May 2017 - Faith has returned to GSH from her adopters as she struggles with confidence riding on the open range with a young rider. She came off the trailer very lame, and we took her immediately to the vet fearing founder. Instead, they found a broken coffin bone in her hoof that was 1-4 weeks old. She is now on a 3-6 month rehab period with shoes to hold her hoof together like a cast, with a 50/50 chance of a return to full riding soundness.
Faith (previously know as Nutmeg) was part of the Sumner 22 neglect /starvation case out of Sumner, Iowa. She was originally awarded a body condition score of 2, and we were originally told she is green broke to drive. She was started under saddle in the fall of 2012, and has been in three placements in the two years she's been with GSH through no fault of her own. Her original adopter had to return her to GSH due to a serious illness in her family, then her second adopter moved and had to downsize, at which time she returned to her original adopter. Unfortunately, she is unable to keep her so she has returned to GSH in May of 2014 and is available for adoption.
Faith is a beautiful, sweet POA, easy to catch and with good ground manners so far. She's green broke but needs a refresher on her ground work and will need lots of rides. She's a lovely, healthy four year old that needs a home.