Buttercup came in to rescue after being saved by a good samaritan who found her in an abandonment situation. Buttercup was young, unhandled, and not yet halter trained. She put her in training with Perry Neal of Lebanon, and Buttercup received approximately 4 full months of training.
Buttercup's work has been WESTERN DISCIPLINE. She has started in roping and cutting cattle. She is Grade, but built like an Appendix with a thoroughbred brain, and is forward and quick to think, so she needs an owner with more intuition than she has who can provide leadership. Buttercup has the combination of intelligence and insecurity, so she is not a beginner horse. We are not entirely sure of Buttercup's breed mix, but we definitely see QH, TB and Saddlebred in her. Her mix makes her very versatile as she is w/t/c but could be trained to enhance her movement towards being a gaited horse. Standing tall she looks full Appendix, parked out she looks full Saddlebred.
She stands for the farrier and ties. She has been on approximately 50 training rides including in the fields with cattle. She has started on cutting and roping. She is an excellent prospect for ranch sorting, barrels or any other discipline requiring strong forward movement. She has the athleticism of the quarterhorse and the speed and mobility of the tb. She does require year round grain to maintain her weight. Buttercup is not a FINISHED horse. She is a PROSPECT. She has confidence issues, and is currently back to basics with Buck Brannaman techniques to bridge some holes in her training that are confidence related. She has skill, but does not know how to handle herself well, and this will need to be resolved to make her a solid steed. She responds very well to natural horsemanship methods.
Buttercup's adoption fee is $500.
Safe Harbor Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non profit rescue based in Middle Tennessee. Please visit our website for our adoption application, and to read more about us (including our adoption area) on our About Adopting FAQ. www.safeharborsanctuary.org.
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