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Honey came to us, along with another horse named Koty, from a case through the local humane society. She was given the body score of 2 by The Ohio State University's equine team (9 being extremely obese and 1 being completely emaciated). She was thoroughly covered in a skin fungus and had lost most of her hair.
Honey is still learning to trust humans and often her fear displays itself as aggression while working with her. Currently, we are taking it slowly with Honey to allow her to regain her trust in humans again. She stands well for grooming and the farrier. She can also be caught out in the pasture. She likes human attention, but can get nervous when confronted with new things. Currently, we are working on lunging her on a line and basic groundwork and desensitizing. She still will sometimes threaten to bite, but has overall started to become a much friendlier horse that is interested in human attention. She has done well with desensitizing and trust exercises as long as you allow her to accept it at her own speed, rather than force the issue. We have now started Honey under saddle at the walk and trot and she has been doing wonderfully! She is just under 14 hands tall, so she needs a rider around 150 pounds or less. She just needs someone willing to take their time with her and create a true bond of trust.
Honey is looking for a lighter rider that is willing to continue her under saddle training. She also needs an owner that understands that patience is key, especially while working with new people, as Honey still tends to become aggressively defensive around the veterinarian. She would probably make a wonderful games pony or trail horse!