Rehome Me: Kia

Kia came to HorseWorld in 2015 as part of a large rescue group of feral ponies. Kia had a young foal at foot, Mini, and so was having to try and sustain herself and her baby. This resulted in her being underweight; she needed to be separated from the rest of the group so that she could get additional nutrition. Kia was very anxious of people and so to ensure she was not stressed, she had minimal human contact until Mini was old enough to be weaned. At this stage, Kia began her rehabilitation training. This initially involved months of just getting her to be happy in the field, and then a stable, with a person. Over time the training grooms managed to gain Kia’s trust and she began to accept touch and attention.

Kia is now able to be caught, groomed, have her feet picked out and she can be seen and/or treated by the farrier, the vet and the dentist. Though she can still be wary of new people and situations, she is a very sweet mare who would really benefit from being on a one to one home where she could build a strong bond with her loaner. Kia gets on well with others and is happy to live out all year round, although she can be stabled for short periods of time so long as she has company.