Hooved Animal Rescue of Thurston County reached out to SAFE about a mare they had who needed our help. All of their horses live in foster homes and this particular mare, Kayla, was living and training with a foster who could work with her on ground manners and train her to become a riding horse. Unfortunately, this volunteer passed away, leaving Kayla without a trainer.

She is an athletic mare that needs consistency in her life in order to feel supported and balanced. Without these boundaries, she becomes high energy and can intimidate people with that extra life. After talking to them, we agreed that SAFE’s training program would suit Kayla well and with SAFE she would have more opportunities to find an adoptive home with steady work and handling. In return, they offered to give one of our companion horses a home.

After arriving at SAFE, Kayla quickly relaxed into her stall and was very manageable for being in a brand new space. We have been told she can get anxious, so the staff will be working with her as she settles in making sure she and her handlers are safe. Kayla has such kind eyes and we are already in love!