Adopted February 26, 2012
Nevada was found abandoned in a backyard in Riverside. He had been the victim of abusive individuals who were training him to be used as a charro horse. Their training methods included beating his legs with chains in order to make him do the Spanish walk and to piaffe on command. He and another pony were rescued by a neighbor named Kim M. who helped to put weight on him. Hanaeleh took him in and spent many long, patient hours working with him. He was so abused that it took us months to even touch him, and over a year before we could pick up his feet. Eventually we got him to trust us to the point that we were riding him, and had him adopted out to a new home. Unfortunately, he bucked his owner off, and ended up hurting himself. Hanaeleh took Nevada back, but he had reverted back to his scared and shy self. Because we feel that this poor guy has been through enough, he will be retired and allowed to spend the rest of his days in peace.