description: paint mare
registered name:
type of rescue: Owner Surrender
intake date: 6/1/2010
date of death: 11/3/2010
length of time with SAFE: 5 months

Calamity came to us after being surrendered by her owner — a surrender that came just days before animal control seized the rest of the horses and dogs living on the property. Calamity suffered several years of poor care before coming to SAFE, but she blossomed into a lovely mare after a few months. Calamity was supposedly green-broke, but to be safe, we sent her into training for a refresher. She seemed to be doing well with her undersaddle work, and we had high hopes for her future. But tragedy struck when Calamity reared while being lunged, fell over backwards and died instantly after striking her head. We are shocked and saddened by this loss, and this poor mare will be greatly missed by all of us at SAFE.