It is with a heavy heart that I place this advertisement to try and find a new home for my horses. Our family’s financial situation has changed, my husband is not in good health, we are trying to run a small business and be good parents to three small children. My furry children are simply not getting the love and attention that they should be, and though it makes me heart sick, I really need to do what is best for them. I have two Paso Fino mares (neither are registered). The mares are Nina, born 2001, gray, and Marisol, born 2005, bay. Nina is ridable, and Marisol could be ridable if someone took the time - which I simply don't have to work with her. Both mares are incredibly sweet and know their names and routines. They are truly pets, and boy howdy, do they know it! They are extremely low maintenance and easy keepers. They do fine on a dirt lot, and in fact, that's better for them. Nina is overweight right now and I barely feed her any grain at all. They eat tifton or coastal hay - they can't tolerate the fancier hay, it makes them sick or put on weight super-fast. Both are very gentle, very well mannered on the ground. I haven't ridden Nina in a long time (was busy being pregnant and having my human children) but she's a great, smooth trail riding horse. I'm sure if someone took the time with Marisol, she'd be the same. Both ought to not be out on lush spring grass. In the spring, during the day, they should be stalled or be turned out wearing grazing halters. That's how low maintenance they are - they could live on an island of briar plants and weeds and be just fine, lol. They are very used to being handled, loved on and petted, but I don't have the time to give them all the attention I want to. The adoption fee for each animal is $300, but if someone were willing to take them both, that fee would be VERY negotiable if they are going to a loving home. They are all current on hoof trims, vaccines, and worming. I'm pulling a current Coggins on them next week as well. Please consider giving my girls a good home. I would be so grateful for that, and it would make losing them easier to bear. Call 813-215-2011 for more info. Note I did check "kid safe" below b/c I have three small children and my mares have never displayed any aggressive behavior toward them. I strongly recommend if you adopt them, like with any new horse, you introduce kids - especially small kids - slowly and with adult supervision. Really, a "horse person" would know what to do. If you are not a "horse person" and want these mares for pets, that's okay too, but be very sure when you introduce kids to ANY horse, there's an adult around and kids are taught the basics of safety when handling horses. These mares are very, very sweet - you should have no issues - but the old adage applies "any dog can bite, any horse can kick." So just be sure the kids are introduced to the horses with an adult present and the kids are taught horse handling safety rules.