Josie was rescued from a low-end auction where kill buyers were bidding on all horses. She was approximately 8 months old and had little to no handling. Josie was very upset and afraid as she was abruptly taken from her mother (she had not been weaned) and also separated from her sister and father — all being sold off at the auction.
Josie was paired with her sister Hanna which helped both fillies settle into their new environment. Josie’s rescue, rehab, training and adoption are being done in partnership with Shiloh Acres Horse Rescue. SAHR will provide adoption services and Josie’s new home will be under their adoption contract.
Josie is being taught basic ground manners and she’s learned to stand for the farrier, load into a trailer, halter/lead, stand for grooming and the vet. She requires a home experienced with properly bringing up a young horse. She is about 14h and will continue growing over the next few years.
Josie is ready to start initial under saddle training. She requires an experienced owner who has the right skills to bring a young horse along or is working with a professional trainer who knows how to appropriately bring a young horse along in its training.
Update: Josie is now green-started under saddle. She is learning to trot with a rider. She needs an experienced owner to continue her training. Josie will make an excellent trail horse as she has a calm manner under saddle.
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- Available for adoption