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Available for Adoption: Grace
15h Bay 12yr. old TB Mare
Adoption fee $750
Grace was rescued and brought to Zoar Ridge in February of 2011. She was part of a herd of starved TB brood mares confiscated in New Jersey. Of the 15 horses seized, only 8 have survived. Some died on the trailer as they were removed from the farm, others of starvation syndrome, others still from pneumonia or other infections that their systems were too weak to fight off. Grace was, by far, the thinnest horse I had ever seen still alive. Grace was too weak to leave her stall. Too weak to go for walks or have turn-out. I feared she wouldn’t survive, very few horses with less than 50% their body mass do. Yet she greeted me every day. Initially fed only handfuls of grain, her eyes were bright and she was kind.
In April, her weight gaining steadily, she got a much needed clip! She continued to impress us with her kind demeanor and consistent improvement.
Memorial Day weekend and it was time to start Grace under saddle. She had been pasture sound and well behaved on the lunge line. Grace proved true to her name. She has a lovely hunter frame. Although her muscle needs to increase, she was quiet and respectful of the aids. This mare will make a wonderful horse for someone looking for a best friend.
Coming 3yr. 13h. Haflinger gelding
Adoption fee $350
Oliver was bailed on May 4, 2011 (photo date is a misprint) by a generous individual who donated him to our rescue for placement. He fast became a favorite of all the volunteers for his lighthearted disposition and affectionate nature.
He has completed quarantine. I don’t believe he has had any training prior to coming to our farm. However, he is a quick learner and has accepted being cross tied, saddled and taking the bit. He is a joy to work with, and always eager to please. I plan to wait to back him until the end of summer, since he is still so young. Adoption fee: $500
16.1h 18yr Warmblood Mare
Adoption fee $800
A wonderful, educated warmblood mare with no vices and a sweet loving personality. Rescued from the “kill pen” of Camelot Auctions in New Jersey; Ginger was a case of starvation and neglect. We believe she had been a show horse, retired to be a brood mare, only to be forgotten when her foaling years were over. She does have some conformation issues that should limit her to only flat work, but she has a fantastic canter and big stride that makes her a joy to ride.
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