2019 Platinum Performance
Horse Welfare Awards




Nickname: Zena
Birth Year: 1997. Gender: Mare. Breed: Percheron/Morgan.
Affiliated with D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue Farm .


“Zena” the Warrior Princess, is the perfect example of a senior horse (22 years young) who is both beautiful and still useful. Zena, is a 15.1 hands Percheron/Morgan cross, but don’t let that intimate you with her size and gentle nature and beautiful sleek black body. The only thing that would give any idea to her age would be a few white hairs, but we can call them sun-bleached from those long trail rides on her. Zena, came to us because of her recent owners' age and failing health issues and no fault on Zena's part. Zena's previous owner before that was a lady that was imitated by her rather large physic and her ways about her wanting to be next to you. Zena, is the type of horse that wants constant attention from her owner and just wants to be loved and loved on. Zena still enjoys overnight camping, long trail rides, pulling kids and adults through the snow with her sleigh or fall and summer carriage rides. Zena, does it all with grace and talent that anyone would appreciate despite her age. When you ride Zena, you just don’t get a ride, but you float while trotting or cantering upon her. No younger horse can compare with this well-seasoned animal, who has both brains and beauty. Zena is the whole package. And, because of all of this, D&R Acres has decided to utilize Zena in our Equine Assistance Therapy Program here to help disabled individuals overcome their issues through horse therapy. We believe a horse never ages out to still be useful.

Relationship of Nominator to Nominee
Zena, came to D&R Acres Hobby and Rescue as a owner surrender. Her owners are up there in age and in failing health and wanted Zena to find her retirement home. Zena herself is 22 years young and is still very active. She loves long trail rides, and enjoys her time here with all of her new friends and visitors. -- DOLORES HARRIS


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