- Horse Name: Pistol Annie
- Price: $550
- Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
- Breed: Ponies
- Gender: Mare
- Height: 13.3 Hands
- Color: Pinto
- Foal Date:
- Weight: 1050 lbs
- Temperament: 5 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)
AAE welcomed Pistol Annie and her pasture-mate, Dottie, in September 2019, from a financial distress/neglect situation. Both were relinquished to AAE after many years of limited care. Their coming 3 year old foals, Sawyer and Jasper, came to AAE in June 2019. Pistol Annie's was much overweight, and her hooves were in poor condition. She appeared to have foundered at some point, but she did not appear lame. We were told Pistol Annie had been ridden in the past.
Shortly after arrival, Pistol Annie got much needed hoof and dental care, and radiographs showed mild laminitic changes to her front left and chronic laminitis with some rotation of the front right. We will see how she moves forward with correct diet, and hoof care.
Training/Experience Notes: Pistol Annie is a cute and friendly little mare, also a sassy and opinionated girl...oh, a mare! Pushy and rude also describe her well, but in the short time she's been here, she's showing much more respect, especially with an experienced, firm handler with clear communication and boundaries. Pistol Annie is easy to saddle, and has been introduced to ground driving and is doing very well. .
Annie has been backed at the walk and is doing very well. She should be easy to start for an experienced person. She will probably not be suitable for small beginner kids as she requires direction from the handler on the ground to stay out of your space.
Pistol Annie's first trim was after her dental with sedation on board. Her second trim was unsedated and she behaved well. However, she has been relatively good with hoof handling. She loaded and transported without issue when moving to AAE.
Due to special dietary needs, Pistol Annie has been living in a paddock with daily turnout with her former pasture-mate Dottie.
AAE has an active environment with daily volunteer activity, dogs, chickens, tractors, a nearby roadway, neighbors with gardeners and noisy gardening equipment, and more. It seems there's always something going on, so the horses get much exposure. The horses with no special needs live in a herd environment; while the older and special needs horses typically live in a stall/paddock environment.
Pistol Annie is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines and deworming, and she has a microchip in place. She will need an experienced home familiar with laminitis/founder and an appropriate diet.
Adoption fee subject to change based on training. Please refer to website for current information.