Molly is a lovely 16-17 year old quarter horse type mare, that was brought into GSH due to a domestic situation. Her friend Suri, their two colts, and Molly were scheduled to be shot within days of their rescue. She is reportedly very well broke, though she does have hard bumps on her front leg surrounding the knee. She reportedly has never been lame, and we haven't seen any lameness, but we are adopting her out for light riding only. She is sweet, vocal for her food, easy to catch and leads, loads, ties well. Due to weather, we've only done a short riding evaluation. She stood quietly for saddling, bridling, and mounting, however did not move forward with gentle cues. Due to weather we chose to wait for a warmer day to evaluate her more.
Update: February 16, 2013 - Molly is in South Dakota! She's a nice girl. She's quiet and kind of mellow, a little stubborn. We strongly feel she needs her teeth done, as she was resistant while turning to the right and we could feel a hook on one of her molars. This does cause some throwing of her head and avoidance under saddle. She also has probably been a "follow along" horse as she was perfectly behaved following a person or another horse, but required a confident rider to move out on her own. We feel that once her teeth are done and with a few refresher rides she will be a very safe, kind horse. When she was moving forward she has a nice walk and trot, though we didn't try canter. Prefers direct reining and does not seem to understand neck reining. Loads well, ties, good ground manners.