RORY - Mare/ Buckskin/ Grade – Project/Ready for Training

Mare/Buckskin/Grade – Project/Ready for Training

  • Horse Name: Rory
  • Price: $1,500
  • Location: Pilot Hill, CA
  • Breed: Crioulo
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Height: 14.2 Hands
  • Color: Buckskin
  • Foal Date:
  • Weight: 1000 lbs
  • Temperament: 3 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)


If you are interested in adopting this horse, please submit an Adoption Inquiry via AAE's website; No texts please: Adoption fees subject to change based on training; see website for current information.

Rory came to AAE in January 2021 from a distressed sanctuary. When we picked her up, she was in fairly good condition, but she was in need of hoof and dental care. She was sweet, but not very confident. There was no history on this girl, no known training, nothing. She had gone from a rescue to the sanctuary and we hope with her stay at AAE, third time's a charm and she'll find her very own forever family.

Shortly after arrival, she got the works: hoof and dental care, vaccines, deworming and a microchip. We quickly learned that though sweet, everything was on Rory's terms. She was very opposed to doing anything she wasn't sure about. She didn't appreciate hoof handling, farrier work, or anything out of the ordinary. Fortunately, with a little patience and kindness, she became more and more willing to try. Her confidence grew and she had the opportunity for training. When introduced to the saddle, she made it clear she knew how to buck. Training shifted to build her confidence and, in time, her bucking issue resolved, and the trainer was able to approach and use a mounting block from both sides. She carried a rider at the walk only a few times, before training time was done. It's been some time since she was with a trainer and her confidence has continued to grow. We'll continue with occasional saddle work as we can, but her new person should start again and teach her from the ground up to assure you're both speaking the same language.

Rory is respectful on the ground. She enjoys grooming and attention, in general. She loads reasonably well. She handles most of the basics without issue, though she could still learn some patience with the farrier. Rory is best suited for an experienced horse person. She's much more willing to try if you take things slow and don't push her too fast. In time, with a kind approach, she's going to make someone a fun project and a nice partner.

Rory is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip.

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, weekly farrier visits. There are resident dogs, cats, chickens, and mini horses, as well as various wildlife including frequent turkeys and squirrels in and around paddock/pasture areas. AAE is situated on the corner of a busy road with high speed vehicles, trucks, and sirens. Tractors are used in and around pasture/paddock areas, trucks deliver feed, and a squeeze is occasionally used for unloading hay. Neighbors have weekly gardeners that utilize various power tools, and children that are active in yards adjacent to some stall/paddock areas. Horses at AAE are accustomed to a more active environment as opposed to a quiet/sterile environment.

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