- Horse Name: Solar
- Price: $600
- Location: Mouth of Wilson, VA
- Breed: Spotted Mountain Horse
- Gender: Mare
- Height: 15.1 Hands
- Color: Black
- Foal Date:
- Markings: spotted, paint, pinto
- Weight: 950 lbs
- Youth/4-H Horse (Trained)
- Beginner/Family (Trained)
- Trail Horse (Trained)
- Gaited (Trained)
- Temperament: 2 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)
Every Horse Crazy Kids Dream Come True and Every Parents Answer to Prayer! That is Miss "Solar". 11 y/o Spotted Mountain Pleasure (Gaited) Mare, standing 15.1hh. Solar is dreaming of having her own little person to cherish.
She has been an amazing trail horse for one of our board members, but over the years it is very apparent that Solar prefers children. Solar just perks up when she's with kids. She wants to stop and see them on every ride. She will ride the littlest kid around the round pen and make them fall in love with horses. She will also follow her adult person around with a tiny kid in the saddle. For older kids she will let them feel in control on a trail ride but yet for the parent she's perfect as she just follows your horse (;). When she isn't fond of an adult catching her she will walk right up to the kids. Solar has a nice walk, an ambling running walk, smooth slow easy gait. She canters in the field but does not canter under saddle.
She has very good barn/ground manners, is perfect for the farrier and good for the vet. She ties, cross-ties, baths, stands for mounting etc. She is good with traffic, bicycles, tractors, dogs, cows, pigs and other farm animals. She gets along with all others from minis to drafts and especially minis and foals.
Her Needs: She can go barefoot just fine, if you are riding gravel or rocky areas then she needs regular shoes. She is an EASY KEEPER and MUST HAVE limited grass or a dry lot to keep her weight in check (she has not foundered but we want to keep it that way!) She does have some seasonal allergies so is on 2 herbal supplements to support her needs and does great on them. For weight management she is on Thyro-L and will remain on these supplements for life (more than likely) but it keeps her healthy and happy. Total average monthly cost of supplements is $125 but its worth it for all that she can offer and she eats very little so it balances out.
So - bottom line. Solar wants to love a kid. A beginner kid is okay if the parent is experienced. We will not place her in a complete beginner home (meaning child and parent are new to horses). A home where the child has some horse experience will be preferred since Solar is a little tall for being a "kids horse".
Sorry to all the adults that may want to inquire for themselves.....we will only be placing Solar to a home where her predominant partner is a youth. Adoption fee is $600 She is located in SW VA but transport is available to the right home.
We prefer she be adopted to VA/NC or close by regional areas. Inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-579-4215 Or submit an application at www.rugbycreekanimalrescue.org