This beautiful 6 year old sorrel mare was rescued from the Yakima Feedlot on 12/13/05. She had a halter that was severely embedded into her jowls, poll and nose.


Postby Juliane on Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:20 pm

As I have continued to figure out the right solution and training options for Patience, I have also developed a good friendship with Sydney's adoptive mommy, Becky. Becky has helped me numerous times at my house, coming to my rescue when I didn't have anyone else to call. A few times, she brought her husband along, who immediately fell in love with Patience.

Her husband, Mark, is experienced with horses and recently lost his treasured Appy mare due to old age. He wasn't sure he was willing to open himself up to another horse, but when he met Patience, he couldn't stop thinking about her.

While Mark and Becky have a beautiful acreage and room in their hearts for another horse, we all had to look at the situation and make sure it was right due to Patience's current training challenges. Ironically, before Mark decided he wanted to adopt Patience, their best friend, Jen, contacted me and offered her assistance in training Patience.

Jen is a natural horsemanship trainer, using the Parelli methods. She has worked under a local Parelli trainer, Terry Hutchins. She had many thoughts on the best way to work with Patience, to get her over her current obstacles.

So, considering all of this, it seemed like a very good fit. Patience was just as enamored with Mark, as he was with her. Plus, Patience would be going home to Sydney and Billie. And to top it off, they could all work together with Jen to further Patience's training.

And, Patience always has an unconditional home with me, so if for some reason things do not work out, she will come back to me.

Congratulations Mark! Thank you for loving this beautiful girl! I can't wait to come visit her!




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Postby RockinCircleC on Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:33 pm

Way cool! Sounds like a good situation all the way around!
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Postby LorsaDoon on Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:12 pm

I am so happy for everyone involved in this adoption. Patience is a wonderful horse and it is great that Mark has found another horse to love after loosing his horse. Sometimes that is hard to do.
I know you have always had Patience best interests in mind for everything you have done for her. YAHOO for everybody!!! :D

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Postby rdafler on Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:35 pm

I just wanted to clarify something when it comes to Jen. She worked under Terry Wilson from Colorado, a 3 star Parelli instructor, not Terry Hutchins. Although she worked at NWNHC she no longer does, as she quit there last September. :lol:
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Postby rdafler on Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:58 pm

Patience is adjusting quite well. The 3 ponies are figuring out the dynamics of the herd. Of course Billy, being the only male, is the leader of the pack.... :D Sydney just hangs out and goes with the flow. Patience is just taking it all in. Stretching her legs, making friends with the neighboring horses and wondering what that strange sound is that is coming from up on the hill.

Our neighbors have goats, and they are quite talkative. They will hear us in the pasture and just start talking. Patience just perks up and looks with a what in the world is that kinda look.

She is such a wonderful girl and we are so lucky to have her here with us. Her and Mark have such a bond already, it is so awesome. He can't stop talking about her and just loving on her. And of course he will tell you and make sure that you understand that she is the best horse ever.

Here is a pic of the 3 Ponies enjoying some dinner last night.
Here is a pic of Mark spending time grooming Patience when we got her home last night.

I know Patience has losts of followers and supporters so I will most deffinately keep everyone updated on her training and progress. I want to say Thank You to all of you who helped make this possible and for loving Patience so much......Becky
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Postby Sandilf on Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:26 pm

Congrats to all of you. I am always amazed at the heart you have. You always are willing to make sacrifices, no matter how hard it is for you, just for the sake of the horses and people too.
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Postby Jen Smith on Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:56 pm

Congrats to Mark and Becky. I am so glad for the home that Patience has found with your family. She will be well loved there. Now we can all ride together.

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Postby ponygril68 on Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:01 pm

Congrats on the new addition! Sounds like she is the perfect therapy for Mark. She will get his undivided attention and a lot of it, which will do wonders with her progress. She will become an amazing horse with time and persistance....happy trails!
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