Protect the Harvest presents the First Annual Wild Spayed Filly Futurity:
Twelve selected fillies were offered for sale at the 2018 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity. These fillies are invited back to the 2019 Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity to compete in their own division for a $25 K purse. The twelve fillies offered in this special event were selected from the Three Fingers, South Steen’s and Beaty’s Butte herds. By the time of the sale, all of the fillies were spayed, vaccinated and handled for 30 days.
Wild Spayed Filly Futurity Goal:
The goal of the Wild Spayed Filly Futurity is to showcase the significance and abilities of these resilient, tough and beautiful horses. It will also demonstrate their trainability and hopefully encourage more people to consider a horse from our American rangelands. A second and very important goal of the program is to help find economical, safe solutions in controlling the numbers of horses on American rangelands which will allow people to appreciate them in a healthy, balanced environment in the wild.
For more information visit Protect the Harvest website.
Working with a vet, farrier and chiropractor we were chasing around a lameness that was inconsistent and seemed to come and go. We were able to get good radiographs back over a week ago. According to the vet’s report “she has significant osteoarthritis on the dorso-lateral aspect of the pastern joint with fragmentation." She continues, "In my opinion, there is significant joint arthritis developing and she should not continue any athletic endeavors.” This was likely due to an old unknown injury as the degree of bony changes and arthritis shown would develop over time.
Pepper has changed from an extremely shy, scared and reactive filly to a brave filly full of personality and curiosity that will dig around your pockets for treats if you let her. In the process, she has taught me more patience then I knew I had. We are pulling Three Fingers Peppermint Patty from the Reno Snaffle Bit's Wild Spayed Filly Futurity and are finding the best situation for her where she can rest and be a horse. If you are interested in providing a home for this sweet filly, please be in touch. Thank you for your support!
Pepper has been at a friend's therapeutic riding facility since March. I have been continuing to work with her as well as she has had some teenage girls from the program work with her on the ground. Today, she went to her permanent home, to be out in pasture with a herd of sheep as a "sheep guarder". This is perfect for her as she is a dominiant mare and being able to move around and not stalled seems to help her arthritis.