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 that 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 could see her starting to shine. She came home with no name, so I named her Brandy.
I suspect she may be higher percentage Arab if not pure. She reminds me of the Crabbet lines in build and movement.
She needs more room to run and bounce around, and her own private eating area (or more free feeders than there are horses in the pasture). She LOVES attention and tries hard to please. Appears to have 60 days on her. She took a year and a half off to get her weight back and when we tried riding her she went off very well. Needs work on collecting. Excellent stop and a lot of sense.