Shadow is green under saddle, but progressing nicley. Chad Grigg is doing an amazing job training him. See the pictures below of his progress.
Cocoa is progressing well with her training. She is sweet and does well with other horses. See the pictures below to see her demeanor when she is around people. She is going to be a great horse and is still available for adoption.
Rummy has graduated from training and has a potential adopter. We are so happy for Rummy. Thank you to everyone for your support and hard work!
BRAS volunteers stopped by to check on Cocoa yesterday. She got some grooming and some hand grazing and lots of love. She has now been started under saddle, we are very excited for her! Thank you to all our supporters!
Devin is 12.1hh and about 15 years old. He gets along well with other ponies and horses. He was rescued from an auction, in the past he was very abused so he needs some extra patience. He is now under the care of Lilly's Ponies. Advanced beginners and up can ride him. He loves to be groomed and hand walked. He lunges, ties, loads,stands for vet and farrier and is up to date on all shots and coggins. Overall a very sweet pony! Devin is being sponsored by BRAS for training with Dave Lohrey to address his issues and improve his chance of adoption.
Laurel is a thoroughbred mare about 9 years old and currently under the protection of Hope for Horses. She had been mishandled and consequently very fearful of people. BRAS is helping sponsor Laurel's training with Chad Grigg. Chad has spent a lot of time with her on the ground to instill trust. She is coming around now and he will be able to start her under saddle soon. Because of her prior bad experiences, Chad wants to take her training slowly in order to give her a solid foundation and give her the best opportunity for adoption.
Cocoa is a 13 year old BLM Mustang mare. The United States Equine Rescue League brought her into the program in April 2009. When she arrived, she was very tentative of people. But with a lot of work from some USERL volunteers, she has some nice ground manners – although still cautious. Cocoa needs help from a professional trainer that knows how to work with mustangs to bring her around to her full potential. BRAS is excited to raise money this year to send Cocoa to training with Dave.
Zoey had been trained under saddle, but Hope for Horses was unsure of her status since she had not been ridden for some time. BRAS helped sponsor Zoey in Dec. 2012 to spend time with trainer Chad Grigg for a refresher and complete evaulation. Zoey has just been adopted by a wonderful young lady named Gracie. Congratulations Zoey and Gracie! Thank you everyone who has worked hard to help this moment happen!
Baby is a 2 yr old filly that needed work with her ground manners. BRAS helped sponsor Baby to stay with Chad Grigg late 2012. She has now returned to Hope for Horses and she is now "leading and tying and picking up her feet like a champ." These skills are very important so she does not hurt a volunteer or the farrier during routine handling. When she is ready, she will return to Chad for saddle training so she will be ready for her forever home.
Here is the latest update from Dave on Ebony Rose:
"Ebony is doing great. She will walk,trot, canter nicely under saddle and handles well. She gets along great with other horses. She definately bonds with one person and puts her trust in one person. She is easy to catch once she has trust in that person. She still needs a handler that is ascertive and confident with horses as well as soft - she will not do well with rough or heavy handling. As far as riding - she does not buck, kick, or rear. She will test sometimes to see what she can get away with (she is an aged mare so this will stay with her). She does good on trails and is not spooky."
There is a video of Rose on a trail ride: