|SEX: Mare||BREED: Morgan||REGISTERED NAME: unknown|
|YOB: 2011||AGE: 7||HEIGHT: 15.0||WEIGHT: 959 lbs|
|LOCATION: Redmond||ADOPTION FEE: $1000||Online Adoption Application|
Zoe and her 6 month old filly were seized by Animal Control when their owner refused to seek treatment for a serious wound on Zoe’s leg. It took more than two months of treatment for the wound to heal, but fortunately it is much better now and does not appear to affect her soundness. Zoe is a lovely bay mare who is just getting started under saddle but she’s very athletic. She also seems to be a quick learner, and she’s very kind & gentle. All SAFE horses are adopted with a no-breeding clause, no exceptions.
Zoe has been doing very well over the last few months. We initially did quite a bit of groundwork, getting her more comfortable with the saddle and eventually a few light rides. She remained tight with the saddle and her very kinked up tail indicated that she needed more time to settle before accepting a rider. The goal when starting our horses is NOT to get on and “ride the buck out of them.” Instead we hope to do enough to support and relax them into acceptance of what is being asked. Sometimes this is not on our timeline: we need to be patient and see them through until they are ready.
At the last Joel Conner clinic in June, we saw a huge amount of changes since the previous clinic. Joel was able to ride her and on the second day Terry was able to get on her without issue. Since then Terry has been working her through a few small issues like acceptance of the bridle. She has been doing great and will be ready to be shown for adoption soon!
Zoe has been with us for a little over a month now, and her leg continues to look better all the time. We are relieved that a laceration that was so ugly to begin with has left her with no permanent lameness. When she originally came to us we were still at the point of cleaning the wound daily with betadine, but Dr. Devine saw her a few weeks ago and said she’s healed enough to where we can discontinue that and just let it keep healing on its own. We monitor it closely, but otherwise now leave it alone, as long as it keeps looking like it’s doing what it should be.
Zoe still has a long way to go before this wound has completely healed. It still has a large scab covering it, but it has improved significantly since she has been in the care of animal control and now here at SAFE.
We have enjoyed getting to know this little mare. She’s spunky and fun, and has been very tolerant of the wound care process.
The newest horses at SAFE are a 6 year old Morgan mare and her 6 month old filly. The pair were seized by Animal Control when their owner refused to seek treatment for a serious wound on Zoe’s leg. It took more than two months of treatment for the wound to heal, but fortunately it is much better now and does not appear to affect her soundness. Zoe is a lovely bay mare who is unstarted under saddle but she’s very athletic, judging by her ability to buck in the roundpen! She also seems to be a quick learner, and she’s very kind & gentle. Her filly is an adorable buckskin with extraordinary eyes. Piper is sweet and cuddly and everyone at the barn is in love with her. She was weaned while in animal control custody so she is kept separately from her mom, and seems quite well adjusted.
Here are some photos of Zoe and Piper from Jessica Farren:
1. Theresa N.
2. Andrea L.
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