Rest In Peace, Honey.
Honey is a Dunn Quarter Horse Mare born in 1999.
She came to us in late May 2011 with a group of horses seized by the county.
She is afraid of everyone except....Marsha.
Marsha has spent countless hours working with Honey. She walks her, grooms her, sprays her for flies...
She does everything slowly and calmly to regain the horse's trust. It seems to be working.
Marsha is fostering Honey closer to her home, so she can spend more time working with her. She allows Marsha to ride her, and is coming along nicely, but requires quite a bit of attention.
In February 2012, Honey was adopted by Casey. Casey worked with her to further train her and build her confidence in people. Casey rode Honey and got some good training done, but unfortunately lost her facilities and had to return Honey.
Honey is back with us now, awaiting adoption.
She is very shy and will need to pick her forever rescuers.
She will require a very experience rider with a soft hand and great patience.
The decision to euthanize Honey was made by our Board of Directors and carried out on January 30, 2015 due to behavioral concerns. Honey had the propensity to turn her back-end and threaten or strike at anyone, whether familiar or not. She came dangerously close to severely injuring the vet when he examined her last. Due to this behavioral concern and the need to keep volunteers and unfamiliar visitors safe, the decision was made and carried out. This decision was neither made lightly nor without grief on our parts. We mourn for the souls we can't save.