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*Cameo would be suitable for a balanced rider (and tack) weighing up to 173-216 lbs max.
Cameo is one of 39 horses seized by Pierce County Animal Control after they were discovered living in filthy, deplorable conditions, trapped in stalls and paddocks piled high with their own waste, in barns with no light and no ventilation. The horses were in large part unhandled and they suffered from a lack of vet and farrier care. Because she did not receive proper handling and training, Cameo was quite wild and difficult to handle when she arrived at SAFE. But with kind and patient handling, she has learned to trust us. She made slow but steady progress working with trainer Brittney Stewart and learned to be safely caught, haltered, led, and groomed. Brittney introduced her to the bridle and bit, and in early September, she left for training with Andrea Lucianna. Going to training was initially a difficult experience for Cameo, but Andrea worked with her very slowly and carefully, and gained her trust and acceptance. Thanks to a grant from the ASPCA Equine Fund, we were able to keep Cameo in training for more than 6 months, giving her the time that she needed. When she graduated from training in April 2014, she was going nicely at all three gaits. Andrea reluctantly turned her training over to SAFE’s in house trainer Terry Phelps, telling us that had Cameo been just a bit taller, she would have kept her for herself. Terry has continued Andrea’s under saddle work and added regular ground work training to her daily routine. Cameo is available for adoption to an experienced rider who is willing to take the time to form a bond with this lovely mare. Establishing her trust is the first step to a lifetime of friendship with Cameo — she is ready for her new life to begin.