Team Abby

Gender: Mare
Age: 8
Breed: Spotted Saddle Horse

Abby and another mare, Ava, were intercepted from shipment to slaughter from an individual in Arkansas. They were purchased by a rescue group, put through quarantine and completely vetted before being put into the Trainer’s Challenge. The two mares are very bonded, and may be a mother/daughter pair.

Michael & Barbara Taube, Barbara –¬†After almost 30 years away from horses I bought a green broke gelding in 2001. Although that is not something I would recommend to a new horse person it worked out great for us. Since he still needed a lot of work I had the motivation to learn. I worked with 2 professional trainers at the barn where I used to board, working with him and others, including starting or helping start approximately 12 young horses. We have 5 Pasos including one we bought from a kill pen in 2018. My husband and I have done all of the work with these horses since they came to us. I have studied and attended clinics by Chris Cox, Clinton Anderson, Neil Davies (no clinic) and Cary Hardaman. I used to show in regional Paso Fino shows but haven’t shown since 2016 in Germantown, TN.

Abby is in the Volunteer Challenge and isn’t currently available for adoption.

First day with Abby on her own. Started out with Tammy Edney having her on a line, then progressed to her trying to figure out what I wanted. This really is such a nice horse! I am SO grateful to Tammy and Robin Allred Smith(our videographer today)…and so grateful to Tammy for making me feel like I actually have long legs (stirrups were set for her)…hehehe.#mhrTeamAbby

Posted by Barbara Olive Taube on Thursday, April 16, 2020