Appy's story with the HSSPCA begins in Sept of 2008 when she was confiscated with a large group of horses in Sumter County. She had very little handling up until she arrived at her new foster home, so she was very afraid of people and uncared for. What a wonderful little mare she has become. She just had to learn that people had lots of positive things to add to her life, like lots of pets, grooming, and cookies. You do not need to catch Appy anymore, she comes right up to you, she halters easily, leads, ties, picks up her feet for the farrier, can be touched all over, lunges/circles, backs off of a wiggle on the lead or pressure on the halter, walks over tarps, wears a saddlepad, drops her head on cue for haltering, etc.
1/2012 Appy is in training with a volunteer and is doing well. She is starting to respond to hand signals, bathes well, accepts fly spray and kisses on the nose. We hope to have her rideable soon. She needs a gentle kind hand.
Paperwork will need to be filled out through the HSSPCA for this horse to pre-qualify the potential new owner. See www.hsspca.org for additional information on the adoption process. Please note that the HSSPCA is an all-volunteer organization whose funding comes only from deductible donations by the public.