Polly (Reclusives Polly) and Farrah (Reclusives Postergirl) were donated to GSH due to injury and illness in their breeder's family. She is a large, halter-bred Quarter Horse/Paint. Polly is the braver of the two, and very smart. She did suffer a cut to her front leg that is healing nicely with no lameness or tendons affected. She is stunning, a well muscled, well bred registered Quarter Horse with lots of chrome. She is Impressive bred, and is HYPP N/H. She's settled in nicely at GSH Main in Renner, SD, and we've had a chance to work with her some. She is halter broke with decent ground manners, picks up all four feet, stood quietly for grooming and fly spray, and accepted a saddle pad and saddle, including cinched tight, easily. She's smart and we suspect will be easy to train - even though we were told she's never had a saddle on before she acted as if it was old news, and we suspect we'll have her backed and in saddle training by early July. This girl is a beautiful horse, who will do well in the local show ring and possibly more, if someone gives her the time and training.
Update July 2014: Polly has accepted a saddle, bridle, and stands quietly for the mounting block. We have leaned over her back but not yet backed her. She is smart, accepts everything without fuss, and we firmly believe will be very easy to train. She has been good for her farrier trims and deworming. This is a very nice horse.
Update Winter 2014: Polly came to GSH due to an injury to her front leg from getting into a wire fence. It has fully healed and hardly scarred. She does have a bad crack on the front left due to the injury, as well as has had many abscesses and cracks due to poor farrier care prior to coming to GSH. She is currently on biotin and corrective trims/shoes and has been seen by Dr. Jensen at Dakota Large Animal Clinic. All indications are with good care and farrier work she should have no soundness issues. She also had her teeth floated in December 2014, and due to the ongoing abscesses and bad teeth is underweight. She is on a high calorie, high fat diet and should remain blanketed to help her preserve and gain weight this winter.