Gray/Arabian mare named Dia at AAE Animal Rescue, Inc.
Height: 14.0 hh
DOB: 1997 (est)
DNA: 1st Arabian, 2nd Missouri Fox Trotter, 3rd Holsteiner
I've been adopted!
Dia came to AAE with her buddy Noche on Janaury 14, 2018. Her owner lived alone and was experiencing a major health issue. She was unable manage the physical requirements of caring for her two horses. These two girls were delivered to AAE, and they unloaded from the trailer like it was just another day. Ho hum!
Dia is a super cute little (~14.0hh), 21 year old Arabian mare. She has a history of showing successfully in halter, and her easy going temperament occasionally allowed someone to hop on and head down the trail, even though she had no formal training. Her prior owner indicated she had not been ridden a lot, but she took it all in stride and did quite well. She also said she could benefit from some chiropractic work, and might be suitable for light riding.
Dia's vet check went pretty well. She has multiple melanomas under/around/on her tail and a few in other areas. Two around in her rectal area need to be removed. One is ulcerated and could be painful, and flies will be a nuisance. The other is internal, on or near her anal sphincter, and it is golf ball sized. It is pushing her rectum to the side. If not removed, it will likely continue to grow and push more into the rectum and block the passage of manure. She also has one in the corner of her mouth on the left side. This one should be removed so she can comfortably wear a bit, should she be ridden with a bit in the future. Dia needs dental work, and she's scheduled in a few weeks. So far, Dia has been easy to handle; she is good with the farrier; and she enjoys grooming and attention. She's a bit bossy around food, but otherwise, a really nice little gal. Once her dental is done and her melanomas are removed, she will be further evaluated before she is available for adoption.