Pine Lake Jammer – Thoroughbred mare adopted on 6/15/12
Jammer and Kayla
Jammer is a 7 year old Thoroughbred Mare who is ready to start her new career. She stands 16.1 hands and is brownish/black now and sheds to a dark bay. She raced for three years (as Pine Lake Jammer) until November 2010, and was then abandoned in upstate NY by her owner/trainer when she came to Easy Street Horse Rescue. She has spent the past year at Easy Street learning to become a horse. Jammer is the opposite of the high strung thoroughbred folks think of, but is a very sweet and gentle mare that is wonderful with kids and easy to handle. She has excellent ground manners, easy to Vet and great with the Farrier. She finished racing with no injuries and there are no restrictions on her next career. Jammer is up to date on all vaccinations, rabies and coggins. No vices.
Jammer- Spring 2011
On a personal note, I have ridden her myself several times and I am very impressed with her. First off, I am not a very skilled rider, am over weight and have problems with both my knees so that it takes me forever to get on and off. In spite of my inabilities Jammer is wonderful with the heavy western saddle I ride on, plus my 200++ pounds on her when all she was used to, prior to Easy Street, was a 90 lb jockey. I rode her with an English headstall and snaffle bit. She has a very gentle mouth and rides like a Cadillac, very responsive to my hands. The first time I rode her was in a small paddock and I opened the paddock gate while on her back. She has not been trained other than for the track, and yet she understand quickly that I needed her to go sideways so we could open the gate. We did it in less than 30 seconds. The second time we rode with another rider and went out into the pastures where all the other horses were. The rideless horses were excited with us being out there, and were kicking up their hills and then starting running through the open fields. I admit, I was very uncertain what her response would be. She surprised me completely by listening to me and only going at a walk, trot or canter when I asked. Then I took her over to the barrels where she walked around the barrels so close I thought for sure she’d been practicing on her own. Jammer is an amazing horse and will be great in any direction, English or Western. She is ready for her forever home.
Jammer is shown in this video being ridden, by Kayla, for the first time since racing.