Hanaeleh was recently contacted by a trainer who has been working with a three year-old Mustang filly, from the Three Fingers Herd in Oregon. The filly has been in training since September. She had some basic ground work and desensitizing training and was beginning to be worked under saddle when she began to come up lame. They stopped riding her and working her, and the lameness issue went away. When they tried easing her back into work, however, it came back. The lameness seemed to be inconsistent, which made it difficult to diagnose.
After dealing with the vet, farrier and chiropractor, they finally did radiographs and discovered that she had arthritis on her pastern joint. The vet surmised that she had sustained an injury sometime before and that was the cause of the arthritis. The vet said that she should not be trained for any sort of performance riding at all. There may be a chance that she could do some light work, but she would probably be best as a therapy, companion or any activity where she could be at liberty.
The trainer is trying to help find a safe place to re-home her. As she is only three years old, she could have a very nice life with someone who wanted to continue to work with her. This little girl does not have an adoption fee, but will need to go to a home where she will be loved and cared for.
If you are interested in this very sweet girl, please contact the trainer directly: