Sweet and Sassy
As 2016 began, a flashy, sabino paint mare, sporting ribbons from western style equestrian competitions, found herself in danger. At the young age of 15, years of performing had taken a toll. With a very advanced stage of arthritis that left her crippled, she was deemed of no real value and carried the label of disposable. She was sold as a broodmare where care was given to her only if absolutely necessary to keep the babies she was producing sound enough to bring in money. A caring person who could no longer be a witness to the neglect this horse was enduring finally intervened. This person cleared the way for us to open our gate to this big beauty, now known as SIERRA.
Here, she has value. Here, she is seen as an intelligent being with heart and soul. Here, there are no expectations-other than for Sierra to be Sierra. Today, Sierra is still adjusting to her new life; her adjustment includes becoming comfortable outside. Can you imagine- A horse who needs to learn how to be outside?! [She was seldom allowed out of a stall in her previous life.] Thanks to us all, Sierra is no longer in danger. Thanks to us all, she is able to live her life surrounded by love, protected, and with peace.