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AAE welcomed Bonnie from the DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary in August of 2019 to support their ongoing herd reduction efforts after the long illness and passing of their Executive Director, Barbara Clarke in November of 2016. Bonnie is an older mare and the winters at DreamCatcher can be difficult. We were told Bonnie was placed in sanctuary at DreamCatcher after failed training attempts with five different trainers. She is not trained under saddle..
Bonnie is a sweet, social mare and a moody, opinionated, obstinate mare, mostly enjoyable and sometimes not. She enjoys grooming and attention until she doesn't, which is typically when asked to do something she'd rather not. Bonnie has Cushings and a substantial fly allergy. It's hard to keep her comfortable (she's very itchy and rubs). She gets a daily carrot pocket with her Cushings meds. A cooler climate would be ideal her. This past summer (2020), she was on antihistamines twice a day and it has helped tremendously. We have repeatedly tried fly sheets and masks but she destroys them within days. Fly spray, war paint, and swat all help, but she needs them applied regularly (once to twice a day) during fly season.
Bonnie is all mare. She's dominant around food and she's bossy in a herd. She usually connects well with one or two other horses. Her current buddy is Gunner. They have a perfect-love hate relationship.
Bonnie is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip. Bonnie needs daily meds for Cushings, and daily antihistamines and extra effort with fly prevention during fly season. Diet-wise, she is on a grass hay diet supplemented with daily senior pellets.
Adoption fee subject to change based on training; see website for current information: https://www.allaboutequine.org/adopt-a-horse.html.