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Vixen & Pipsqueak

*Owner wants these horses placed in Maryland or states immediately surrounding. New home much keep them on a dry lot.*

Vixen and Pipsqueak are an adorable pair seeking a home where they can continue to live together. Vixen is the Mini Mule and Pipsqueak is a Shetland/Miniature Horse cross. These two have been together since Pipsqueak was a baby, so it's no doubt that they are bonded and no question why their owner would like to keep them together. Pipsqueak and her mother were taken in from a situation where they were not getting the best of care. When they needed a companion, they found Vixen to keep her company. Now, due to life changes, their owner is hoping to find a home where they can get the love and attention they deserve, and continue to live out their lives together.

It's hard not to get drawn in by Vixen's little stature and big ears! You can approach her with empty hands and she's receptive, but once she sees that halter and lead rope come out, she quickly changes her mind! So she will definitely need some work on catching. However, once caught, she's a joy to work around. She'll stretch herself out like a dog at an AKC show and will just soak up all the attention. Her favorite thing is the curry. Vixen is good for the farrier, but is not a fan of shots. So that is another project for her new owner to work on with her. We observed Vixen lunge at the walk/trot and she did well.

Pipsqueak is a lovely chocolate palomino pinto pony with huge, expressive eyes. This little girl can also be a little difficult to catch, but is also fine once you do. She stood well for grooming, but was less willing to stand to have her feet picked. Pipsqueak has dealt with chronic laminitis and, unfortunately, has foundered. This is more than likely the reason why she is not as willing to have her hooves handled. We would suggest that her new owner have her evaluated by a vet for possible metabolic disorders, as this has been a lifelong issue. She is currently not receiving any treatment, so hopefully addressing the root cause of her laminitis will help to prevent future problems.

As a result of Pipsqueak's laminitis (and Vixen's heftiness...shhhh), these girls are going to require a dry lot in their new home where they will maintained on a grass-less diet. If you're one who likes the challenge of getting a horse back on track and feeling better, Pipsqueak is the one for you!

Both girls have been handled by kids, dressed up in costumes and made appearances at the barn's Christmas parties in years past. They'd be great to continue in a program with kids, as they do truly seem to enjoy it. They obviously love attention (as much as they hate to admit it), so it would be great for them to find a home where they'll get their fill!

Vixen and Pipsqueak will be UTD on everything prior to leaving for their new home. They will come with all of their supplies and costumes. If you feel you can provide this pair with an amazing home, let us know!

Details

NameVixen & Pipsqueak
LocationWoodbine, MD
BreedMiniature Horse
GenderMare
Age12
Height10.0 HH
ColorOther
DisciplinesCompanion
Temperament4 - Ideal
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Maryland Equine Transition Service

1372 Woodbine Road
Woodbine, MD 21797

Brittney Vallot

Operations Director
443-745-7211
mets@defhr.org