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Nikki
Animal ID 50964718 
Species Horse 
Breed Quarterhorse  
Age 23 years 5 months 
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 because her owner was losing the farm where she'd lived her entire life. Her owner loved her very much but couldn't keep her, so she was surrendered in hopes that Nikki could find a good home. Nikki wasn't ever formally started in training or ridden before coming to KHS, 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. Staff members have been working with Nikki and she has been ridden with a western saddle as well as English saddle and a bareback pad before. She is still learning how to give us forward motion after enouragement from the rider, but will walk anywhere following a ground person and would likely pony well behind another horse. Nikki would potentially be happy to pack some kiddos around a backyard for pony rides on a leadline. She tolerates crazy noises and antics from her back, just so long as she gets attention she's happy. She is up to date on farrier, deworming, dental, and vaccinations. Easy to catch, stands tied, and has been pastured with mares and geldings in mixed company without issue. If interested in adopting Nikki please reach out to us for an adoption application or send any questions you may have. We think, though it seems unlikely of most horses started under saddle later in life, Nikki could be an excellent candidate for a sidewalker-assisted therapy riding program. We will continue to further her skills until adoption and welcome any questions from interested adopters.
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