Adopted: September 16, 2013
Brat is doing great in her new home so far! She is with a friend of the rescue, so it is nice that such a sweet girl is still in the family. She has many other horsey friends at her new home and a few kids to dote on her as well.
REGISTERED NAME: Brat On Safari
AGE: 10 years old
BREED: Quarter Horse
RIDER LEVEL: N/A
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, B.C.
ADOPTION FEE: By donation
Brat is a 2003 Quarter Horse mare who stands approximately 15.3hh. She has a very stocky build with nice conformation. She is registered as "Brat on Safari" and comes with her papers.
Her owner has had her for the last 8 years and she gave birth to one foal. She has always been in good health and has been kept up to date on her care. Unfortunately, her owner is in the middle of a nasty divorce and needed help finding a forever home for her. We were informed that when she was a yearling she broke her hock. She had surgery on it, but she does come up short on one side, but is in no pain. Her owner says she has ridden her a few times and found her to be "quiet and thoughtful". She is green-broke and would be suitable for an intermediate rider looking to do some light riding; no jumping or hard ring work.
UPDATE (August 16, 2013): We took Brat out today with the intention of assessing her under-saddle, but after trotting her in-hand we found that she is not sound enough for riding. She can get around fine at the walk, but she was hobbling after a few steps of trot and therefore, we did not ride her. It is unfortunate that her previous owner was not completely forthcoming with us about her physical condition. That being said, does anyone want a gorgeous super-model pasture pet?