Fall 2017 Update- Rachel is out of rehab! While she will continue to need corrective trims for her front feet this girl is sound and loves running all over her pasture. At 7 years old or so, Rachel is ready to start under saddle. Also know as the Barbie horse this girl has a mane and foremost that goes forever, so much that we try to keep it braided to avoid wind knots! Rachel would thrive in a home that could give her the attention she deserves.
Rachel is from the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros, and came to GSH in November of 2016 during a crisis at ISPMB involving county impoundment and seizure, overcrowding and lack of resources, with her 2016 foal Hamilton. Both came in with severe hoof issues and Rachel was assumed to be not sound. Once gentled enough for x-rays, however, we found the structure of her hooves remained nearly perfect even with the horrible twist to her hoof wall itself, which means with corrective trims to remove the twist and deal with the contraction, eventually there is a very good chance she will be riding sound. As of June 2017, Rachel has had three corrective trims, is out on pasture running and playing sound, is catchable and halter broke and working on lunging and basic ground work when she comes in. She will not be started under saddle until the corrective trimming work is complete. Rachel was pregnancy checked at Dakota Large Animal Clinic and confirmed to be not in foal. We would consider a foster to adopt placement for Rachel with anyone who is able to continue her corrective trims, contact us if interested.6