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Islay Rose is a Friesian/Percheron Cross Mare. She is 16 hands, quiet, sweet and trained as a level 3 dressage horse. We noticed her very kind eye and thought she would be perfect based on her description at auction.  She quickly sold, but the purchaser would not take her due to her old injury in the hind leg. She had most likely been severely kicked and now had fibrotic myopathy. Like so many people who don’t understand the disease, the women walked away leaving this gentle mare on a Sunday morning in the kill pen. Our opportunity struck again to purchase her. We bought her sight unseen, as we could not let her go to slaughter. She was sent to Arline Acres to recover and heal some before joining us at Getner Barn.

Rose is a gentle giant taking care of children and adults alike while allowing them to learn how to ride. She made an easy adjustment to her forever home and
became a big part of our
family. You can see her
anytime resting quietly
and always willing to
receive treats.