10/24/15 - Deena was euthanized today. Adopter Update:
Becca is thrilled that they have Deena. She says that it has changed Mike's opinions on what kind of horses can end up as canners. She says that he didn't really get it with Kaiser because of all Kaiser's wounds it made sense to Mike that he might end up in a bad spot. But... to Mike, Deena is perfection. Mike has lots of big plans for her and he cannot believe that a horse like her went through the auction. He says that this is the "type" of horse that Becca can bring home any time, not the "rescues" that she usually does. Mike took Deena to a barrel racing thing and apparently Deena knows what that is all about and is very good at it. They are very happy with her. There is concern that she might be in foal...Description:
Deena was purchased after the auction from the Kill Buyer. I paid $100 over the price he paid and so I got to walk away with this mare who was already in the pen to be shipped to the slaughter yard.
Deena is a 9 year old registered Appaloosa mare although she shows no Appaloosa characteristics. She is sound, broke to ride and a steady eddy on the trails. This lucky mare was realistically already rehomed before I even made it home with her - although they asked for a "trial period" before making it official. I had a gal I know at the auction take her home with her and then she was going to bring her to me later in the week. When she got home with Deena her husband fell in love and they subsequently adopted her.
At one point she was used in gaming, but that was a couple of owners ago. She has had two foals, but is supposed to be open at this time.
*Board/feed costs are rarely posted, however most horses incur approximately $200/month in such costs.