This very sweet and athletic daughter of Indygo Shiner was taken in by an FLF volunteer when she was at serious risk at the end of the racing season in November 2016. Our volunteers always admired this mare and her lovely movement and regal presence, and we saw such huge potential in her, and our hearts were captured by her hard luck story. When FLF first listed her in the summer of 2016, she came oh so close to getting a fabulous home with an Olympic eventing legend, who had eyed her from our listings. But her then on track owner/trainer failed to show up for the scheduled vetting, so that first class horseman, with trailer waiting, moved on to bring two other wonderful FLF mares into his program. The on track trainer then sold her to another trainer at the track, and the first time the new trainer worked Jen, she came back with a slight bowed tendon, and was on the vet’s list for no more racing. That trainer then just wanted her “gone.” To insure her safety and her ability to heal and reach her potential, an FLF volunteer arranged to send her to a foster farm where she was carefully rehabbed and well cared for throughout the winter of 2016-17. In late January of 2017 we had her tendon ultrasounded and her ankles x-rayed and the vet pronounced Jen’s tendon very well healed and with “no limitations” for any discipline — and her ankle x-rays were also clean! Jen has recently started her retraining, and she is proving to be a very smart and kind mare, polite to work with and a pleasure to ride, smart and eager to please. Trotting poles are no big deal — indeed, she seems to love a challenge that engages her brain! She has been unflappable even when the wind is howling, snow is falling off or rain is pounding on the arena roof, and horses are whinnying all around her. She has great potential for many disciplines — we can see her excelling in dressage, in lower level eventing or hunters, or as a trail horse. Her sire, Indygo Shiner — a son of A.P. Indy — is known for siring horses with great brains who are athletic and willing. Jen also turns out well with either mares or geldings, she loves her grooming sessions, she goes right into the wash stall and stands quietly on cross ties, she is good for the farrier, and loads and ships nicely. She is up to date on her vaccinations, teeth, and coggins.
Please step up and help Jen complete her journey from “almost an Olympian’s horse” to an at risk cast off, to your next best friend and star!
Price: $1000 negotiable
Contact: Lucinda Finley 716-803-4202
jog video from October 1, 2016:
jog video from June 4, 2016:
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.