Halliluke is a 12 year old Thoroughbred mare who joins us for continued training from Gerda’s Equine Rescue in Vermont. Hallie was rescued last year in a neglected condition from a Louisiana kill pen, and is believed to have had four foals. Prior to arrival with us, she spent several months in training with a foster in New Hampshire, where she was ridden at the walk/trot in the roundpen and out on the trail.
Hallie has displayed a very sweet personality and a willingness to work. She came with lovely ground manners, lunges well and once comfortable in an environment can be quite steady under saddle. Hallie naturally carries a lot of tightness in her muscles, and we are approaching her training in a slow, steady way focusing on relaxation and finding a stretch through the body. While she is now able to soften into contact at the walk and trot, she will require more time and conditioning before being able to move comfortably between trot and canter. Hallie has proven to be steady out on the trails at a walk, alone or with a friend. She has been off property to our local fairgrounds and a 3-day clinic, and settled quickly into the new environments. At times she can be sensitive, and will do best with a thoughtful and experienced rider. We could see her really excelling in a steady program with a rider she comes to know and trust. If you are interested in learning more about Hallie, please contact us.
UPDATE: Lovely Hallie has been adopted, and joins HWH alum Shamrock at their new home right here in mid coast Maine. Hallie will be enjoying flatwork and trails with her new mom, who already describes Hallie as her ‘heart horse.’ We are thrilled that Hallie was able to find such a caring, experienced owner and loving family just in time for the holidays–she truly deserves it! Congratulations and happy trails to all, and sincere thanks to Jessie for opening her home and heart to Hallie.