Quarter Horse/Arab cross
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Annabelle and Anderson were surrendered by their owner after the Kitsap Humane Society discovered the two horses living in an isolated field where they were being fed but were otherwise unhanded. Anderson, a young stallion, had been allowed to breed Annabelle repeatedly over a period of 5-6 years, resulting in a number of pregnancies but no surviving foals. Annabelle had her last foal in early May 2015 but received no vet care, and because she and the foal were not separated from the stallion, the foal died. As soon as she was rescued, Annabelle was sent to NWESC to be check for possible postpartum complications, and to treat wounds that were inflicted upon her by the stallion. Fortunately she was okay, although she clearly had been living rough.
Annabelle is a genuinely sweet mare that loves to be groomed. She is pasture sound, coming into the rescue with some old injuries: thickening of her deep digital flexor tendon on the right fore, a scar of her left hind cannon bone, and a lump in her left hind pastern. None of these are causing her any discomfort and she is very healthy however as we prepared to start her as a riding horse we noticed that the right front would get warm and a bit swollen with work so we have retired her and she is available as a companion horse.
Annabelle likes her routine and stability in the herd. She would be best suited with other animals that like to stay home and keep each other company. She is currently at foster with another horse, a miniature donkey and a few goats as her companions and she is very content. She is an absolute darling and would make a great addition to a quiet farm. She’s a volunteer favorite who loves attention and might make a good liberty or therapy horse.