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Rescues and Rehabs
Appaloosa Mare Appaloosa Mare - approx 8-15 years old? No history available to me. I can't see a brand. 14.3 hh? Not a child's pony as she has some issues.
Seems willing to please under saddle; competent rider assessed her as good to ride, but rider must mount from a mounting block. She has pulled rapidly away before when rider attempted to mount into the saddle from the ground which action must hurt her shoulders or withers. It does seem to be actual pain and not just a memory of pain. She has been receiving, but needs more massage therapy on her poll, neck, shoulders and withers as she reacts as if she is sore. When receiving therapy on her neck, if we touch a sore muscle, she will react by make a nipping sound with her lips but has not nipped yet. Lots of releases shown so that is a great sign. Has not been ridden since we discovered she is sore. Dominant nature to other horses - lead mare style, although she is not the most dominant in our herd. Have not checked how she is at having hooves trimmed, or teeth checked but will update page as we get more information available. Was told she floated well, but have not tested her ourselves yet.
Sale: $850 AUD as advertised
Email inquiries: sherlenet@HorseSenseAustralia.com
Mare needing rehab available for re-homing immediately.
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Rehabilitated founded pony - not for sale.