Holly is a 2002 model 16.3 hand Thoroughbred mare. She wasn't very fast so didn't stay long on the track. By the time we got her in May 2016, she was extremely neglected in poor body condition, very weak and sore from muscle atrophy and starvation, and had very neglected hooves. After a veterinary treatment and a veterinary feed plan, she's now feeling great, at a healthy weight, and sound for riding.
Holly has received about 30 days of groundwork training and is in her second month of under saddle training at Sweet Carolina Acres During her groundwork training, she learned to lead, trailer load, stand well for the farrier, stand calmly tied, and do several groundwork exercises. She has great ground manners. Since starting under saddle work, Holly is showing great potential! We think she would do very well in dressage, on trails, or any flat work, though she still needs additional training to be finished in any area of riding. Holly rides English and Western. We are often asked about jumping as her size and conformation suggest that she would excel at that. She has gone over crossrails with us and seems to enjoy jumping but we are not currently selling her as trained for or sound for extensive jumping.
Holly is suitable for an intermediate rider at this time in her training.
Holly does have some scars from prior injuries as well as radiographic changes to her left coffin bone and her right fetlock. Her right fetlock has a small bone chip which is being managed by joint supplements +/- periodic joint injections. Her coffin bone changes are being managed by wearing riding boots, which may or may not continue to be necessary as her hooves continue to improve with good care over time. Alternately, you and your farrier may choose to manage her hooves by shoeing her (we prefer boots to allow for healthier hooves but that is personal preference of the rescue veterinarian).
Holly is offered for adoption at $1200 which is will likely increase as she progresses in training. Holly can be seen and ridden in Greenwood SC at our trainer's house anytime - just send in an adoption application (no obligation to actually adopt just for sending in the application) and we will get a time set up for you to ride her!
Our rescue is in Seneca SC. Our horses are current on basic vaccines, dentistry, hoof care, Coggins, and are microchipped.
To be considered for adopting Holly, go to www.crossroadsanimalrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. This doesn't obligate you to adopt, it just gets you approved so that we can have you meet and ride Holly. If you don't hear from us within 2 business days of sending in an application, then call us at 864-972-9994 or email email@example.com. You can also email with any questions about Holly.
Holly will sell with a no breeding contract.
Our horses have received their basic vaccinations (Rabies vaccine, EWT combo vaccine) at the time of adoption. They have been dewormed and have a negative Coggins test as well. All horses have received a hoof assessment and trimming. Horses are also microchipped.
We do our best to determine what amount of training they have had and to represent them as accurately as possible. However, we usually do not know the history of our horses, so we determine training by how the horses act after we get them. Please call ahead or email to set up a time to meet our horses if you are interested in adopting. They are at foster homes so we may need up to a couple days notice in order to schedule a time for you to see them.
We desire for our horses to find a good home where the horse will be a good fit with the person adoption him/her. With that goal in mind, we do our best to accurately represent everything, good and bad, with our horses.
CARE provides one week free boarding until you can pick up your new horse. Adoption fees are sometimes negotiable to the right home. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can see our adoption applications and and more info about our rescue on our website, www.crossroadsanimalrescue.org. To make the adoption process faster, please submit an adoption application through our website. This in no way obligates you - it simply gets you approved to meet/adopt our horses. You can also call us at 864-972-9994.