Age: 4
Breed: Thoroughbred cross
Sex: Mare
Height: 14.3 hh
Color: Dark Bay

Handler Experience Level: Experienced
Rider Experience Level: Experienced
Suitable Disciplines: Western pleasure, dressage, hunter/jumper, driving
Temperament: Reserved

Daphne, a sadly neglected young mare, was rescued with three other horses by an animal control officer in Southern Maine in July 2018. She was severely underweight, feral, ill from a heavy parasite load, infested with lice, and in need of dental and hoof care. She couldn’t be easily caught or touched. She was also suffering from a dangerous, painful abdominal hernia. Daphne underwent surgery, requiring general anesthesia; only afterward was pregnancy suspected. Blood testing confirmed the young mare was in foal. Delivery date? Due to hormonal fluctuation, it was anyone’s guess. Then . . . Daphne gave birth to a beautiful baby boy on March 1, 2019.

Daphne is cooperative and willing to please, currently undergoing groundwork and obstacle desensitization. She will be ready to begin her saddle training in fall 2019.

Because her foal, Windy River, is still nursing, Daphne is not currently available for adoption. However, we are accepting applications for when she is ready to go to her right home.

Preliminary Adoption Application