At A Glance
Handlers Experience: Intermediate
Riders Experience: Advanced Intermediate
Ideal Home: Under evaluation
NOTE: As of October 1st, Hallie has returned to Gerda’s Equine Rescue in West Townsend, Vermont. If interested, please contact GER.
Haliluke is a 13-year old Thoroughbred mare who rejoins us for continued training from Gerda’s Equine Rescue in Vermont. Hallie was rescued two years ago in a neglected condition from a Louisiana kill pen, and is believed to have had four foals. Due to a sudden change in circumstances at her adoptive home and through no fault of her own, Hallie returns to HWH for re-evaluation and a second chance at finding her forever home.
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.
When in consistent work, Hallie has done well on walk trail rides 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. If kept in a steady program we could see her really excelling with a rider she comes to know and trust, while also proving quiet enough for less experienced riders or lunge lessons.