Ears on Backwards (aka – “Ears”) is a 2003, 15h Quarter Horse mare seeking a home as a companion or light trail/pleasure horse for an advanced beginner rider. Ears has been used over the years primarily for trails with kids, husbands and more beginner riders. Her owner attempted barrel racing, but Ears hit the brakes and said “nope” to that idea, so she stuck primarily to trails. Due to her owner having difficulty keeping up with the care of her horses and farm, both physically and financially, Ears and her two herd mates (Tom Tom and Petite Amour) are in urgent need of new, loving homes.
Ears is a sweet girls who seems to love attention and would be suitable for a more beginner handler. She ties, stands quietly for grooming, picks up all four hooves, sprays and bathes. She is good for the vet and farrier. Currently, Ears is turned out with two other geldings and does very well, so she’d probably be suitable for a mixed herd. As you can see, Ears is an easy-keeper and it doesn’t take much to maintain her full figure.
We did not get to witness Ears being ridden, so her ability to be ridden from both a behavioral and soundness aspect could not be determined. We were told by her owner that she is a more-whoa-than-go ride. If she doesn’t understand, or just doesn’t want to do something, she will stop in her tracks (which works particularly well on the beginner riders). She also tends to plant it when she spooks, also making her suitable for the more beginner riders. If Ears can be ridden, it is recommended that it be lightly, so easy trail rides at the walk or lead line rides with small kids would be ideal. Ears has come calcification at the front of both front pasterns that may be ringbone, although her flexion didn’t appear drastically effected. She appeared tender footed when asked to walk over hard ground, which could be due to the fact that her feet were soft from standing in mud, as well as in need of a trim. She will need updating on shots, Coggins, dental and farrier care, but is updated on deworming.
If you feel you could give Ears a wonderful new home, let us know!