|COLOR: red roan||MARKINGS: blaze||For Intermediate Rider|
|YOB: 2003||AGE: 17||HEIGHT: 13.3 hh||WEIGHT: 800 lbs|
|LOCATION: Redmond, WA||ADOPTION FEE: $700||Online Adoption Application|
Aries was surrendered to SAFE when her family needed to sell their home due to medical reasons. She arrived with another horse, Lucca, who is also a senior mare. They are healthy, with shiny coats and just in need of a farrier visit. Both have experience trail riding, but haven’t been ridden in a year. Aries was the family’s 4H horse growing up. We are still in the process of accessing Aries, but we believe she would be a good fit for an intermediate rider who can give her more support. She could make a good trail horse as long as she has a buddy to follow. The same is true with trailering. She loads easily if another horse is in first. Aries tends to be the boss mare in a herd, but has had a lot of horse friends over the years. We look forward to getting to know these sweet seniors.
All SAFE horses are adopted with a no-breeding clause, no exceptions.
Aries has been at SAFE for about six weeks. Lucca, the horse she arrived with, and her came to SAFE without medical issues, so we were able to start training immediately after their 14 day quarantine. Terry, our Operations Director, recently starting riding Aries and here is what she had to say about her.
“Aries has a bit of trouble. She gets tight and braces when the energy is raised. Her feet are stuck in her braces and that panic comes out in a few small bucks. She is learning that forward and free of the lateral braces is a better way to move and feels much better than bottled up stress.”
Terry, our Operations Director and Jane, a long time SAFE volunteer, headed across the waters on a ferry ride to Kingston. They picked up two new horses this week, Lucca, a 19 year old bay Arabian mare and her friend, Aries, an 18 year old red roan Arabian. Both are very sweet and well behaved.
Sadly, their owner had to rehome them when they had to sell their home due to the husband’s cancer diagnosis. They were unable to find them a good home when they were dealing with so much themselves. Fortunately, SAFE had room, and was happy to step in and help. Both mares have been on trail rides and Aries was their daughter’s 4H horse. They both are healthy and just need a little TLC to prepare for riding again, since it’s been about a year since they’ve been under saddle.
Both seemed relaxed when they arrived. Lucca kept yawning in the sunshine while Aries stood calmly next to her. Neither one broke a sweat on the long journey across a ferry to their new home. We are excited to get to know these sweet mares and prepare them for their next chapter in life.
1. Susanne M.
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!