Stella is home from training!

Stella all dressed up in her western tack!
Stella all dressed up in her western tack!

Stella is home from 45 days of training with Joel Conner. I got the chance to ride her in the clinic when Joel was at SAFE and it was a blast getting to know this spunky mare. She is a very sensitive and smart girl. She handled being in the arena with ten other horses without too much fuss and we really started to get to know each other well.

Stella's Selfie!
Stella’s Selfie!

It is wonderful to have her so well trained right from the start. She definitely has a go button but some pretty nice breaks too! She is VERY light in the bridle and off the legs. Stella is only 3 1/2 years old and is still extremely green but with the right foundation laid everything from here is easy. It will take time and miles to get her ready for anyone to jump on but for now is a really fun ride for a more intermediate rider. We hope to get her and a friend out on the trails in the next few weeks to see how she does outside of the arena. She is ready to start showing to potential adopters and find the right match for this little sports car! I missed having her around the stables and it was fun to see that she still remembered how I had taught her to put her own halter on. She is such a cutie!

Einstein Finds a Family!

We are excited to tell everyone that Einstein is on an adoption trial. He has settled into the farm and is getting to know the other family horses…Strider and Skye! Yes you heard me right, Michel contacted SAFE soon after Einstein had been rescued. She has been looking for a light riding companion to add to…Continue Reading

Health Update: Scarlett

We have really enjoyed getting reacquainted with this pretty little chestnut! Unfortunately, Scarlett came up lame at the end of July, so we had Dr. Devine, from Pilchuck, come out to evaluate her. After flexion tests and nerve blocks, the lameness was localized to the region of her suspensory ligament in the right hind.Ultrasound examination…Continue Reading

Oscar working at SAFE Harbor

We have been working with Oscar on relaxing at the gaits and riding with just seat and leg. He is getting used to the light contact in the reins and that he can go around steady and without worry. He is doing very well and finding his balance! Here is a clip of Oscar working…Continue Reading

Health Update: Karma

Karma seen today for 1 month check with Dr Fleck to re-ultrasound her check ligament. The healing has started well and the ultrasound looks good, she is filling in the tear but it is not completely healed yet. Dr Fleck said she can go out in her in and out run if she stays quiet. We…Continue Reading