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LAKOTA 

Standardbred

A Bit About Me 🐎

Birthday 🎂 

April 19, 2000

Gotcha Day 💕

May 1, 2021

Breed 🐴

Standardbred

Personality ⭐️

Shy Big Sister

Gender

Mare

Height

17HH

About My Riders 🤠

Experience Level

Confident Beginner to Intermediate

Weight Limit

Carries Riders up to 250lbs

 ★ My Favorites ★

Favorite Job 💪: Carriage and Trails

Favorite Color 🌈: Green

Favorite Treat 🍪: Horse Cookies

Favorite Quote 💬: "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine"

Special Care🩺:

Hormone balancers, drain udders to prevent mastitis

Care Sponsors ❤️‍🩹:

None yet

Apples Given 🍎:

Five apples!

My story 💕

Hi, I'm Lakota. You might say I've got a bit of a unique past. I started life with a fancy name and number – Miss Gorgeous (W1640) – and dreams of harness racing glory. My dad, Artsplace, was named the fastest harness horse in 1992 and was even a millionaire champion! But things didn't quite go as planned. Turns out, I wasn't built for the track. Then came lots of foals, seven to be exact, pushing my body hard…let's just say it changed things. The day came when I couldn’t have foals anymore, I wasn’t seen as valuable and ended up in a kill pen.

Luckily, Starry Skies Sanctuary saved a bunch of us pen horses before we were shipped, and then Rise and Ride Ranch took on my care and became my forever home. Honestly, I'm still working through some of the past. I can be a little shy at first. But deep down, the ol' fire still burns. I LOVE playing in the water in the pond and you might even catch me playing in the pasture when I think no one's watching!

I'm kind of the "big sister" of the herd, keeping everyone in line. And, well, I've got a bit of a crush on Charlie – you might even hear me calling to him sometimes! On the trails, I can be a little shy, but once we build trust, I'm a loyal partner. I'll listen close and take good care of you like a sister.

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