Maddy - A Quarterhorse Who Needs a
Home with a Patient and Experienced Owner
Susan Daffron talks to Rhona Melsky from Wildhorse Ranch Rescue in Gilbert, Arizona about a horse named Maddy that is available for adoption. Maddy is a gorgeous black quarterhorse who was saved at auction by volunteers from the rescue who outbid a kill buyer. After a bit of research it was determined that Maddy probably was a brood mare who had 9 foals. Unfortunately, at some point she was also abused, so Maddy is fearful of people. She needs an experienced owner who will be able to help her learn to trust again.
At the rescue, some of the expert handlers can get a halter on her and do Parelli games with her in the round pen, but she is not the right horse for someone who does not have experience with difficult or frightened horses. Although Maddy does now come up to people occasionally and nuzzle, for the most part she tends to walk away from humans and requires a sedative to have her hooves trimmed. The fact that Maddy has started to reach out at all shows that with time, love, and patience, the right person can offer this horse a wonderful life that's far better than what she had to go through in her younger days.
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