|YOB: 2005||AGE: 17 yrs old||HEIGHT:||WEIGHT:|
|LOCATION: Redmond, WA||ADOPTION FEE: TBD||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.
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.
Watch Tanis and Nico when they first arrived at SAFE in the video below.
1. Trish M.
2. Amy Q.
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