AUGUST 2017 UPDATE: Peggy and her friend Eliza have arrived at the GSH Main location in South Dakota from foster. They've grown tall and healthy and are ready for the next step. As it turns out, Peggy is much older than her stunted neglected body showed on intake, as she has lost her 2.5 year old teeth placing her as a 2 year old this year (2015 birthdate). She looks to be a smooth mover and is very long legged, and we suspect she may top out at about 15 hands. She is a smart horse, but can be a little reactive when first introduced to something however quickly learns it and is fine after the first attempt. She is currently working on leading and catching skills, as well as basic ground work and handling.
Peggy 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. She was thin on intake but her feet are not in crisis and with good food, nutrition, and farrier work she will be just fine. We were told she is a yearling however she is smaller than our 7 month old colts from another Mustang herd. Based on her teeth, she is at least 6 months old, but we would place her at about 8-9 months old. Peggy is adjusting nicely to life as a "domestic" horse, is enjoying attention and grooming, has started the deworming process, is eating well and on a vitamin supplement, and will be trimmed on our next farrier visit. She just needs time and good nutrition to gain weight and handling, but is ready for a home.