An update for the Emma-nator!!

19-20 year old 13.1h Paint mare was saved from the Yakima Feedlot in March 2006. Is scared of humans and needs to build confidence, love and trust. Entering training in May 2006.

An update for the Emma-nator!!

Postby Nickie on Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:29 pm

From Gary at Broken Oaks:

Hello Nickie, Emma is doing great. she is in our large pasture along with most of our horses. she prefers to be by herself most of the time but gets along good with the others. she does not like most people but has befriended one of our volunteers. we have decided the best approach for her is to give her as much time as she wants to simply adjust and adapt to her new surroundings. she appears to be getting comfortable with us and her new home.

Gary Pratt
Broken Oaks Equine Retirement Center
http://brokenoaks.org
Phone 509 767-1461


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Postby Juliane on Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:54 pm

Awww... she looks wonderful! She definitely looks at peace :)
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Postby cat_67 on Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:13 pm

I just saw this...she looks great, and I'm glad she picked a person out as being OK. I always think it's interesting who they do pick.
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Postby Juliane on Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:27 pm

I emailed Gary last week to check in on Emma and see how she was doing. I just got this response and picture today:

Juliane,
Emma is doing great and looks fantastic after shedding off this spring. she has established her place in the herd and is comfortable. she doesn't care for most people but has a relationship with one of the volunteers that she lets get close to her. I think Jean and I have come to understand her and we just give her space and she does fine.
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Broken Oaks Equine Retirement Center
http://brokenoaks.org


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Postby ptownevt on Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:33 am

I'm so glad that Emma found a safe place where she can live in comfort without the stress of being pressured to interact with people. I don't even want to think why she would be so frightened. Instead I'm just glad that she wasn't proven right by being shipped.
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Postby cat_67 on Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:24 am

I think it is particularly great she does have someone she likes. I never felt like this horse was beyond hope, but many horses who have had bad experiences need to be able to pick a person they can trust, and it sounds like she has done that. I would hate to see any horse miss out on all the good things people can offer...a wither scratch, treats, etc. It would be too sad for me to see a horse that had given up totally on the human race. I hope we get to see some pictures of her with the person she has decided she likes!
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