Star

Foaled in 2003 (approx.)
15.3 hh Bay Thoroughbred (OTTB) Mare
 

The gorgeous girl, Star (above)
 
These lovely photos of Star to the left and above were taken by DeeAnn Bradley, a longtime TGC supporter and professional photographer on 12/27/09. I hope to have more news about the exact identity of this lovely mare soon.   Star  is a young horse who was abandoned at the Norco Animal Shelter.   She was there at least a year, and for some reason the helpers couldn’t identify, never was adopted.  She is young, and off track as her tattoo indicates, but she is most of the time an extremely mellow mare, easy going and willing.  She can tear around when excited or on a cold morning, and is extremely athletic, showing no unsoundness at all. Her tendons are all tight, her feet are good and she’s a very easy keeper. Neighsavers is working with TGC and the Jockey Club database to attempt to identify Star, and so far, we’re pretty sure she is MUCH younger than we were told.  And certainly, riding her has shown that she is very green – willing to carry a rider, but clueless to normal leg cues and barely responsive to the bit. It may be that she hasn’t actually raced … more to come on that.
 

Like Sunny, Star gets pretty wooly in the winter – here’s a shot of those whiskers!

 
This is Star (left) in July 2008. I will be hoping to find just the perfect home for Star.  She’s been abandoned; she went to one adoptive home who, frankly, were idiots and liars, having almost no experience with horses at all; and she’s quite happy here, especially the minute she saw her former friend Mr. Happy Grump, with whom she’d been living at Norco Animal Shelter. If I have to ask her to go, I want her to go to that perfect home where she will be cared for and appreciated.
 

 
She’s pretty, isn’t she? Photos taken by DeeAnn Bradley, longtime supporter of TGC and professional photographer on 12/27/09.
 


Sierra and Star are starting some training.  Unfortunately, Sierra can’t be here as much as we need, so…. I guess I’m gonna have to show Star with a real load is like!  She needs the work and miles ….
 
 


Above, Star and Song are very bonded, so we often bring them down to work together.  See Song’s page for a cute pic of Star following Sierra and Song around the round pen!  Despite her tiny size, Song is the mom Star always wanted, and it’s quite hard to separate them….
 
2011 Update:  Well, since Remy and Daisy became friends, Star has been part of their "herd", and now that Medina has joined them, Star is fully happy!   Thankfully, Song was taken under Pepe Grillo's wing, although she had some sad days calling for Star.  O, that Star.  She's such a supermodel ....
 
Star is sponsored by Jane Crase (who formerly supported Savannah)- THANK YOU Jane for continuing your support TGC and for this lovely mare!
 
Please contact Casey if you’d like to sponsor any of the other Golden Carrot Horses.