Free Lease/rehome to right home Jumper, Eventer, Trail, Solid citizen SF Bay Area
Ember, Mare, Chestnut, Age: 16, 15H, AMHA,
I have fallen on severe financial times and need to rehome or lease my mares right away.
Ember is a
15h 16 year old Morgan mare. Shown successfully in the AA and AA modified Jumpers at A rated shows a few years back, trained to 2nd level dressage, schooled cross country, and a blast on the trails. Will pack a small lady or late teen around anything under 3' Looking for the right person to have a great time with her. Great for the right Pony clubber.
I have some newer video of here as well packing someone around lower level stuff. These are a bit older pictures and video.
She is located on the Penninsula in the San Francisco Bay area.
My greatest concern is to find them good homes where they will be well cared for. I bred and have owned both of them from birth. Im afraid I will have to make one of those horrible decisions people talk about on this board if I can't find them suitable homes soon and I don't know if I could ever forgive myself.
As well, try Liz Hall. She's an eventing trainer at CTETA, has lots of good contacts, and your mare looks like a lovely horse and fabulous jumper! Or try Spring Down to see if they will take them---they treat their horses very well. Carol is a bitch, but she does love and take good care of her horses.
I love her! If I could find a home for my current pony I'd take her, she is what I am looking for. Cute, cute!
That said, you may want to contact Marie at Rancho Del Lago in Martinez. A friend is leasing her horse to her as a school horse, the place takes very good care of their horses and most of her school horses and ponies end up with one or two kids part leasing them. I know she has been looking for small horses that can do low level dressage and jumping because she has some of the lesson kids outgrowing ponies. She does camps and caters to mid-income lesson kids, it's a nice place. http://www.rancho-del-lago.com/
Excellent home found for both of my girls. They are going to the same person where they will live better than I do. The new owner is compassionate, knowledgeable, and a proficient horsewoman who has some needs that they fit and her own place where they can live forever no matter what. I have first right of refusal for our $1 bill of sale price but that shouldn't come up.
I will likely see them now and then and my friend who has known the woman since they were both kids does see her and ride with her often at hunter paces, horse camping, and clinics. They should all have a blast and learn a lot from each other.
Essentially it is the best possible home I could imagine.
I am terribly sad but I realize that it is a selfish sadness as they will be well loved and better cared for than I am capable of at this time.
Thank you to everyone who pointed me in different directions, or just sent jingles my way. It was all much appreciated.