On a trial period - Potentially Adopted!!

This stunning 6 year old sorrel 14.1 hand mare was rescued from the feedlot in May 2006. She has been started under saddle and is available for adoption to the perfect home.

On a trial period - Potentially Adopted!!

Postby Juliane on Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:49 am

Thanks again to Cat67, Class may have found her niche in today's equine society! This morning I took Class over to Joanna's farm for a trial ride. Joanna is the same woman who has adopted Connor, Sanka and Rudolph! Joanna runs a high class hunter/jumper barn in Issaquah, called Eremon Farm.

Joanna immediately loved Class and after riding her in the arena and trying her over a few jumps, she decided to keep Class for a week on a trial basis. Class would be used for giving lessons to students, both on flat work and over jumps.

Keep your fingers crossed that this works out for Class! Class was a total angel this morning and was on her best behavior! I'm going to miss that spunky girl! :)

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Postby myhorsefaith on Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:59 am

YAY for Class!! 8) :D :o :P
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Postby busted on Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:00 pm

WooHoo!!! You did give her the talk about being a good girl and such right? . lol
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Postby shellyr on Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:26 pm

I checked out Joanna's website. I didn't realize she was a Dynamite distributor too. :D I'm thinking that I might have went to her farm and worked on horses when I took my 2-week Apprenticeship class in Issaquah back in April. We went to a high class jumping barn, and worked on more than a dozen horses there. If that was Joanna's place, it was fabulous!
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Postby cat_67 on Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:47 pm

After riding Class myself, I totally thought her niche was the pony hunter world. I will not be at all surprised if she winds up at the A shows like Connor. She has what it takes both mentally and physically, and what a great happy ending it will be for her if she winds up spending her life in the pampered h/j world with a little girl who loves her after her "near miss" at the feedlot!
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Postby ptownevt on Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:48 am

This is such great news! Thanks to everyone who helped get her trained so she could go on to her new home. It is such a shame that so many horses die for the same reason that so many dogs do, just because no one ever took the time to teach them anything. Just a crying shame.

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Postby Juliane on Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:22 pm

I spoke with Joanna today to get an update on Class' progress in her trial as a lesson pony at the hunter jumper barn. Joanna seemed 'on the fence', per se, about Class. She said that she loved how safe Class was, that she was one of the few horses she had that was able to be pulled out of the stall, tacked up and gotten on without any warmup.

However, her younger students were having a difficult time with Class, as Class tends to be a bit dead sided, and she is still a bit 'wiggly', as many green horses are. Class is also starting to root a bit, when asked for contact and collection on the bit. Again, a total greenie thing.

Joanna is sure Class will work out in her program, but was hesitant to commit to officially adopting her right away. So, she has asked if she could keep her for a an extended trial to make sure Class will work after she's had more schooling rides.

Since it seems like this is in the best interest of Class, who wouldn't be ridden as much if she were with me (just Sundays for drill), I agreed. So, I'll go check up on her in a week or two to make sure she's doing well, and then on December 15th, she'll either be officially adopted or come home to me.

I'm moving Class' forum to the Success Stories section as she won't be available for adoption to anyone else unless she comes back from Joanna in mid-December. Wish Class luck that she is able to advance enough to be a good lesson pony for Joanna's students :)
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