September 2009 -- healthy, current on
vet care, etc
see below for details
FEED: has sponsor 12/11-12/12
MEDICAL: needs a sponsor!
4-year old (April 2009 model) quarter horse cross (Paso
filly, orphaned at 4
Actual Weight: May 13, 2012: 791 lbs.
May 25, 2012: 808 lbs, 14.0hh
January 1, 2013: 14.1hh, 853 lbs
Sasha's mom died when she was just 4 days old, and
apparently the owner didn't want and abandoned the foal. Animal control
took her in with the help of a private rescue in Northern IN, and a
caring family fostered her for several months. They
were not overly experienced with horses, especially foals, and quickly
realized that Sasha needed more skilled horse people in her life and
other adult horses to help her mature. The private rescue donated her
5/15/12 update: Sasha has been very easy to care for while here, and
has had no health issues whatsoever.
Sasha ties easily.
She leads well, without needing a
leadrope, in nearly all
situations. If she is nervous or intimidated, she will fuss
mildly. She can be VERY
mildly pushy on occasion while being led.
Sasha enters a stall on her own
without needing encouragement. She waits patiently to exit her stall
even if all other horses are gone and the door is wide open,
behaves nicely when leading to and from the pasture. Occasionally, she
will still nibble or search for treats. she still LOVVVES to lick.
sasha has learned to have her front
hooves handled easily. She is still a bit off balance for her rears.
riding in June 2012!! See her videos and photos (linked
6/22/12: Sasha has had 7 rides, including one outdoors (see photos
above) and is doing exceptionally well.
She has GREAT balance, steering and brakes for a youngster in her first
rides. She is curious and eager and capable in so many ways.
We are jus starting to settle into a solid trot; she does also have a
very cute running walk which, once her trot is stable, we will help her
develop as well.
August 2012: The weather here has been deadly hot and dry; far too hot
and dry to ask a young horse to focus and learn riding, so she has had
the summer to rest and relax, doing light in hand work occasionally,
and playing with her pasturemates. IF the weather remains more settled,
we'll get back to Sasha's training soon.
FALL 2012: Sasha's trainer has been ill and unable to ride.
January 2013: Great news! sasha is back to riding! don't miss her video
clip above! Despite 6 months off with absolutely no saddling or
bridling, she was terrific.
is far too green to be confident her future job just yet.
Based upon her build and playfulness, along with her natural gait, she
will likely excel in most thinking careers such as competitive trail,
CMO (scavenger hunt on horseback), gaited showing, etc.
Sasha has a very level head and clearly really enjoys having a job. She
already spooks in place if something scary happens in the barn or
outdoors, and she has a nice energy level and isn't a 'deaad head', yet
also isn't in any hurry.
Sasha is a very good girl in a stall. She is patient and doesn't get
worked up, and waits at the door like a lady before walking out to
has transported just twice, and was nervous on her ride home to CWER.
We provided her with trailer training as we do all our adoptables.
She now loads and unloads herself with ease, but hasn't traveled with
/ Pasture Manners
2009: What a little sweetie!! She is clearly enjoying a life with other
younger horses, and plays happily. She has her own protectors -- big
Valiant and little Dazzle both consider her their minion and protect
her carefully from anyone who bullies her.
Once Val and Daz moved on to new homes, she buddied with the older
Ruthie, and the 2 of them groom and play like youngsters. It has
brought Ruthie out of her shell and dramatically improved her fitness.
thanks, Sasha! Ruthie then moved on as well, and Sasha has easily
become companions to other newcomers.
In fall 2011, she has taken
little Magic - the starved 15 month old -- under her wing now as well.
for Routine and Medical Care
While not 'thrilled' with shots or worming, Sasha has been reasonably
mannered for both.
She has not yet needed dental work.
Sasha is surprisingly good for farrier work, having a little trouble
when she loses balance.
we try to set our adoption fees at
half what we feel a similar horse would sell for, but still making sure
we are above $600 for a full sized, adult horse to ensure the horse
end up at a low end
auction or worse, sold to slaughter. As such, as of 12/25/12 Sasha's
is $600 and includes an additional 30 days of riding work.
The fee listed is as of 12/25/12, and is subject to change as training
and other variables effect. Please call or email for confirmation of
this adoption fee and any other questions you may have about this or
of our adoptable horses.
Please visit our adoption
qna page for
details on how our contract works, adoption application, and an
explanation of when and how we transfer ownershi
Overview: Sasha was orphaned at just 4 days old.
rescued her from starvation, and contacted an area rescue, who found
Sasha a foster family. That family bottle fed her and taught her to eat
grain and hay, but were unable to raise her long term. The rescue
donated her to CWER.
It's such fun to see litttle
Sasha at play with the other horses. Val ADORES her and considers her
his plaything! Dazzle is her protector, and jumps to Sasha's aid from
anyone -- even TESS! -- who she thinks might be threatening to beat up
the baby. Lexi treated her as her own foal when she first arrived. Tess
sniffed her, determined she was healthy and worthy of being a member of
the herd, and has ignored her ever since.
Spring 2010: Enjoy the new video of Sasha playing in the roundpen.
Additional photos will also be added to her folder on our Facebook
Sasha is really growing like a weed, and morphing from foal to yearling
before our eyes! she has made friends with the older mare, Ruthie,
and is happy to be her companion. They groom and romp and play like
foals, which has been wonderful for Ruthie and has brought her
healthy. thanks, Sasha!!
2012: don't miss Sasha's pre-riding trainign videos, above! Sasha is
nearly ready to ride and has REALLY taken to her work. She loves the
attention, the challenge, the interest in what we are doing far more
than most horses just starting to learn. We're so pleased and so
excited for her!!
2012: don't miss Sasha's first ride video above and all her photos and
updates on facebook!!!
a feed sponsor for Dec'11 thru Dec '12.
sponsor donates to cover the cost of her feed monthly -- $35 per month
at this time.
PEDIGREE: We do not have Sasha's bloodlines or even the sire's breed.
Our vet believes she is likely an Andalusian cross; others have
suggested Paso Fino.