Tashi is a beautiful Appendix mare who came to Safe Harbor after a two year abandonment at a boarding facility. During this time period Tashi did not receive routine hoof care or grain, so on her arrival she was underweight and quite sore on her feet with white line and abcesses. She was however well mannered--if not a little pushy.
We have been informed by Tashi's former owner that she was hunter trained in her earlier life. Once at an ideal weight we intend to begin retraining, but with Tashi's height, energy, and conformation, she is a great prospect for an amateur looking towards entering the show ring. Tashi is an unregistered (or we do not have her registration at least) Appendix. We recommend front shoes for her for soundness and comfort. Her adoption fee is $500.
About Her Name: Tashi's name comes from The Color Purple, the Pulitzer Price winning novel by Alice Walker. Tashi is a girl in the Olinka village. Tashi is torn between her Olinka culture and the more modern world that Nettie and Olivia introduce to her. After years with Nettie and Olivia, Catherine realizes that education is important and that she is free to change her views once her husband is dead. Not officially educated, Tashi learns from Olivia but succumbs to tribal ceremonies as a method of holdng to her heritageâ.
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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