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Nikki
Animal ID 50964718 
Species Horse 
Breed Quarterhorse  
Age 23 years 1 month 
Sex Female 
Size L 
Color Chestnut/White 
Site Equine C.A.R.E. 
Location Willow Hope Farm 
Intake Date 08/23/2022 
Adoption Price $500.00 
ARN 15h 
Stage Equine-Available
Beautiful chestnut and white Nikki is a 23 year old 15 hand tall Quarter Horse / Tennessee Walking Horse cross who was a voluntary owner surrender to KHS. She was surrendered with her dam, Josie and her full brother, Firecracker because their owner was losing the farm where they'd lived together their entire lives. Their owner loved them very much but couldn't keep them so surrendered them in hopes they could find good homes. Nikki wasn't ever formally started in training or ridden but we were told that she had worn a saddle before. During a training/potential evaluation she was polite to saddle, mount, stand, and dismount. Though she had never been ridden she had no problems with someone climbing up and sitting on her back while saddled, and with a little encouragement she was able to walk around a bit both directions and stop to stand quietly for her first riding experience. She very much appreciated some kind pats from the person in the saddle and didn't seem bothered in the slightest so we think it wouldn't take much to get her trained to ride even though she's getting a later start than is customary. Her hooves had not been trimmed in some years, but had worn very well all things considered and just needed to be brought back to better balance by our farrier. She moves slowly even when asked to move out from the ground and could probably benefit from a diet to help her be more limber and free-moving. Nikki does a sort of slow shuffley trot without much propulsion, likely due to the combination of her age, weight, and being half-gaited heritage. Our farrier does not believe that she has suffered from laminitis and she has a good healthy sole. Nikki is being offered now as a companion horse, with great potential to start under saddle to become a trail or leisure horse if she were to receive some consistent training. We will update her profile if/as his training progresses but wanted to go ahead and offer her for adoption in case someone was looking for a well-loved, friendly horse to build a relationship with through continued training or as a companion mare. She has spent most of her life as a beloved pet, so she's comfortable around people but does not have any fine tuning or advanced training. Nikki would potentially be happy to pack some kiddos around a backyard for pony rides on a leadline with an experienced person to introduce her to the job. She is recently up to date on farrier, deworming, dental, and vaccinations. Easy to catch, had never been loaded on a trailer in her life prior to surrender and figured it out quite easily on a large step-up trailer, stands tied, and has been pastured with a mare and a gelding without issue. If interested in adopting Nikki please reach out to us for an adoption application or send any questions you may have.
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