Shakira is a lovely mare, and mother to Dont’e and Free. She arrived with Dont’e at her side, and pregnant, as we later learned, with her filly. Shakira’s time with us has been mostly as a nursing mom, so we’ve only recently tried her under saddle. On our first ride, she did well on a casual field ride. When tacking up, she stood quietly. Shakira can be a little nervous, so she needs a confident rider/handler. Walks well on a lead. She still needs a little work with her feet, but can be trimmed without sedation.
RESCUE & RECOVERY STORY: We rescued Shakira with her colt Dont’e, along with 4 other horses, from the 8.5/East Everglades in SW Miami-Dade. She and the others were unconfined/at large, posing a danger to themselves and the public. Charges were filed by police against the owner. Shakira and Dont’e settled into their quarantine paddock upon arrival. Timid at first, Shakira and Dont’e became more trustful with patient handling. She arrived underweight and was nursing, so making sure she got the extra nutrition she and her colt needed was a priority. Shakira’s weight and health returned over the following three months, filling out nicely and her coat naturally gleaming.
If you are interested in adopting Shakira, please first complete and submit the adoption application (link below). Once your application is received, we will get in touch with you about next steps. Our staff is always busy picking up new rescues, tending to sick or injured horses, and even testifying in cruelty cases, so it may take up to a few days to respond. Your patience is appreciated!
RESCUE VIDEO – JUNE 28, 2017
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