GENDER
Mare
AGE
7 YEARS OLD
BREED
Grade
COLOR
Sorrel
STATUS
Available - Adoption fee $500

Polly

March 10, 2021:

Polly has slowly become braver and more confident with her surroundings while being ridden and things introduced to her under saddle.  She has shown a little more “go” in her lope especially out on the trails, so we’ve been working on slowing her down to a comfortable pace.  Polly can be heavy and pushy at times in her steering and stopping.  She still can get startled out on the trail but she handles it very well.  Polly is still very green and requires an advanced rider. Having experience starting horses under saddle would be beneficial, or a trainer’s help may be required.


January 14, 2021:

Polly slipped backwards in her training for a few sessions, but is starting to recover from that. She has been ridden out on our trails and seems to love to explore. She has had a few minor spooky moments on the trail but worked through them very quickly. She also seems to enjoy the arena or just riding around the property. Polly is a slow and steady girl; she’s not looking to get anywhere in a hurry. Polly is still very green and requires an advanced rider. Having experience starting horses under saddle would be beneficial, or a trainer’s help may be required.


December 9, 2020:

Polly is wanting to be a sweet easy going girl under saddle. However with more exposure under saddle we have started to see some of her nerves getting the best of her. If there is something she is not confident with, she gets rattled and has trouble containing herself. Polly has shown to be smart and tries to think things through and not panic. She has been doing well with the snaffle bit, and is getting softer and more responsive with every ride. Polly is still very green and requires an advanced rider. Having experience starting horses under saddle would be beneficial, or a trainer’s help may be required.


October 28, 2020:

Polly has made exceptional progress in the last month. She has been ridden in the arena and out on some of our trails. She continues to get more confident with things on the ground and under saddle. Polly is still being ridden in a side pull and has only experienced a snaffle bit once. She is still very green and requires an advanced rider. Having experience starting horses under saddle would be beneficial, or a trainer’s help may be required.


October 7, 2020:

Polly has been started under saddle and has about five rides. This process has taken longer than usual because we believe she hasn’t had good experiences with saddling, and possible riding, in the past. But Polly is a sweet girl who enjoys learning new things and has been progressing through everything very well. She is very green and does not seem to know very much under saddle. She will require a very experienced rider at this time. Having experience starting horses under saddle would be beneficial, or a trainer’s help may be required.


June 11, 2020:

Polly has really struggled with the saddle but we are taking the time needed to go at her pace and comfort level.  She has also received more procedures to her jaw to remove bone chips and dead bone, which has pushed back her training quite a bit.  We will continue to take it slow and if she is not able to mentally or physically hold up, we will look at having her be a companion horse to focus on ground work only.


January 6, 2020:

Polly has been exposed to the saddle a handful of times.  She has shown that she more than likely had some bad experiences under saddle.  She will need some time to work through some of her nervousness before she can really be ridden consistently under saddle.  She is learning to stand quiet and relaxed while different objects are introduced to her.  Polly is a smart girl with a lot of promise.  We are currently working towards and looking forward to her first ride with our trainer.


October 15:

Polly has been cleared by our vet to move forward with her training.  She is being exposed to more on the ground with various obstacles.  Polly is also starting some saddle preparations on the ground in the hopes of starting her under saddle with our trainer soon.  It is apparent that Polly has been through some trauma, so we are taking a slow approach to properly build a good foundation before riding her.


Update March 21:

Polly is still pretty shy and timid with new people. She has only worked with a few people because of her trust issues, but we are starting to see progress with her. Polly has limited exposure to obstacles on the ground due to her frightfulness.


Polly is a 5-year-old (?) grade sorrel mare brought to THS by the NMLB after she was found wandering down a county road in San Pablo. NMLB had to keep her for treatment and make her strong enough to be transported which took three weeks. She is recovering from a broken jaw, leg injury, and is severely emaciated. Polly is showing a great will to survive and that may just be her saving grace. Polly will require months of rehabilitation before she will be available for adoption.


This Horse Sponsored By: Laraine F.