Montana

SEX:
gelding
BREED:
unknown
REGISTERED NAME:
unknown
INTAKE DATE:
9/24/21
COLOR: Dark Bay & White Pinto MARKINGS:     
YOB: 2016 AGE: 5 yrs HEIGHT:  WEIGHT: 
LOCATION: Redmond, WA ADOPTION FEE: TBD    
Montana and Darla were surrendered to SAFE by their owner, an elderly man who suffered a stroke and could no longer care for them. His family was able to successfully rehome his other horses, but Darla and Montana are both untrained and were at a greater risk of falling into bad situations. So SAFE agreed to take them on so they can benefit from our horsemanship program.
 
Montana is a striking dark bay and white pinto, who was originally purchased as a yearling to be a riding horse, but they were unsuccessful at halter starting him. Now at 5, he is still quite unhandled, and very tentative about being approached. He will need a lot of patient work to be gentled and started under saddle, but fortunately he is quite good looking so we’ll be able to enjoy his beauty as we work with him. 
 
Being the beautiful horse that he is, we have received a lot of interest in Montana. SAFE makes a commitment to each horse to train and rehabilitate so when they pass through our gates they can go on to lead a bright future. We do not know a lot about Montana’s previous experiences with people and will be starting him from the very beginning and going at a pace that meets his needs. To confirm him as a riding horse and then match him with his perfect home could take anywhere from 6 months to a year. We need to ensure he is a safe and sound riding partner before asking someone else to take over his care. At this time we are not taking applications for Montana, but we hope people follow his story through our website and visit him during our Open Houses.
Montana Will Need Time

Montana Will Need Time

Montana has a long path ahead of him before he will be available for adoption. We don’t know if he has been haltered before, but given his current reluctance at being approached, we suspect he either hasn’t been haltered or had a less than optimal introduction to haltering. Right now, we’re estimating his age at 5 years but until he is gentled enough for a dental examination, we won’t be able to have his teeth examined by our vet for a better age determination. Volunteers have noticed that he keeps a respectful distance and moves away quietly as people move around cleaning or doing work in his paddock.

It’s likely to take 6 months to a year until Montana will be available for adoption.

Meet Montana and Darla

Meet Montana and Darla

Say hello to our two newest arrivals, Darla and Montana! Darla is about 10 years old, and Montana is a 5 year old gelding. Both were surrendered to SAFE by their owner, an elderly man who suffered a stroke and could no longer care for them. His family was able to successfully rehome his other horses, but Darla and Montana are both untrained and were at a greater risk of falling into bad situations. So SAFE agreed to take them on so they can benefit from our horsemanship program.

Montana is a striking dark bay and white pinto, who was originally purchased as a yearling to be a riding horse, but they were unsuccessful at halter starting him. Now at 5, he is still quite unhandled, and very tentative about being approached. He will need a lot of patient work to be gentled and started under saddle, but fortunately he is quite good looking so we’ll be able to enjoy his beauty as we work with him.

Darla is a bit more gentle, and while it’s clear she’s still quite nervous about being touched, she can be caught. She even stood for a bit of light brushing upon arrival. We expect her to make an easier transition into a horse that enjoys the company of humans. We hope she will become a nice riding horse too.

Thank you to Jackie for driving the trailer, and Candi and Kaya for assisting with pickup!

 

safekeepers

 

Montana’s Friends:

1. Sean C.

2. Cyndi M.

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