Nutmeg, Tennessee Walking Horse For Adoption In Louisville, Kentucky
Nutmeg came to KHS on 11-17-20. She is a recent intake but seems to be very adoptable. She may not have completed some of the intake procedures yet such as dental or farrier, however she is being placed available now in case there is a ready home waiting who is willing to get her up to date on those cares, freeing up a space for a horse in greater need of placement. Nutmeg was with one owner since she was a foal/yearling and is said to be approximately 10 years old. She stands 14.2hh, appears to be sound, and is very sweet. We are told Nutmeg was started under saddle as a youngster and broke to ride as a potential trail horse, but was not ridden much since. Her training evaluation seemed to confirm this. She took a saddle, did some light groundwork, then stood to mount. She rode around a roundpen at a walk, doing as much as she was prompted but didn't seem to have any autopilot by any means. She would be a very worthwhile project for somebody to reintroduce her to riding and will likely make a fantastic trail horse. She was very quiet to handle during her departure from her home as well as during her evaluation. She enjoys being groomed, and is doing well currently in a mixed herd. She's an easy keeper. If interested in Nutmeg or meeting her please apply to adopt and get in touch with us today!Adoption processIn 2015, KHS launched our Equine C.A.R.E. (connect, assist, rescue, educate) Program to focus on helping the companion or recreational horse, as this fits our mission to advocate for the humane treatment of all companion animals. Equine C.A.R.E. priorities include moving horses from crisis into safe homes or rescue, providing re-homing services to horse owners who can no longer keep them, matching available horses with adopters, implementing gelding and wellness clinics, and making educational tools and resources available to our equine community.In 2015 our Equine C.A.R.E program was part of a diverse coalition that successfully advocated for reducing Kentucky's stray-hold period for horses from 90 days to 15 days. This law is designed to protect at-risk free-roaming horses.Shelter locationPlease email horses@kyhumane if you are interested in adopting a horse.
Tennessee Walking Horse
November 27 2020 on Get-Pet