Shania is a gorgeous 16 year old Thoroughbred mare that was from another rescue in PA. She was adopted to someone in CT but it wasn’t the right situation. Ultimately she was neglected and abandoned at the boarding barn. She was temporarily fostered, started her weight gain rehabilitation and received excellent care from a volunteer. SBF connected with the PA rescue to obtain ownership. She arrived on January 15, 2019 and has settled in very well. We have begun ulcer treatment, necessary due to her neglect, had the vet out to give her a physical exam and a routine dental exam.
Shania has come really far with much improved body condition, gaining weight and muscle. She has learned to lunge properly in side reins and is working walk/trot under saddle. She is generally quiet, not spooky, but she can be determined! The more time her people spend with her, the more relaxed, sweet and willing she becomes. She is barefoot, up to date on routine vet and dental. She does well with solo turnout but within sight of a buddy, has a cosmetic blemish on her left hind that does not affect soundness. Qualified adopters should have some experience with OTTB’s and understand their general nature. She will make a lovely lower level show prospect for equitation or dressage, or just a fun horse to connect with. She has really changed in her time with us, from skinny, in pain, frantic, to perfect body condition, happy and relaxed. She is a gem!
Franklyn is a 25 year old thoroughbred Gelding. Franklyn is a local owner surrender who came to us to due to financial distress. His owner had him for 20 years! Since he retired off the track at age 4. He ran one race and won $300 butracing was not his thing. He went on to become a dressage and jumping mount for his person. He then had an episode of road founder and Lyme disease and was retired at the owner’s home. He lived there solo for 12 years and had good care and was well fed. For 25 he looks great! Franklyn would make the perfect companion to babysit your horses while you take one on a trail ride or off to a show or clinic. He’s easy to handle and loves everyone! No special needs, meds or diet requirements, he would make a wonderful addition to your family.
Sadie is an approximately 20 year old QH mare. She had a long life as a lesson horse and most recently as an unmounted therapy horse, in addition to be adored by her owner. She was surrendered to SBF due to her owner’s serious medical issues. Sadie is quiet, beginner safe and very easy to handle. She loves to be groomed, to go for walks and hang out with her gelding friends. She has an old suspensory injury on her right front and several scars on her hind legs, but we put front shoes on her to give her more support and she is very happy with them. Her back is a bit swayed, but with time we have seen some improvement and she can get stronger. We feel she is best suited for a small person (125 lbs or less) for some light riding. She had an infected tooth extracted and is eating much better, but she has some difficulty chewing hay. We supplement her diet with soaked hay cubes and beet pulp, in addition to her soaked grain. This special mare has some special needs, but she is so deserving of the best home for her retirement! She has given so much to so many people, now it is time for us to give back to her.