Rescue Horse of the Month
Each month Restorative Reins highlights a rescue horse from one of our trusted rescue centres. The horse may have a great rags-to-riches story, be a rehab pro, or they may be looking for a home. Keep an eye out to meet our horsey pals through our monthly Horsey Highlights posts.
Age: 11 years old
Height: 13.3 hh
Breed: Paso Fino
Available at: What Do You Know
Adoption Fee: $800
Sophie arrived at What Do You Know in January, 2018. She was saved along with her one-year-old son, Dion, and another mare, named Mable. These three sweet horses came from a very difficult situation. They were all severely neglected at their first home, but now they are all happy to be loved and cared for, learning new things with What Do You Know.
Sophie is an extremely nervous girl, although she really tries to put her trust in humans. She wants to be kind and please her humans, but she is scared. Sophie is advancing with her trust everyday. With practice, she is being caught, touched and overall handled, with less flinching.
When Sophie arrived at What Do You Know her mane was a tangled nest, full of knots. It was so poorly kept that the rescue centre thought that they were going to have to cut it all off! Our kind friends at What Do You Know were patient with Sophie, combing a little bit every day. Sophie trusted them and together they saved her beautiful mane. Sophie now sports beautiful braids, as seen in the above picture.
What Do You Know is a Not-For-Profit who rescues, retrains and rehabilitates at-risk horses, donkeys and surrenders. They rely on sponsors to help care for the horses that they work with. These two ladies, Courtney Reynolds and Rebecca Hutchinson, have full-time jobs and spend every waking hour looking after and rehabilitating horses who have been abused, neglected and thrown aside - a completely self-less job.
Restorative Reins intimately knows and recommends What Do You Know for sponsorship, as well as a great option when looking for your next pony. This rescue is the real deal!
Sponsorship & Rehoming
Sophie costs What Do You Know $225 per month. This includes her general care, medical care, hay and shavings. She is UTD on all health matters (teeth, shots, de-worming) and hoof trimming.
Please consider sponsoring Sophie today with any one-time or monthly donation.
To meet Sophie or ask more questions, please contact What Do You Know (WDYK).
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