2014 Snowflake Appaloosa grullo mare
Type of Rescue: Animal Control Surrender
Intake Date: 11/28/23
Adoption Date: 4/3/23
Length of Time with SAFE: 6 months

ADOPTED!! by Emily

A striking lady, this mare’s unique color is sure to draw the eye. But as we all know, looks aren’t everything, and this sweetie has a personality to match that lovely coat of hers. Those inquisitive appy eyes would like to know what you’re doing, and would like to ask for a scratch on the neck. Evie begun groundwork with a saddle a couple month after she arrived, and she came right along as a riding horse soon after.


Evie now lives with a wonderful family, including a SAFE alumni, Bliss! Evie’e adopter, Emily, first came to SAFE and took home our dear Beauty in May 2021. Following Beauty’s passing she found Bliss and then almost a year later came to us looking for a riding horse. Emily fell hard for this big bottomed girl Evie and we couldn’t be happier for her!

Evie is Adopted!

Evie is Adopted! 

Evie, the striking snowflake Appaloosa mare who came to SAFE as part of the Graham 27, has found a home

Emily, who has adopted from SAFE before (the late, great Beauty, as well as sweet, blind Bliss) came back to us looking for another riding partner to add to her herd, and was drawn to Evie.

Despite having only been with us a handful of months, Evie was doing well under saddle. Her main issue was an unwillingness to go forward, but during their test drives, Emily didn’t mind Evie’s more woah than go personality, and after several visits, she was ready to take miss Evie home.

There is always a trial period with our adoptions, to make sure that things are meshing well, and the very last question mark for Emily was how Evie would be out on the trails. But after a very successful trail ride, Emily was ready to say YES to Evie for the long haul. She will get to live alongside Bliss and Emily’s other horse, Rocky, for the rest of her days, enjoying green pastures and tons of love. We couldn’t have dreamed up a more perfect match for Evie, nor a more ideal end to her chapter with SAFE.

Evie grazing at her new home with her new friends

Getting to Know Evie

Getting to Know Evie 

Snowflake appaloosa Evie is certainly striking to behold.

Evie has a little bit of an attitude when asked to move forward, especially going up to the canter. She is also quite difficult to get going, so we are rewarding her try and giving her big releases when she does move out to tell her that she has done the correct thing. Her first experience with the flag saw her very reactive, but she has since realized it’s not a monster coming to eat her. We saddled her, which was relatively uneventful, as it’s clear she’s done this before. She wants to keep you on her right eye, and when you send her to the left, she bananas to the outside and wants to change directions — work with the rope will help with her changing eyes issues, as well as general consistency when flagging her around to ensure she continues tracking the way you send her.

Evie arrived at SAFE quite overweight, and we ran bloodwork on her to test for Cushing’s given that she had quite a cresty neck, which can be a sign of the disease. But her panels came back within normal ranges, so it seems like it was really just a diet that she needed. Now that she is in regular work, that should help her shed some pounds as well.

Evie is nearly up to date on vet and farrier care. She has a dental float scheduled, where she will get a microchip and a teat cleaning. She is up to date on her vaccines. She was also dewormed upon arrival, as she arrived with a positive worm load. She is mostly gentle about being groomed, but has known to be a bit kicky about picking up her hind legs – she has been trimmed once since arriving at SAFE, with her next trim scheduled for the coming week, and 6 week trim schedule set going forward. She gets daily thrush treatments to help combat the thrush all the Graham horses arrived with.

Evie gets arena turnout with buddies Zelly and Henry, where they get to nap and play together.