- Horse Name: Martina
- Price: $550
- Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
- Breed: Mustang
- Gender: Mare
- Height: 15.0 Hands
- Color: Bay
- Foal Date:
- Weight: 1000 lbs
- Temperament: 4 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)
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.
Martina and her filly, Valentine, came to AAE from the DreamCatcher Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary in March 2018. Valentine was only days old. AAE has been supporting DreamCatcher's herd reduction efforts since April of 2017 after the long illness and passing of their Executive Director, Barbara Clarke, in November of 2016. Martina was thin and hungry with baby in tow, but she knew where to go. She showed up at the DreamCatcher barn with Valentine after not coming down in the Fall for the Winter. Sadly, winter conditions at the sanctuary are fierce (for California anyway) and AAE got a call. Martina is a BLM branded mustang. She appeared to have minimal human contact when she arrived.
Martina was a great mom, but not interested in humans. She was given lots of time to be a mom and replenish her body. Initially, she was confident and avoided humans like the plague. With intermittent rounds of human interaction, her curiosity and interest in humans grew. Martina spent several weeks at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center as a part of the Advanced Course for Horsemanship. She was very resistant to humans and her stay was extended. They continued gentling efforts, and made some progress.
After returning to AAE, she has had intermittent handling with intermittent breaks. She's making progress. She can be approached and haltered in a small space, with patience and a slow approach. Her hooves can be trimmed with sedation. She's nervous and protective, but tries to understand what's asked of her. Though she is coming around, Martina has been challenging and she needs a person very experienced with mustangs to continue her progress.
Martina is current with dental and hoof care, vaccines, and deworming. She has a microchip.
Adoption fee subject to change based on training; see website for current information: https://www.allaboutequine.org/adopt-a-horse.html.