- Horse Name: Shane
- Price: $1
- Location: Harwood, MD
- Breed: Thoroughbred
- Gender: Mare
- Height: 15.0 Hands
- Color: Bay
- Foal Date:
- Trail Horse
- English Pleasure
- Companion Only
Shane is the most adorable little mare you may ever have the pleasure to meet. Standing at a petite 15hh and born in 2015. This Thoroughbred mare was unraced and is registered with the Jockey Club as Mighty Crossing. This sweet girl is looking for a long term home, where she can be loved and pampered as a companion, lead line, and walk only horse. Her owner would enjoy seeing her go to a home where she can be surrounded by sweet children, and trusted by her adult handler for grooming and possible lead line trail rides around nice grassy fields.
Shane left the racing industry in late 2020. She had time to rest but did come with a past of poor hoof care. It was clear to her current owner that she had not been managed correctly, leading to unsupported hooves and the issues that come along with that situation: brittle hooves, sensitive soles and foot abscess. It was discovered that Shane was not sound in front after her period of recuperation, even after the correct hoof care was provided. Further investigation with x-rays confirmed and diagnosed Osteoarthritis in her front right pastern.
Shane is currently unsound and would likely benefit from shoes with pads. She receives pain medication daily to keep her comfy and happy. She is pasture sound, and with corrective shoeing, and possibly joint related veterinary treatments, her comfort and general soundness will improve/be maintained. A home with grassy fields and softer terrains will be ideal. She would likely be OK for very light work, but a new owner will need to be aware that Osteoarthritis cannot be cured and is degenerative.
She has had Clinton Anderson training with her current person and has responded very well to what is asked and expected of her. Please note that although she does have a wonderful temperament, she would be decided as being ‘green’, due to the fact that she has only had a handful of short rides since coming off the track. It is suspected she would be fine on trails, but the history is unknown.
Shane has the most amazing disposition. She is a real gem who is kind and willing. She is friendly and gentle. She is loved by all that meet her. She is a farm favorite with stable managers and farm owners. A very sweet and straight forward girl, who just loves people and other horses alike. She has only been ridden a handful of times during her time with the current owner. It was reported that she was just as easy in the saddle as she is out. She has lovely paces and is comfy to ride. Of course, we did not ask to see Shane under saddle during her evaluation due to her current soundness level. When ridden in the past, she was ridden English and in a simple snaffle bridle. She was intended for the Hunter/Jumper world after leaving the track.
She currently lives at a farm that adjusts turnout per season. Shane is perfectly fine to be field kept with access to shelter, or stabled with daily turnout. She passed every single handling test on our METS ‘check list’. She’s amazingly wonderful in our eyes!!!!!! She is docile in the herd and gets along with mares and geldings. She also gets along with dogs and other farm activities.
She is up to date with her vaccinations, health checks, dentistry and has a negative Coggins. She is currently barefoot but as mentioned above, would benefit from shoes. She even comes with a very appropriate unicorn flysheet and fly mask – especially seeing as she’s a perfect little unicorn herself.
To apply for Shane, go to: https://mdequinetransition.org/horses/shane/
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