Adopted: January 5, 2016
Josie is settling in well at her new home so far and has been on her best behavior! She is still a little worried, which is not surprising given all the recent changes in her life. It may take her a while to fully adjust, but her adopter has been telling her not to worry as she has a permanent home now :)
RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate - Advanced
SUITABILITY: English/Western Pleasure, Trails, Dressage, Jumping, etc
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Josie is a 2003 Morgan mare who is registered as Island Cocoa and comes with her papers. She was bred by Howard Fowler (Island Morgan Horse Farm) and is by Island Conquest and out of Island Crown Royal. Click here to view her full pedigree. She stands approx 15.1hh and appears to be in good condition and sound.
She was quite fearful upon first impression, but is very sweet and tries really hard. She was very scared to get in the trailer when we first met her, but was in within a few minutes after some treats and gentle handling. She has been at the rescue for a week now and has already become much more relaxed. She is still somewhat shy/timid, but is easy to catch and halter and good to work around.
Josie is said to have had 30 days professional training and we were told that she was ridden consistently since Spring by an experienced rider. It is too soon to hop on her, but we did saddle and bridle her and took her for a walk up Golden Ears. She was good on the trails - not spooky, respectful of the dogs and fine going solo. As she is still scared of trailering, we worked on that a bit as well.
Due to her lack of confidence, she would do best with an intermediate to advanced adopter who is both patient and gentle. She is a very smart girl and we know she will blossom in a home of her own!
She is located in Maple Ridge and her adoption fee is $500. Please e-mail us or submit an adoption application today if interested!
P.S.: We nicknamed her Josie after one of our favourite followers. It seemed only fitting that these two kind ladies share the same pretty name :)