LIZA – Filly/Gray/Mustang – Young/Project


If  you are interested in adopting this horse, please submit an Adoption Inquiry via AAE’s website; No texts please:  https://www.allaboutequine.org/how-to-adopt.html.  Adoption fee subject to change based on training; see website for all current information.

Liza, an approximate two-year old reservation mustang, came to AAE with Lola, another young reservation mustang, in mid-January 2024, through collaboration with another rescue organization. Liza and Lola had been with a foster who didn’t have adequate facilities for gentling mustangs. The two girls were unhandled/unhalterable, they had no adoption interest, and there were no other fosters available to help. They weren’t making any forward progress with gentling, and as a result, the girls had not had any basic care (e.g. vet, dental, hoof care, vaccines, etc.). Liza was pregnant, estimated four to five months along, when she lost her foal (before coming to AAE). AAE was asked to assist with a transfer. Thankfully, AAE had several adoptions at the end of the year paving the way to help with these two girls and two other young reservation mustangs from a similar situation.

Liza is a gorgeous filly, and a bit more challenging one. After quarantine and once the heavy rains let up, she was fourth in line of the four new mustangs that we had a chance to spend some quality time with. In comparison to the others, she was not as quick to trust. She was not quite willing to accept a halter. With a slow, quiet hand, she accepted touch across the upper part of her body, and eventually was willing to be haltered, but was weary of too much movement. Though her progress is less quick than the others, she’s trying to understand everything that’s asked of her, she is making progress, and she will have her spa day, soon. (She needs her hooves trimmed desperately!).

Liza recently returned from the Monty Roberts International Learning Center to participate as a student project in the 15-day Advance Course of Horsemanship where she went through the starting process: trust building, introducing tack, including a surcingle, long-lining, and a saddle introduction. It was a wonderful learning opportunity for her, and although she didn’t progress as quickly as the other girls in the group, she came back to AAE with new skills and experiences.  She still lacks confidence, and she needs a patient person, but she’s beginning to approach and accept human touch in a large space; she’s halterable in a smaller space.

Liza will be available for adoption after her spa day later this month. Liza will be looking for a home with an experienced person to continue her learning and progress as she matures.

In general, there is a lot of activity around AAE including foot traffic in and out of paddock/pasture areas, mucking with wheelbarrows, grooming and care activities, and weekly farrier visits.  There are various resident animals, as well as various wildlife  in and around paddock/pasture areas.  AAE is on a  busy road with high speed vehicles, trucks, and sirens.  Tractors and trucks are used in and around pasture/paddock areas.  Therefore, horses at AAE are accustomed to a more active environment as opposed to a quiet/sterile environment.

  • Height: 13.3
  • Weight: 750
  • Registered: No
  • Date Foaled: 01/01/2022
  • Color: Gray
  • Gender: Mare
  • Is this a rescue?: No
  • Rescue's Name: All About Equine Animal Rescue