2nd Annual Midwest Rescue Horse Trainer’s Challenge-2
By: Triple Crown Intern – Alex Porter
Meet The Rescue Horses From The Animal Rescue League Of Iowa!
Charlie is a 15-year-old, 15.1 hand Mustang gelding. Charlie came to ARLI as a transfer from another rescue after he was removed from a large hoarding situation in another state. Although he was never handled, it’s never too late for him to learn new skills. Trusting his handlers is important to him, so this will be a great opportunity for him to broaden his horizons and take his knowledge to the next level! He is a beautiful mover and very polite.
Lucy is a 4-year-old, 14.2 hand Mustang mare. Like Charlie, Lucy came to ARLI as a transfer from another rescue after being removed from a large hoarding situation. She was not timid upon arrival, just naturally curious, but had never been handled. She has been learning ground skills quickly and seems eager to learn more! She has the mind and conformation to be a very versatile, enjoyable young horse for her future family.
Starfire is a 3-year-old, 14.1 hand POA mare. The name “Starfire” is said to be of Hindi origin and means “Gift of God.” Starfire came to ARLI when her owner realized they couldn’t provide basic care for her anymore, and currently is one of ARLI’s longest residents. She is a bold young mare who had had minimal handling and poor ground manners when she arrived. However, she became social with ARLI staff and volunteers quickly and seemed to enjoy learning new skills on the ground. She is very intelligent and is going to love having a purpose in the Trainer’s Challenge.
Continue reading about the horses in the Midwest Rescue Horse Trainer’s Challenge here!