ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Slammin’ Blue Kittie

The ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week is Slammin' Blue Kittie, a 16-year-old American Saddlebred mare in Simpsonville, Ky.

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Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with the ASPCA’s Right Horse program. This week’s adoptable horse is Slammin’ Blue Kittie! Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your Right Horse.

Adoptable horse Slammin' Blue Kittie
Photo courtesy Kentucky Humane Society

Adoptable Horse: Slammin’ Blue Kittie, a 16-year-old 15.2hh American Saddlebred mare
Organization: Kentucky Humane Society, Simpsonville, Ky.

Get to Know Adoptable Horse Slammin’ Blue Kittie

Slammin’ Blue Kittie is a registered American Saddlebred mare who came to Kentucky Humane Society from a former breeder who was unable to properly care for their horses in the last several years. “Kittie” had been mostly untouched for years before arrival and was difficult to catch with her filly at the time of pickup because she would run from people on sight, was very fearful, and really lacked any confidence in humans at all.

Kittie was underweight on arrival but a basic dental and deworming were very helpful in getting her back up to an acceptable weight. Her filly was old enough to be weaned, so now Kittie is ready to work on her people skills. One of Kentucky Humane Society’s staffers has been working with her more recently and she is really improving by leaps and bounds in her confidence with people — to the point of being caught in the pasture and receiving massages to teach her that good things come from time spent with humans. Kentucky Humane Society knows nothing of her riding history, but her confidence in people and ability to be safely handled for basic care routines is their main focus for now. Then, they can evaluate the rest of her training or retrain her as she’s ready.

Kittie truly has a big heart that she wears on her sleeve and seems to appreciate all of the individualized attention (at her pace) on her level lately. She would be a rewarding mare to be a friend for someone who also has a big heart and can give her grace when she could use a soft loving hand.

Contact the Kentucky Humane Society today about ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, Slammin’ Blue Kittie! Please note Kentucky Humane Society does not adopt out mares for breeding purposes.

A head-on shot of a chestnut Saddlebred mare in a field
Photo courtesy Kentucky Humane Society

Could this week’s adoptable horse be the Right Horse you have been waiting for? Click here for more information about Slammin’ Blue Kittie, the ASPCA Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week.

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