Freya

SEX:
mare
BREED:
Morgan type
REGISTERED NAME:
none
INTAKE DATE:
7/29/21
COLOR: chestnut MARKINGS: Star and Strip, RH sock For Novice Handler
 
YOB: 1991 AGE: 30 HEIGHT: 15.0 HH WEIGHT: 1025
LOCATION: Redmond, WA ADOPTION FEE: $300  

Freya is a sweet and lovable Morgan type mare, and for a gal in her 30’s, she is very healthy! She arrived at SAFE with another gelding, Nyx. Sadly, their owner was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was struggling to care for them. They both had very overgrown hooves and a month before coming to SAFE a farrier trimmed their hooves too short. Once we were able to get the farrier in to see them, Freya was so good and now a few months later is completely sound.

Freya also has very good teeth for her age. That means she still gets most of her nutrients from the hay we feed her and doesn’t need to live off of grain like a many senior horses. We do give her a little senior feed, just for the nutrients, but overall, this lady is on no medications. Freya takes life in stride, loves other horses and looks out for her buddies. When turned out with other horses she is very respectful.

Her gentle nature has given us the chance to offer our volunteers the opportunity to learn how to properly lead and groom a horse. With Freya as the model, we know everyone will be safe and taken care of. At this point in her life, she wouldn’t be good for saddling and going on long rides, but we would be open if a family occasionally wanted to put a kid on her bareback and take short walks. Her ideal home could be someone looking for a horse to teach their kids the responsibility of caring for a horse or maybe someone who needs a companion pet that they can groom and love on. Freya loves attention and stands enjoying each moment of her scratches and massages. Freya is worth her weight in gold for how gentle she is and we are excited to find Freya the perfect home to live out her golden years.

All SAFE horses are adopted with a no-breeding clause, no exceptions.

Lovable Freya

Lovable Freya

Freya is a sweet and lovable Morgan type mare, and for a gal in her 30’s, she is very healthy! When our vet got a first look at her teeth they were impressed! That means she still gets most of her nutrients from the hay we feed her and doesn’t need to live off of grain like a many senior horses. We do give her a little seniorfeed, just for the nutrients, but overall, this lady is on no medications. Freya takes life in stride, loves other horses and looks out for her buddies. When turned out with other horses she is very respectful if the other horse is the boss. She says “Ok, no biggie, I’ll move out of your way.”

Her gentle nature gave us the chance to give our volunteers the opportunity to learn how to properly lead and groom a horse. With Freya as the model, we know everyone will be safe and taken care of. At this point in her life, she wouldn’t be good for saddling and going on long rides, but we would be open if a family occasionally wanted to put a kid on her bareback and take short walks. Her ideal home could be someone looking for a horse to teach their kids the responsibility of caring for a horse or maybe someone who needs a companion pet that they can groom and love on. Freya loves attention and stands enjoying each moment of her scratches and massages.

Freya is worth her weight in gold for how gentle she is and her sweet nature. Here at SAFE we are more accustomed to horses with behavior issues due to neglect and mistreatment, so it has been a delight having a gentle, wise mare like Freya. She just goes with the flow. Trailering, vet vistis, farrier, coming into a stall after many years, that is no big deal for Freya! In her short time here she has already helped our volunteers expand their education and is a joy to be around. We are excited to find Freya the perfect home to live out her golden years.

Freya was recently interviewed by The Limelight Pet Project to be featured on Fox 13. Check out their full interview here:

Freya is Ready for Adoption!

Freya is Ready for Adoption!

Freya is a healthy mare with good teeth for her age. She has had a dental float, and behaved well for the farrier during her hoof trim. In August, she had her vaccinations and booster shots, and is now ready for adoption as a companion horse. Freya has been moved away from her old friend Nyx, and is now living in “mare row” during the day, near the paddocks of Lacey, Sienna, Pepper, and Veronica. Freya has “had words” with Lacey, so we think she may be a somewhat dominant mare. She would be likely a suitable companion for a gelding or the right mare. 

Meet Freya and Nyx!

Meet Freya and Nyx!

Two new friends arrived at our farm last week. Freya is a 30+ yr old Morgan type mare and Nyx is a very large BLM Mustang. Sadly their owner was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was struggling to care for them. The two horses had very overgrown hooves and about a month ago, a farrier trimmed them way too short, causing them both a great deal of pain and discomfort. We have them in a paddock with soft footing and they’ve already seen the vet for checkups and floats! They even got a spa day (bath time) and both did great. We had xrays done for Nyx on his two front feet. It looks like he has thin soles after getting trimmed a month ago. Most likely just trimmed too much off, too fast, but luckily no rotation. We are going to give him time to grow his feet out and possibly get him shoes with pads on them. For now, we have him on soft rides on his front feet 24/7 to help ease the pain. 

The two horses are very sweet over the fence, but they can be a bit pushy on the ground, so as soon as they’re feeling better, they’ll be starting with our horsemanship program to find out what they know.

 

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Freya’s Friends:

1. Kimberley D.

2. Lisa G.

3. Sarah M.

4. Judith C.

5. Margaret L.

6. Susanne M.

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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!

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