BLM Mustang
YOB: 2007 AGE: 14 HEIGHT: 16.0 HH WEIGHT: 1400
LOCATION: Redmond, WA ADOPTION FEE: TBD Online Adoption Application  

Nyx is a 14 year-old-bay BLM Mustang gelding who came to SAFE with a paddock friend, Freya. 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 cut their hooves too short. At SAFE, they are in a paddock with soft footing, and Nyx recently had a SAFE farrier add shoes to help his comfort level. . Both horses are very sweet over the fence, still a little pushy in their paddock, but overall gentle.

Nyx on His Way to Being Ridden

Nyx on His Way to Being Ridden

In preparation to be ridden, we have started groundwork with Nyx. He is proving to be everything we could have dreamed of. He’s sweet, soft on the halter, has a good amount of life, responsive, connected to us and VERY gentle. This video is our third day working with him. He was amiable to everything we presented to him and was relaxed about saddling. We will be up and riding him in the next week, continuing his weight loss and fitness. After a month under saddle he will be ready to meet potential adopters!


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.




Nyx’s Friends:

1. Sarah M.

2. Lisa G.

3. Jean E.

4. Judy C.

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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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