Nashville

SEX:
Mare
BREED:
Quarter Horse
REGISTERED NAME:
Smart Zipleana (AQHA)
COLOR:
Chestnut
MARKINGS:
Blaze
DOB:
April 17, 2006
AGE:
11
HEIGHT:
14.3
WEIGHT:

916 lbs

LOCATION:
Redmond
ADOPTION FEE:
TBD
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Nashville and her five herdmates were surrendered to SAFE by their owner, who was no longer physically or financially able to properly care for them. The horses were in decent weight but had not had farrier or dental care in some time. Nashville’s x-rays were clean apart from a slight clubfoot in her LF, but she is sound and should be fine with proper hoof care. The horses have all been trimmed by SAFE’s farrier Daphne Jones, and despite their badly overgrown hooves, we are confident that they will fully recover from their neglect. Nashville has had two foals in her lifetime and is the dam of Valor, also surrendered to SAFE.We are told that she has had 60-90 days of prior training, but we plan to put her through our training program as an unstarted horse to give her a good foundation. She is a pretty mare with a mild disposition, and will make someone a fine friend someday soon.

All SAFE horses are adopted with a no-breeding clause, no exceptions. Nashville will be offered for adoption as a riding horse or a companion horse only. Nashville’s adoption fee will be determined once she starts training and will be in the range of $1,500 – $2,500.

Farrier day for the new horses

Farrier Daphne Jones came out today to work on the badly neglected hooves of our new horses. She was able to trim all of them, except for Angel, who was very reluctant to have her hind feet handled. Daphne worked with her to get her more accustomed to having her hinds picked up, and will be back out very soon to attempt another trim. The good news is that as bad as their feet looked when we picked them up, Daphne was able to make everyone’s hooves look relatively normal again. With proper hoof care, these horses should remain sound.

Not how a tail should look!!

Poor Nashville and Angel had tails that resembled baseball bats!! With a lot of patience (and a fair amount of Tail & Mane Detangler) we were able to save a lot of Nashville’s tail. The matted clump that was Angel’s tail was cut out.

Nashville, before
Nashville, after

 

Poor Angel’s tail

Six new horses to introduce

SAFE has recently taken in 6 new horses. They were surrendered to us by their owner, who was no longer able to care for them, due to physical and financial set backs. The horses were all in decent weight, but had not received farrier or dental care in many years. Most had extremely overgrown feet, causing lameness and discomfort. Two other horses belonging to the same owner were humanely euthanized due to pain and old age.

Our decision to take these horses was based on several factors. We felt that without our intervention, the horses would continue to suffer, and were likely to become thin once winter set in. We also have reason to believe that there was a genuine risk that one or all of the mares would be impregnated, either accidentally or intentionally.

The six horses now reside at Safe Harbor in Redmond. Valor is stalled at night and spends his days in a private paddock. The other five are living together in a small pasture where they can be safely quarantined from the rest of the herd.

Valor
3 year old QH stallion, now a gelding
  Nashville
11 year old QH mare
dam of Valor
  Angel
27 year old QH mare
dam of Cosmo
  Cosmo
13 year old QH gelding
son of Angel
  CJ (Calamity Jane)
17 year old QH mare
  Renee
19 year old QH mare

safekeepers

Nashville’s Friends:

1. Lillian H

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Every horse deserves at least ten friends! Even a small monthly donation can make a difference. Plus, SAFE horse sponsors receive discounts at local businesses through the SAFEkeepers program!

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