Kitt is a lovely little young mare (born in 2019) that was a kill pen rescue, back in December 2020. She is sweetly put together and standing at 14.1hh currently. She is of a more nervous and untrusting disposition due to her background. She was rescued with another horse that appears to be her mother. Her mother is truly phenomenal, with a level head toting around an 8 yr old boy at Western Shows. With time, skill and patience, it is expected that Kitt will follow closely in her mother’s footsteps. Her owner would like to see her go to a trainer only home where she can be carefully directed and guided in the correct way.
Kitt is 100% sound with no health concerns. She is definitely a true project horse and exhibits behaviors such as being tricky and skittish to catch, halter, lead etc. She is incredibly scared of the farrier, needing sedation, and will not tolerate having her feet picked at all at this time. She has not been taught to tie up and requires a very gentle touch with all handling. She is however desensitized to tarps, lead ropes/lines, whips, bags, spray and grooming. She is familiar with children, teens and various farm animals such as turkeys, chickens, goats and sheep.
When she arrived, she was completely unhandled. Her current owners have done a marvelous job of helping her to gain weight and build some trust. She is quick to learn, has a sweet disposition and is very inquisitive. Her go to when scared it to stop, back up and pulling up and away. She is sometimes hard to keep a hold of when she is in that particular frame of mind.
Kitt lives in a lovely little paddock with a small number of farm animals and two other horses. She can be turned out with geldings or mares but is dominant and food aggressive at feeding times. This tends to be common with rescued kill pen horses where food may be scarce.
Kitt is in need of a patient and kind farrier, and therefore significant hoof care and remedy. She is barefoot and untrimmed. She will also need her shots, dental work and coggins taken care of.
Her owner would consider out of state for the right home.