11/17/2022: Lilly is a chestnut Quarter horse type mare with a body condition score of 3 of 9, which means she is thin but not emaciated. She is one of our Golden Girls -- likely 28-32 years old, based on her dentition, though our vet did say she could have prematurely worn teeth. So far, she seems to be a calm, friendly, sweet mare with a very boop-able nose!
We have been collaborating lately with Save a Forgotten Equine (SAFE) and she came to us through SAFE, where she wound up with her gelding friend Declan when their family's circumstances made it difficult for them to care for the horses. She has been a broodmare in the past, and has not been ridden since she reportedly bucked someone off 13 years ago. SAFE had her evaluated by their vet. Bloodwork was fairly normal, she was dewormed and dusted for lice (precautionary). She will be seen by a farrier shortly. She will have her vaccines and dental float at the end of the month, giving her the opportunity to put on some weight.
We are just getting to know more about Miss Lilly while she's in foster care. We will post more details soon.
January 6, 2023: Lilly is now at a healthy weight and is up-to-date on her vaccinations and dental...and that means she's ready to find her new home. Given her age, Lilly's not going to be a rider, but she's such a sweet girl, she'll make a fantabulous companion horse. And that nose!! You'll be wanting to give that sweet schnozz a pet every time you walk past her. It makes us smile every single time.
Dallas is back with us as of September 2022.
Dallas is an appendix, (Thoroughbred-Quarter Horse cross) mare, approximately 26 years old and stands at 14.3 hands. When she came to SAIN back in December of 2011, she had a body condition score of 2.5/9, as well as a few old abscesses and a puncture on her hoof. After she regained her health, Dallas was adopted out.
Unfortunately, her adopter is no longer able to care for her so she is back with us. We are told she was last ridden in June and that she was a good trail horse, and is still sound, though they've had difficulty maintaining her weight, of late. We are making arrangements to have Dallas checked out by a vet for full evaluation as soon as possible. Until we know more, she'll remain in Rehab/Assessment.
UPDATE: December 30, 2022 Dallas is now an adoptable horse! She has gained at least 60 pounds, has her old personality back, has been fully checked out by our vet, had her dental and also a proper pedicure. Just today, she is back under saddle and ready to find her new home! She is doing so great! This golden girl has plenty of giddyup in her. She's a little rusty with her riding manners, likely due to not being ridden in awhile. But she's picking it back up quickly and is well-suited to light trail riding and arena work. But because she needs some guidance as she gets reacquainted with the riding game, she's probably best suited to an experienced rider.