8 yrs, 17h, $35-SOS horse. Athena is a gorgeous and sweetheart of a girl who deserves a loving home of her own. Don't let her huge size fool you. She is easy to handle, and is good for the farrier and vet. And no surprise that she's a very easy-keeper! Athena has sidebone growth in both fronts and is not sound for riding, but would make a great pasture pal for another horse. Athena is dominant in the herd, but gets along well with her herd of mares. She can often be seen playing with her water, whether it be a 5-gallon bucket in her stall, a water tub in her paddock, or the trough in her field. She's been found before with both front feet in a water trough before! What a silly girl! This mare is a total lovebug. She loves attention and pampering and would make an absolutely gorgeous horse for someone Days End Farm Horse Rescue does not sell horses. We do ask for an adoption donation to help defray the costs of rehabilitating future horses. We adopt to the entire State of Maryland and 100 miles from Days End Farm into the states of VA, DE, PA. We do not have the funds or manpower to do this properly in other areas. Please visit our adoptions page for more information on all our currently available animals and also for any other information about our organization ((http://www.defhr.org/horses/horses.htm). Save Our Seniors (SOS horses). Save an "unwanted" horse, spend time with an equine friend AND get a tax write-off - that's the benefit of our SOS program! The SOS campaign helps fund Days End horses that are limited in their riding capabilities. They may be blind, disabled, arthritic or have special medication or feeding requirements. These horses make wonderful companion animals, for other horses, farm animals, pets and people! You are required to take the horse to your own facility for ongoing care. SOS Assisted Living Program. You provide all necessary food, shelter, medications, medical care, hoof treatment, etc., at your facility. You submit a list of all expenses and receipts related to the care of the horse to Days End each month and you receive a donation letter for your tax-deductible expenses.
I went to a equine educational school in Chicago and because I was a little hearvier than I should have been at the time they had me riding a horse like Athena--about 17 hands and like they say at times Gaymage the biggest horse in the barn and a "gentle giant". I had my first fall off of him and that was only the first--but he was great to ride and had a great temperament. I actually missed riding him when they had me move up to other horses for experience.