May 2017- This sweet mare kind of fell into my lap from a second hand rescue situation. I saw an ad for her on Facebook, and inquired. The seller pulled her from a dealer that had gotten her from the original owner. It was reported that she was kept with draft horses that had run her off the feed. She is said to be a Half-Arabian mare, foaled in 2012, and broke to ride. It's tragic that she was allowed to get to this condition. When I met her on May 6th, I would give her a body condition score of 2, and that was after she had gained a little with the lady that pulled her. She seemed kind, and knew her ground manners, so I purchased her.
She came home late the next afternoon. So far we know she's very sweet and friendly, opens her mouth for the bit, is great for the farrier, accepts fly spray, and just soaks up every ounce of attention. After just a couple of days you can see her starting to shine. She came home with no name, so I named her Brandy. I can't wait to see her sleek and healthy, and find out how she rides.
She was said to have been from the Kalamazoo area. If anyone recognizes her, I would love to know more about her background and training. I suspect she may be higher percentage Arab if not pure. She reminds me of the Crabbet lines in build and movement.