AAE welcomed Dottie and her pasture-mate, Pistol Annie, in September 2019, from a financial distress/neglect situation. Both were relinquished to AAE after many years of limited care. Their coming 3 year old foals, Jasper and Sawyer, came to AAE in June 2019. Dottie was in need of hoof and dental care. We were told Dottie had been sat on in the past, but never ridden. She had extensive scarring on her left hind fetlock area.
Shortly after arrival, Dottie got much needed hoof and dental care, and radiographs of her left hind showed an old injury, likely a deep laceration to the bone and fractured sesmoids with substantial arthritic changes. Dottie seems comfortable and has limited range of motion in the left hind. Riding or forced exercise/activity is not an option for this sweet girl. She is best suited for a companion home with another kind, older horse where she will be loved on for the rest of her days.
Training/Experience Notes: Dottie is a sweet and quiet little mare! She is relatively uncomplicated and easy to handle, but she lacks a bit of confidence and needs a slow approach to halter. She did well with the vet and injections. Her first trim was after her dental with sedation on board. However, she is relatively good with hoof handling but for a bit of caution with her left hind (old injury). She loaded well and had no issues when transporting to AAE. For now, she is waiting for that perfect home that appreciates a quiet and kind ol horse and wants to give her a great "rest of her life".
Due to her old injury, Dottie has been living in a paddock with daily turnout with her former pasture-mate Pistol Annie.
AAE has an active environment with daily volunteer activity, dogs, chickens, tractors, a nearby roadway, neighbors with gardeners and noisy gardening equipment, and more. It seems there's always something going on, so the horses get much exposure. The horses with no special needs live in a herd environment; while the older and special needs horses typically live in a stall/paddock environment.
Dottie is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip in place. She needs companion only home with lots of love and a large percentage of relatively flat ground.
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