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My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Zara — November 2, 2020

Photo Courtesy Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with The Right Horse. Zara is this week’s adoptable horse. Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your #righthorse.

Horse: Zara, a four-year-old 14.2-hand grullo American Quarter Horse mare in Union, Mo.
Organization: Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Photo Courtesy Longmeadow Rescue Ranch

Looking for a horse with the total package? Look no further! Zara has beauty, brains, and a wonderfully sassy personality. She came to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch in horrible condition with no mane or tail, an overgrown coat, and she was several hundred pounds underweight. However, the staff knew she was a diamond in the rough just waiting to be discovered from the second she arrived at the ranch! After implementing a feeding program with the help of wonderful veterinarians, Zara is looking better than ever! Her mane and tail are still growing out at this time, but staff still find her breathtaking! The ranch’s trainer determined that Zara has not yet been started under saddle and will require professional training to begin that process. She is still learning ground manners, such as how to calmly stand for the farrier, but she is quickly learning. This horse is won’t last long.

Click here for questions about Zara, the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week

My Right Horse is the online adoption platform of The Right Horse Initiative, a collection of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. A program of the ASPCA, their goal is to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To find more adoptable horses and foster horses, visit To learn more about The Right Horse, a program of the ASPCA, visit

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