Katie

Katie is one of two off-track Thoroughbreds seized by Sonoma County Animal Care and Control in March, 2007. She and her companion were starving. A third companion died of starvation and colic. Due to the combined efforts of the CHANGE Program, the Sonoma County Distict Attorney's office, and Sonoma County Animal Control, Katie's former owner was charged and convicted of felony animal cruelty and served time in the county jail.

Katie spent four months in rehabilitative foster care with a CHANGE foster barn before entering training with a CHANGE volunteer trainer, who prepared her for adoption. Katie was adopted by a loving couple from Ft. Collins, Colorado, where she now lives in her forever home and is in training for hunter shows.

 

Katie 

Katie

Katie spent four months in rehabilitative foster care with a CHANGE foster barn before entering training with a CHANGE volunteer trainer, who prepared her for adoption. Katie was adopted by a loving couple from Ft. Collins, Colorado, where she now lives in her forever home and is in training for hunter shows.

Katie

Katie

UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 2009
Katie is coming along with her jumping and is a pleasure to ride. She still tries to go fast if she doesn't understand what you want from her, but we've spent a lot of time just being slow and relaxed. I've felt really comfortable jumping Katie - in fact I'm the only one who's been jumping her. Katie's super smart about the jumps and jumps well unless her mother gets in her way. If either of us (okay usually me) makes a mistake, she's very forgiving....I keep telling people I won the lottery with her. She's such a sweet girl and I can't believe how easy she's been to ride.  
~Robyn, Katie's rider and owner