Adopted: July 30, 2014
Honey has been doing great at home with her new mom so far! She settled in wonderfully and they have been working on bonding and getting to know each other. In the words of her adopter: "Honey seems to be my dream come true!"
BREED: Missouri Fox Trotter (registered)
HEIGHT: Approx 15hh
RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate - Advanced
SUITABILITY: English/Western Pleasure, Trails, Dressage, etc
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, B.C.
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Honey is a just 10 year old registered Missouri Fox Trotter mare. She is very well bred and a pretty girl who stands 15hh with a slighter build. Her registered name is SOUTHERN SUNRISE HONEYSUCKLE G. She was born May 2004. She comes with her papers and a signed transfer. You can check out her pedigree here.
The story from her previous owners is that they brought Honey up from Missouri in March along with a few others. They said she was very sweet and affectionate when she arrived and that she was in good shape. When she was turned out with her trailer mates one of them was very aggressive and terrorized her turning Honey into a very frightened horse very quickly. Once moved into her own pen she turned back into her sweet self. So she is lower on the totem pole and will need her own space or non-aggressive pasture mates in her new home so as to keep her happy.
She is well-broke to ride and knows her job, but has not been ridden very much. Her previous owner said she was too forward for their 9 year old and that she didn't have the skills herself to work with her under-saddle, but believes that she could be a beginner horse with a bit more time under-saddle. For now, she is best suited to an intermediate or advanced rider.
She has no vices, though her feet are currently short as they were trimmed a bit much in order to deal with some cracks due to them not being properly maintained in her prior home, so she will need a chance to grow those out again before being ridden regularly.
Her owners surrendered her as they already have their own horses and cannot afford to keep her. As well they felt she deserves a person of her own who can give her the time and attention that she needs. She can be much more than just a pasture mate.