South African Spice (“Spice”)

Thoroughbred Mare, Unknown Registration

Free to Good Home

DOB: 2003 Height: 16 H Location: Montgomery County

Suitable Discipline(s):
Companion
Rider Suitability:
N/A (Companion Only)
Handler Suitability:
Beginner

Additional Information

Spice is a rather lovely and very sweet Thoroughbred Mare. Born in 2003 and standing at 16hh. This gentle and kind lady is as easy as they come. She has a history of dressage and trail riding and has been with her current owner since she was 5 years old. She has lived a wonderful life where she has been pampered and adored thoroughly.  She is looking for a special home where she can become a wonderful companion to another horse or two, and her new human being. Due to her beautiful conformation, movement and disposition, she may also be a super broodmare prospect.

Spice was diagnosed with EPM in 2019. Later in 2020, after initial treatments she had some internment lameness in her front left. At this same time it was discussed that she may well also have Kissing Spine. A second opinion, with overview of x-rays, felt that her aliments more so coincided with EPM. Her dedicated owner has poured all of her time, effort and resources into helping her to become sound for riding. Sadly all of her hard work has not currently resolved the situation. Spice did however move well for her assessment and did not present any discomfort or mobility issues. It has been reported that she does often buckle in her front legs with being ridden on varying terrains. Her owner no longer feels it’s safe to continue to ask Spice to be worked under saddle.

Spice is beyond gentle and easy to handle. She is very easy to catch, halter, groom and for general handling. She is very polite and willing. She is calm and a true pleasure to spend time with. We saw her munching on her hay while being groomed in her stall. Her owner also tells us that she will just quietly stand in aisleway while being tended to also.

She is an easy keeper, extremely calm, loves bath time and being pampered. She is not a fan of mane pulling and needs a ‘foal’ dose of sedation for dental floating. She is neutral to submissive in the herd and will get pushed out in a larger dominant herd. She enjoys the company of a nice quite gelding but has been out with mares too. She tends to do better with a smaller and kinder group of horses. She is a huge fan of her stall but more recently has made the switch to field boarding.

Spice is currently shod all round. She may well be fine to transition the no shoes behind as her hoof quality is fairy great. She is up to date with shots, dental visit and Coggins. Her owner is willing to consider out of State to the right home. Medical records can be provided with owner’s consent only to fully screened applicants.

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