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Izzy



Age: 16 years old
Height: 34 hands,
Gender: Mare
Breed: Miniature Horse

Rehoming Fee: $700.00 - Re-homing Agreement
Offered by Gerda's Equine Rescue, Inc.
Gerda's Equine Rescue, Inc., 5825 Route 30, West Townshend, VT 05359

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IZZY APPALOOSA MINI-MARE-15 YRS. OLD-34” ADOPTION DONATION $700 Isabel is about as sweet as they come! This cutie pie is blind in one eye but that doesn’t stop her from being the most devoted companion you’ve ever met! She’s easy to handle, enjoys being groomed and fussed over and is good for the vet and trimmer.

Suitability and Training

Temperament for Izzy:
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Calm and 5 being Spirited, Izzy is a 3.00.


More about temperament:
IZZY APPALOOSA MINI-MARE-15 YRS. OLD-34” ADOPTION DONATION $700 Isabel is about as sweet as they come! This cutie pie is blind in one eye but that doesn’t stop her from being the most devoted companion you’ve ever met! She’s easy to handle, enjoys being groomed and fussed over and is good for the vet and trimmer.

Best career/placement option for repurposing Izzy:
    Pasture Mate

Where is Izzy located?


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Izzy is located at Gerda's Equine Rescue, Inc., 5825 Route 30, West Townshend, VT 05359.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 6
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 2  Run-in sheds: 4
Pastures: 5  Paddocks/Pens: 8
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 0
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 4-8 hours per day, on average.
The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 16+ hours per day

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Horses are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist


Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:
✔    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine at least annually

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine:
✔    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
✔    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
✔    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
✔    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
✔    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
✔    Terrain and footing in the working environment
✔    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
✔    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
✔    Temperature and/or weather conditions
✔    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations

Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times
Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises
Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises
Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises
Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week
Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place:
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects? :
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans


Our Rehoming Policies


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Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:  $751 to $1,000

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on species
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness

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More About Us


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Gerda's Equine Rescue, Inc.
5825 Route 30
West Townshend VT 05359
802-874-7213
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
GER is a 501c3 horse rescue in the green mountain of Southern VT. We rescue horses from the unthinkable fate of being slaughter bound for human consumption, and with the ultimate goal of finding them each a perfect new home.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.



EIN: 59-3800477
Founded: 2005

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We are proud to be a *2020 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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