Hazel is a Morgan cross mare, approximately 25 years old. We don't know all of the details of Hazel's prior life but we're sure it wasn't all peaches and cream. She was at a 1/9 on the body condition scale (BCS) when she was initially seized by law enforcement (1 being severely emaciated and 9 being severely obese). She had gained enough weight to reach a 2 on the BCS scale when we first met her. She has had very little handling in her life, spent her entire previous life on one property, had not been seen by a vet or a farrier in a very long time, and had never been hauled anywhere.

She has settled in quite well with us in foster care and is eating well -- which is a good thing because, as you can see from the picutres, we still have some work to do to help her reach a healthy weight AND to help increase her ease with people. It's imperative that she is able to be safely handled before we can consider her adoptable. It's going to be quite a journey for Hazel.

This cute bay roan mare has made slow but significant progress while in our care. With the help of knowledgeable trainers, we are building trust and teaching her that not all humans are scary. Though she is still cautious about humans, she is very curious.

This courageous gal continues to make progress that frankly brings tears to our eyes. In early February, with the help of some sedation (Dormosedan), she had her first pedicure. Overall, she handled it well, and we hope to be able to trim her next time without sedation. 

Hazel can now be caught, haltered, and led.  She can be brushed all over her body, and the old matted hair in her tail has been cut off and the rest brushed out.  She still doesn't love being touched, but tolerates it once she is caught.

Once she can be handled reliably, she will be available for adoption as a companion/pasture pet.

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