Bay Mare | DOB: 1991 | Arrival: 7/2005 | Height: 14:1 hands
This amazing little equine came to the ranch as a blessing in disguise. Our program was in need of another solid lesson horse to accommodate our increasingly busy summer schedule. A call came from a youth camp in the area that was looking for a suitable home for one of their mares. This horse was described over the phone as a handful. “She spooks at everything and she doesn't stand tied.” Despite these hiccups, we agreed to take a look at her. Brought here to the ranch, she was unloaded from the trailer and ridden in our main arena. What we saw seemed to contradict how she was presented over the phone. While her demeanor spoke of insecurity, her eyes reflected calm. Inquisitive ears and lots of blinking spoke of looking for the right answer. While in need of some work, the diminutive mare was full of “try”.
We all decided, yes.
Since that day, Cassidy has grown into a sturdy, quiet lesson horse that everyone enjoys riding. It has been inspiring to watch this once unsure petite horse develop into a solid, dependable and consistent part of our everyday routine. She is a love. Many children every week declare, "Out of all the horses here at the ranch Cassidy is just my favorite."
“Cassidy is my favorite horse. She’s easy to connect to because she listens to me. She has taught me to step up and be a leader.” - Drake, age 15