Tanis

SEX:
Mare
BREED:
BLM Mustang
REGISTERED NAME:
None
 
COLOR: Roan MARKINGS:  For Intermediate Handler  
YOB: 2003 HEIGHT: 15.2 HH WEIGHT: 1150 lbs  
LOCATION: Redmond ADOPTION FEE: $300 Online Adoption Application  

Tanis is a roan BLM Mustang, who we think is about 17 years old, and came from the Hog Creek Herd in Eastern Oregon. Her adopter bought her for her granddaughter. She lived on a property for the past 12 years with little to no handling. When we arrived at the property she was turned out with a gelding who had a lot of nasal discharge and they both were coughing. The two were covered in rain rot and lice. We had only planned to be bringing one horse home that day, but we asked the current resident if the gelding could come too and that’s how we ended up with two horses instead of one.

Tanis had a rope around her neck that we suspect is the BLM tag rope put on her at the time of her round-up, but that is not confirmed. It was a very strong rope to cut off, but she was kind enough to let us do so soon after her arrival at SAFE. At some point, we will try and shave her brand to see if we can read it and gather more information about her age and year of round-up.
All SAFE horses are adopted with a no-breeding clause, no exceptions.

Time with Tanis

Time with Tanis

Meghan N has been working with Tanis over the last several months, participating in two Joel Conner clinics alongside her, and has the following to say about this sweet mare:

Tanis is a big hearted mare with a whole lotta try! She has been busy since coming to SAFE earlier this year; and this past weekend participated in her third Joel Conner clinic. Leading up to the clinic, Tanis worked so hard with a flag and small tarp, which helped her to move through any fear of the sounds, movement and feel of a rain sheet. For the first time, she was and blanketed, and now it’s just a normal part of her day to have the rain sheet taken on/off!

The clinic was a lot of work, but worth every second! While Tanis would love to snuggle and get lots love and pets, she is finding confidence, peace and freedom within herself as she continues to learn balance and trust in her ability to be free in her feet. This mare really appreciates clear communication and gentle confidence at the end of the lead rope. Tanis worked hard on some braces she held when practicing hind quarters, and is working on a more smooth front quarters. As her feet and hind become more free, she is becoming more confident in her backup. While this clinic had many big moments for us, one that really stood out was how ‘with me’ Tanis wanted to be! She tries hard to feel and be with you, and it really showed as we practiced leading from a walk to trot, with random stopping and backing up, at all speeds.

This mare is so smart, she really wants to learn and enjoys how good it feels to be able to freely move, leaving any fear and doubt she use to hold in her past. By the end of the three day clinic, she was calm, confident and truly with me. She enjoyed lots of extra face pets (her FAVORITE thing), and is now having a well-deserved few days off. Tanis is going to fill some lucky families hearts with so much love and joy; I’m so excited for what her future holds!”

 

Tanis’ First Joel Connor Clinic

Tanis’ First Joel Connor Clinic

Tanis participated in her first clinic last weekend and made some huge changes! She has an ingrained reaction to pull back, so our focus was moving forward freely. The extra challenges presented by the clinic (other people waving flags, big open space with lots of horses, audience of people) actually really helped us progress. At the beginning of the clinic, I pretty much had to work constantly to keep Tanis with me and comfortable and at the end, she was practically sleeping at the end of the line! A huge new step for Tanis also, was trailer loading! She had always been loaded using a chute, but after a little bit of work, Tanis was loading like a champ. (See video below)
After the clinic, Tanis was seen by the farrier and had all four feet trimmed for the first time! She was a little nervous about Daphne (our farrier), but when Daphne pet her on the cheek, she absolutely melted. I’ve never met a horse who loved face pets as much as Tanis! This gorgeous mare will make one stunning pasture pet for someone and her sweet personality will have everyone falling in love with her.

Training Update: Tanis

Training Update: Tanis

Tanis has turned out to be a sweetheart of a horse! We were a little worried when we got her that she may be pushy or even possibly aggressive since she seemed very treat focused, but so far she hasn’t tried to bite at all and seems content to receive pets and scratches on her terms. I spent quite a while working on the serious dreadlocks in her mane and Tanis was practically asleep by the time I got them all out. She definitely seems happy to be pampered. Tanis is on her way to healthy, but it’ll be a bit of time before she’s there. Her rain rot is almost cleared, her lice is almost gone, and her first dose of dewormer is doing its job. She’s looking better and better every day!

One big last step to help us get her healthy is to get her haltered and gentle. After that, we’ll be able to get her feet trimmed, get her vaccinated, and get her teeth done (though she definitely has no problems eating right now!). Last Friday I was able to get her roped and get a halter on her. She gives pretty easily to pressure and has politely following me around without the halter, so after I got it on, things went pretty smoothly! Getting the nose band up on Tanis’s big nose was a little tricky, but thankfully, as soon as it was on, she looked at me like, “oh that was it? I can do that!”. I’m excited to keep working with her and giving her the TLC she so deserves. 

Meet Tanis and Nico!

Meet Tanis and Nico!

Introducing our newest herd members, Tanis and Nico. Recently, a woman in her 80s passed away leaving 14 dogs, a horse, a friendly cat, and several fixed feral cats. SAFE was contacted to help with the horse. Working with a local small animal rescue, JustCare Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, who has been working tirelessly to help all of these animals, we made a plan and set out to pick the horse up. When we arrived she was in a pasture with a gelding who had a lot of nasal discharge and both horses were coughing. Both are covered in rain rot and full of lice. We asked if the current resident would let us also load the gelding, and that’s how we brought home a bonus horse!
Tanis is a mid-teen roan BLM Mustang from the Hog Creek Herd in Eastern Oregon. Her adopter bought her for her granddaughter and she lived on a property for the past 12 years with little to no handling. We suspect the rope around her neck is the BLM tag rope put on her at the time of her round-up, but that is not confirmed. It was a very strong rope to cut off, but Tanis was kind enough to let us do so shortly after her arrival at SAFE. At some point, we will try and shave her brand to see if we can read it and gather more information about her age and year of round-up. She is pushy and knows what treats are, but only goes where she wants to and does what she wants.
Nico is a sweet Buckskin gelding in his senior years.  He may also be BLM with some signs of a freeze brand under all that long hair. He is very sick with lots of nasal discharge, so we stopped on our way home to Rainland and were able to get a nasal swab to send out for testing. He has a good appetite and hopefully, with some much-needed TLC, he will feel 100% better in the weeks to come.

Watch Tanis and Nico when they first arrived at SAFE in the video below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tanis’s Friends:

1. Kate L.

2. Amy Q.

3. Stefan H.

4. Christina W.

5. Judy C.

6. Tori L.

7. Pauline M.

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