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First Ride on Kayla

First Ride on Kayla

Here is what Terry recently had to say about Kayla: “Kayla has been a lovely mare to get to know. She came to us with a great foundation and was ready to get to work right away. Our first goal has been to strengthen her for riding since she had a few months off prior to coming to us. Her balance and strength, especially at the canter, does need some work. She is a forward and sensitive mare, so…

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Merry in the Round Pen

Merry in the Round Pen

Here is a video of Terry working with Merry in the round pen at SAFE. Merry is a terrific horse with a sweet personality. It won’t be long before someone takes home this wonderful mare. 

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Caramel Learning to Trust

Caramel Learning to Trust

  Caramel is working on trusting people to handle her hooves. These videos are the result of a ton of patience and relaxed feel with Trisha lifting her hoof. What amazing progress this mare is having with her kind foster mom! No expectations and no timelines. Everything for the horse and what this special mare needs to find trust as a domestic horse. Thank you Trisha for providing the…

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Frosting Arrives at SAFE

Frosting Arrives at SAFE

Witness Frosting’s first moments at SAFE after Animal Control dropped her off. Having Veronica as her neighbor was a highlight for this young mustang who makes sure Veronica knows she is a baby by clacking her teeth. 

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Mac’s First Couple Months

Mac’s First Couple Months

Mac has only been at SAFE for about two months. He is a sensitive boy with sweet eyes. So far, we are working on getting Mac conditioned and building more muscles. He is learning that moving forward is the answer. He braces when he is asked to go back and is head shy at the poll. For this reason we do not think he should be tied up. Mac is very sound and even though he has a little sway back, we…

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A New Horse at SAFE: meet Frosting!

A New Horse at SAFE: meet Frosting!

Frosting is an 8 month old Mustang filly who was one of four horses seized by Animal Control due to neglect. Having just taken in seven ponies from another county, SAFE was not able to take all four of the horses, so one went to Pony Up and two went to a private rescuer. Frosting, being so young, will likely be with SAFE for a few years, since we prefer to start horses under saddle before…

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Whisky and Shortbread are Adopted!

Whisky and Shortbread are Adopted!

We are so excited that Whisky and Shortbread have found their forever home with Sherry, Rick and their 27 year old Appaloosa mare, Windy. Whisky is very interested in Windy and really wants to be friends. Windy isn’t quite sure about this yet, but Rick and Sherry are sure she will come around eventually. Whisky and Shortbread are getting excellent care at their new home. Sherry and Rick say that…

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Caramel is off to Foster

Caramel is off to Foster

Today was a BIG step in the future success of Caramel. She is headed to a foster home where the views are fantastic and she is surrounded by other horse friends. Trisha, who is now fostering Caramel, adopted one of the Fall City 40 horses, Hazel, last January. She did such a great job gentling her that we are thrilled that Caramel will have the same opportunity to learn. Trisha will be able to…

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Veronica Out and About

Veronica Out and About

SAFE’s volunteer, Candi, has been a huge part of Veronica’s gentling process. Her kind and patient feel has been key to the successful haltering of this extremely sensitive and touchy mare. We have slowly gained her trust and she is allowing for basic grooming and picking up her hooves. The first video shows Veronica’s first walk outside of her paddock. As you can see, she was very nervous, but…

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Billy Has Come So Far — Foster Video Update

Billy Has Come So Far — Foster Video Update

Billy has come so far in the 8 weeks he has been with his foster family. Julie has been hard working hard. Here is a couple videos she sent to us. He is ready for a family to adopt him who can continue the great work he has been getting with SAFE. He is not suitable for kids, is shy at being caught and loves other horses. 

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