2006 palomino Pony gelding
Type of Rescue: Animal Control Surrender
Intake Date: 1/26/21
Adoption Date: 8/10/21
Length of Time with SAFE: 7 months
ADOPTED!! by Annemarie
Quincy came to SAFE with three other ponies when they were seized by Animal Control for severe neglect. He was part of a bigger herd that came to SAFE the month earlier. The previous owner had hidden the 4 ponies on their property when Animal Control picked up the first group. Quincy came to SAFE as an unhandled stallion, and he was successfully gelded once we got him a bit more gentled. Because of Quincy’s age, we felt a companion home would be the best choice for him. He would make a fine friend for another horse, large or small, and he would make a great project for someone who would enjoy caring for a handsome and friendly pony!
Quincy now lives with Annemarie and her two horses, Nick and Ernie. The three horses quickly became friends and Quincy shares stalls with the two, going back and forth between his two new friends until his stall is built. Annemarie is great with Quincy and this once hard to catch pony has found his perfect home where he is spoiled with apple treats, love and two new best horse buddies.
Quincy is adopted! Annemarie turned to SAFE looking for a friend for her horses, Nick and Ernie. On a sunny day in August they headed to Quincy’s new home. Annemarie said he arrived without breaking a sweat and unloaded like he’s been doing it his whole life.
Quincy came to SAFE as part of a 7 pony seizure from Animal Control. The ponies had been living unhandled, hungry, with overgrown hooves, large worm loads and badly in need of dentals. Quincy was a stallion and at 15 years old, he was the hardest to get him to trust humans. He was difficult to catch and was tense when you touched him. Over time he got better, but he needed to find a home with an experienced handler.
We are delighted Annemarie has the skills to give him a loving, caring home. On a recent update she told us her horse, Ernie, had opened Quincy’s gate in the middle of the night and the three horses had their very first hangout together. Quincy was being kept separately while the three got to know each other slowly. She awoke to see all 3 horses hanging out and somewhere in the night Quincy, the little pony, had made it clear to Nick, a 1300 lb Friesian, that he was boss. Now the three get along perfectly. They are currently working on building Quincy a stall, but right now he likes to share, going back and forth between Ernie and Nick’s stall. Annemarie has been brushing him, spoiling him with apple treats, putting on a fly mask and says catching him has been a piece of cake! He fits in perfectly and we could not be happier for this little man and his new life.
Quincy’s current challenge is finding trust in people. Three months ago, Quincy didn’t like to be touched, but with patient work, his eyes have softened and now he even leans into being petted. He has received farrier care twice and was great for the farrier. We have moved Quincy’s paddock to the other side of the property. Our herd of fillies gets turned out to graze next right next to him. They run over to say hi and he’s always a chill boy.
Quincy is still a little bit reluctant to be caught and haltered, but he has improved enough that his trainer is experimenting with leaving his halter off when he’s out in his paddock. He also has been turned out with some of our regular sized horses and he does really well. Mostly just wants to hang out and graze in peace.
This was Terry’s third time working with Quincy. He is very reactive and afraid of human contact. At a few points during his groundwork session, he leaned into the touch and his eye become very soft. Hopefully with patience and time we will help him over his trouble and find a better relationship with people. We will continue to work on building trust. He’s worth all the effort!
Look at this brave boy with his new hairdo. Now we can see his face!
A few days back, we introduced three ponies and a full sized horse who were seized by Animal Control due to neglect and signed over to SAFE. Animal Control found four more ponies hidden on the same property, and their owner surrendered them. One of SAFE’s top priorities is supporting Animal Control agencies so they can be most effective when dealing with animal cruelty. So when asked if we had room for four more ponies, including two stallions, we said we’d make room for them.
The two pony stallions are Doolin, a 4 year old pinto, and Quincy, a 15 year old palomino. Both ponies are about 11hh, and somewhat reluctant to be caught. Our plan is to gentle them as soon as possible so they can both be gelded. They each had extremely overgrown hooves, so farrier work is being done to correct this problem.
The other two ponies are a dam and filly named Checkers and Minnie. Checkers is about 15 years old and is very shy. Her daughter is about 6 months old and is quite curious about people. She’s adorable. Checkers has already had her teeth floated and she’s been checked for pregnancy, which thankfully she seems to have avoided.
The four ponies are in quarantine for the next three weeks, with the two stallions housed separately next door to each other and the mare and filly well separated from both of them. We’ll be able to report more about them when we know them better. Right now they’re enjoying lovely hay, dry paddocks, and comfortable shelter, which is just what they need!