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Dottie Returns Home After Years of Abuse
 By Baileigh   •   5th Dec 2012   •   2,013 views   •   3 comments
Dottie was a wild and crazy mare when I first got her. She is a registered AQHA quarter horse registered under Jos Royal DottieGirl. She got her name because she has a dot on her nose and chin. I really didn't want anything to do with her at first and mainly used her just on trails. Dottie's old owners did really well with her though. They just got to old to handle her anymore and subsequently sold her to me. I kept Dottie for a couple of years and then traded her for a paint gelding named Comanche.

Dottie Returns Home After Years of Abuse

Four years later I was told that Dottie had a baby. I immediately went out to where the owner boarded Dottie to find out that she was being abused. She was covered in blood and there where big chunks of hair missing from her. Dotties owner had beat her with a lead rope and she was so traumatized that she would not even let me close to her.

I was so sad yet furious with what the new owner had done to her.

I expressed to the owner that I wanted my mare back. Thankfully I was able to work out an agreement and after six hours of attempting to catch her, I trailered her back home.

After a few months of work, it's hard to tell that she was previously mistreated. She now does Dressage, a little showjumping and some western disciplines. Her attitude is still an issue when it comes to haltering her and she definitely does not like men, but I'm just happy that she is back in my life.

Dottie Returns Home After Years of Abuse

Dottie Returns Home After Years of Abuse
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Starlight Farm  
Oh no! Glad to hear you got her back. How did you end up trading her to this person in the first place? Not blaming you, just sad to hear that happened! Have you considered legal action?
  Dec 5, 2012  •  1,907 views
 
toffeepayaskye  
Oh I hate people that do that sort of thing there just cruel glad u got her back x
  Dec 7, 2012  •  1,605 views
 
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Glad to hear you got Dottie back!
  Dec 11, 2012  •  1,997 views
 
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