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Raye came to AAE in July 2020 from a distressed mustang sanctuary situation due to a health crisis. After 20 years of serving mustangs, the sanctuary was unable to adequately meet the needs of the horses. Raye was a bit timid and untrusting; however, with a slow approach, she was haltered and loaded easily. She seemed potentially vision impaired in her left eye, she was thin and her skin was irritated and balding from fly irritation/allergy.
Raye was housed with Jennings at the sanctuary and she seemed frantic when approached. She and Jennings needed to be separated so Jennings could leave for surgery. Once alone, she became more confident and much easier to halter. Raye enjoys grooming and baths, and she accepts fly spray, and any pampering you can bestow upon her. During makeover day with the vet and farrier, her eye exam showed a detached lens in her left eye and cataracts in both eyes. Poor girl. She actually gets along well, but when stressed, she ran into a tree and fence when she first arrived. Sadly, we didn't understand the extent of her impairment until then. She has some vision in her right eye, but not much. Ideally, she should be in an obstacle free area. Raye was paired up with Mags, a kind, older mare. The two make a great team and Raye relies on Mags for some of her confidence. The two will be adopted as a bonded pair.
Raye has a substantial fly sensitivity. She itches so bad, she rubs, bites, and scratches herself 'til she has sores. We started her on antihistamines and they have helped, but not resolved the issue. Fly sprays and Swat help, but don't eliminate the fly issues, so she needs frequent application and monitoring.
As far as we know and can tell, Raye was never started under saddle and due to her age and vision impairment, she is not a good candidate as a riding horse. Raye is best suited for a companion home with someone that is easy-going, has low energy and enjoys the trust-building experience with horses and the bond that follows. She is not suitable for a beginner, though she is a really sweet mare.
Raye is current with dental and hoof care, vaccines, and deworming, and she has a microchip.
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