VEWS Horses in Rehab
Many of our horses have been owned by a kill buyer and slated to ship to slaughter the day before VEWS stepped in to save them and brought them into our program. The following horses are being rehabilitated and will be available sometime in the future.
Bella is a 7 year old, 14.2hh, Black/White/Tovero Paint Cross Mare. She has beautiful markings and a very sweet face with soft eyes and delicate features. Bella was seized, along with 70+ other horses from a Virginia Farm in 2015, due to neglect. Bella was very timid and not used to being handled by humans. The organization that generously took her in initially, did not have the necessary training to help Bella overcome her fear of being handled but did provide her with a safe home, where she had food and shelter. VEWS agreed to accept her and she has been with us since December 2016.
Her groundwork training has begun, along with some work to help rebuild her confidence and trust of humans and heal her spirit. She is slowly making progress. During her training sessions, she has demonstrated that she learns quickly, is building confidence and is beginning to trust humans. Under saddle, she presently walks and trots very calmly. We have had children and adults ride her and she is very responsive.