ADOPTED: Paint Pony looking for her forever home

Takala is an in-your-pocket pony. She greets you at the fence with a friendly nicker every morning. VEWS rescued Takala from a kill pen in December 2021 and spent some time nursing her back to health. T

Information
  • Horse Name: Takala
  • Price: $1,000
  • Location: Ashland, VA
  • Breed: Paint (Overo)
  • Gender: Mare
  • Height: 13.2 Hands
  • Color: Brown
  • Foal Date:
  • Temperament: 3 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)

Description

Takala is an in-your-pocket pony. She greets you at the fence with a friendly nicker every morning.

VEWS rescued Takala from a kill pen in December 2021 and spent some time nursing her back to

health. Takala then spent 8 weeks with a trainer to work on her under-saddle skills. Takala has a good

foundation of training and is best suited for an intermediate rider willing to put the hours in saddle

needed to finish her. She stands for mounting, rides with a hackamore or bitless bridle and will w/t/c.

She is sweet but can be stubborn. With additional training, she has the potential to be a great trail

horse for a lightweight rider.

Coggins: December 2021

Vaccines: December 2021

Float: February 2022

Farrier: every 5 weeks

Leading and Ground Manners: Can be led with a flat halter and leadrope. May be slightly pushy/antsy

when anxious. Will do well with a handler who sets and maintains boundaries.

Grooming: Quiet and respectful. Displays no vices.

Horse Care: Requires no extra maintenance, aside from the basics: feed, water, shelter, routine vet

and farrier care. Working on trust with hoof trimming.

General Demeanor: Quiet, agreeable, may show mild anxiety in new situations, may show low-mid

dominance when nervous

Horse Riding Capability: Trail or pleasure riding at current level of training. Can perform walk, trot and

canter.

To be considered as an adopter, the first step is to visit our website and complete an adoption

application: https://www.virginiaequinewelfare.org/how-to-adopt

Adoption requirements:

*Prefer to adopt out within a 300-mile radius around Richmond, VA

*Must own at least one other equine to be considered

*Must be willing to visit a minimum of two times to handle horse so both parties can ensure a good

match

*A facility check will be completed before placement of any horse; no barbed wire.

Please visit our website for further details www.virginiaequinewelfare.org.

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