Aria is a 15 y.o. Standardbred mare that was rescued from a kill pen through our partnership with the Standardbred Retirement Foundation. She arrived at Midnight's Promise too traumatized to be touched, haltered, or handled. Over the course of several months, we worked to gain her trust so we could get her haltered and vetted.
In the past year, Aria has come very far. She is trusting and enjoys treats and showers from the volunteers at Midnight's Promise. we can now halter and catch her in the pasture, put a fly mask on her, pick up all 4-hooves for the farrier, load quietly into a trailer and stand for a shower. We are still working with some head issues such as touching her mouth and around her eyes and spraying fly repellent on her.
Aria has also begun saddle training and has proven to be a willing student. She will stand quietly to be mounted and will ride out alone on a trail. She still needs to be exposed to trail obstacles. It is necessary to get off and lead her past new things she encounters. We are glad that she doesn't spook but merely freezes.
Aria is available for adoption. Because she is green under saddle, we will not adopt her to a green rider. Her adoption fee is $500. If you are interested in meeting Aria please contact us for an appointment.