My name is Dodi!

Arabian/Standardbred Mix for adoption in Sidell, Illinois - Dodi
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Crosswinds Equine Rescue

Facts about Dodi

  • Breed: Arabian/Standardbred Mix
  • Color: Chestnut/Sorrel
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Medium
  • Sex: Female
Both Rose and Dodi arrived VERY frightened, from a heartbreaking situation. They were exceptionally well bred and cared for, trained and shown at a young age. Then their owners' health deteriorated, and was soon diagnosed as dementia. Her husband has cared for the horses as well as he could, but his priority is his wife's care of course. Finally he could no longer keep them, and so her sister contacted us, then drove hundreds of miles to pick up the horses and bring these 2 to us, and the 3rd horse to another facility.
ARRIVED Arrived 12.20.2016
FEED: needs a sponsor
MEDICAL: need a sponsor
BREED/AGE '04 Reg 1/2 Arab 1/2 saddlebred mare = full sister to Supreme Ruby Rose
Skills/Training "Report Card"

Overall Health: A
She arrived at a healthy weight- with a shaggy rough coat, in need of dental care, farrier care. She behaved POORLY for the vet for her physical and basic exam, and was found to not have any major health issues, just a need for dental work come late spring.

Ground Manners:C
She is excitable when led, worried more about her sister than about the humans handling her. This is improving with time, as their separation anxiety is easing and they now often even come into the barn separately, with one remaining in the pasture with a friend and CHOOSING not to come to the gate together.

Basic Riding Skills:unknown
We believe both mares have basic riding skills. She saddles and bridles easily, lunges exceptionally well, and has learned to round pen at liberty easily. Our first ride was VERY brief, as her concern for Rose was evident and we did not want significant upset. We stepped back to ground work at that time and have made GREAT progress.

Ideal Career
We suspect she was intended to be a saddleseat show horse and that she would excel in that arena once fit.

Stall Manners- D
If both mares are in the barn, then she is fairly calm, but still plays with latches, etc. She will stand calm to be groomed once asked to settle, but it takes some time. Dodi is more concerned about Rose leaving than Rose is about Dodi.

Trailering Skills:B
We're told they trailered with ease

Companionship / Pasture Manners:A
Both mares originally wanted nothing to do with the herd, but have since settled in beautifully and get along well with all the herd.

Manageability for Routine and Medical Care:D
She was difficult and fearful for the vet upon arrival, but we anticipate improvement with time. She is edgy about having farrier work done.

About Crosswinds Equine Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Crosswinds Equine Rescue *CWER* is a 501c3 charity, IL corp. Our focus is rescuing, rehabilitating, retraining, rehoming horses in need.

Our focus is on horses that have training/emotional/retraining "people problems", with a preference toward draft and draft crosses, ponies, and other "cooler" breeds (generally not thoroughbreds).

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have open volunteer nights on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm - 8pm CST. If you desire to visit another day or time please contact us for an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

All information on adoption fees can be found on each horses' individual pages.

Information on how to adopt can be found at