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KORY: A FEW MORE MILES UNDER HIS BELT
Kory came to Lollypop Farm in September of 2014. His owners were moving and could not afford to bring him along. This handsome Thoroughbred gelding had retired from the racetrack some years before, and his previous owners had only ridden him a handful of times since. Winter was coming on quickly, and with no indoor arena to ride in, it was difficult to evaluate Kory under saddle before spring.
In January of 2015, thanks to the support of a generous donor, Kory was sent to a trainer. She was quite impressed saying:
“Kory would excel in any discipline including the hunter jumper arena. He is very brave and willing to do whatever task you put in front of him. At this time Kory would be best suited with an intermediate to advanced rider until he has more miles under his belt. Kory’s disposition does not rule out a possible beginner horse down the road.”
Finally, he was on the road to adoption. Kory came back to Lollypop Farm from the trainer at the end of February, but with no safe place for potential adopters to ride him, he would have to wait until the weather improved. After waiting another four months, Kory was happily adopted in June of 2015.
Kory’s story is the perfect example of how the Pony Up! Campaign for the Equine Program at Lollypop Far will will not only restore homeless horses to health, but also be able to address behavioral issues resulting from lack of handling, training, and in some cases, abuse. Your support will help build an indoor rehabilitation and training center and hire dedicated equine staff – enabling swift adoptions to new, loving homes!