please email us about our Trainer Incentive Program.