Dakota

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Dakota

Quarter Horse
/Pony

unknown

14 hands hands
910 lb. lbs.
Ready for Adoption
No
Color
Bay
Training Status
Training
Ground Hours
8 hours
Riding Hours
2 hours
AM Feed
alfalfa hay, timothy pellets, joint supplements
PM Feed
alfalfa hay, timothy pellets
Special Needs
Dakota was rehabilitated from severe neglect and starvation, and physical abuse. Due to her old age and sway back, she is not available for adoption and is a permanent resident in retirement sanctuary placement with Animal Guardians Horse Rescue.

CREDENTIALS

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Feed
Catch
GHQ
GFQ
Lead
Back
Send
Blanket
Tie
Farrier
Trailer
Vet
2 Line
Saddle
Mount
HQ
FQ
GBack
Walk
W/T
Trot
T/L
Lope/Canter
Bonus

LATEST LOG ENTRY

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05/24/2021 10:45

Farrier Trim

Dakota was easy to catch and hold for the foster caregiver - stood patiently for the farrier to trim all 4 feet
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05/17/2021 10:47

Assign a Horse To Catch In a Pen: Challenge complete!

Skill Level: Orange

Assigned Dakota to catch in a pen. She can be a bit stand offish and move away from the handler when being caught - you need to be patient and show her leadership and confidence to have her stand and face you to be caught.

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04/29/2021 02:20

Dakota's details changed.

Status has been changed from Rehabilitation to Training.

Viewability status has been changed from Private to Public.

Send to website has been changed from No to Yes.

has been changed from Green to Yellow.

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/29/2021 02:19

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04/13/2021 04:45

grooming, ground work, and desensitizing for fly sheet and blanketing

Skill Level: Blue

worked on catching Dakota alone in the pen - she initially approached me when I entered the pen - I stood still and let her come to me - once I showed her the halter and rubbed her neck with it, she walked away and turned her HQ towards me in the corner by her shelter with her hay - I approached her again, scratched her withers, and turned and walked away - she turned and looked at me but did not come to me - I waited a few minutes and approached again from the left side, scratched her withers and dropped my hand and stood still perpendicular to her - this time she did not leave, so I put the rope over her neck and gave the voice command, \\\"Whoa\\\" and then haltered her easily - she stood still for haltering - I walked her slowly and changed directions, backed up a few paces, and walked to the far gate panel next to her shelter - I loosely draped the rope over the panel because it has stud wire and the rope could not be tied there - she stood very patiently and quietly while I stroked and brushed her all over her body - I opened the clips and tried on a new fly sheet over her body sideways from the left side over, clipped it up and adjusted the straps, then unclipped it and slipped it off of her body to the left - she stood very quietly - I then repeated that while putting on the winter blanket for her to wear that night - at first, she put her ears back and walked towards me as if asking me to take it off - but I stood still and averted my eye gaze - she then walked towards me again and lowered her head - I scratched her neck and rubbed her and talked to her softly - she seemed relaxed and content - I left the blanket on since it will be very cold and windy tonight - i asked her foster not to push and pull the blanket over her head anymore, as I had witnessed him doing before - she has become very nervous and headshy - she was much calmer putting on and taking off the sheet and blanket this way - eventually I left and she wandered back to her food and began eating her dinner again - this was a very calm and easy interaction, with which I felt a positive connection with Dakota
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04/04/2021 04:22

Farrier Trim

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03/30/2021 04:15

Dakota's details changed.

Weight has been changed from 800 lb. to 910 lb..

has been changed from Blue to Green.

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03/30/2021 04:15

Annual Senior Veterinary Services

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03/25/2021 12:12

Update Profile: Challenge complete!

Skill Level: Green

Mark this challenge complete when you have updated your profile image and information.
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03/25/2021 12:12

Update Profile: Challenge complete!

Skill Level: Green

Mark this challenge complete when you have updated your profile image and information.
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03/17/2021 11:00

Dakota's details changed.

has been changed from Dakota to unknown.

Weight has been changed from 750 lb. to 800 lb..

PM feed has been changed from alfalfa hay, timothy pellets, senior feed to alfalfa hay, timothy pellets.

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10/26/2020 03:45

grooming and ground work

Skill Level: Green

Volunteer Kristen Weiss - approached Dakota without food treats, haltered her and touched face and body slowly and safely, brushed her body while standing perpendicular to the rail, using a rope halter and leadline, walked her 5 paces, stopped with "Whoa" command and backed him 5 paces with minimal pressure - she did not pull back on the leadline, while standing parallel to the left shoulder, applied steady pressure to the rope halter until she dropped his nose, released pressure instantly when he did so - repeated this 3 times straight down and then 3 times to the left and 3 times to the right - she did not back up, raise his head, or pull away - only her head lowered 2 to 6 inches - lifted all 4 feet slowly and correctly placing toe down for 15 seconds before she put her foot flat, picked out each hoof in less than 2 min. per hoof, cupping hoof wall - she did not slam her hooves down - massaged her as tolerant - released in open area - mucked pen and put away everything - double checked gates and turned out
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09/26/2020 01:45

grooming and ground work

Skill Level: Blue

Director - Deborah Greene-Dellvon and Volunteer Kahne Krause - approached Dakota without food treats, haltered her and touched face and body slowly and safely, brushed her body while standing perpendicular to the rail, using a rope halter and leadline, walked her 5 paces, stopped with "Whoa" command and backed her 5 paces with minimal pressure - she did not pull back on the leadline, while standing parallel to the left shoulder, applied steady pressure to the rope halter until she dropped her nose, released pressure instantly when she did so - repeated this 3 times straight down and then 3 times to the left and 3 times to the right - she did not back up, raise his head, or pull away - only her head lowered 2 to 6 inches - mucked pen and put away everything - double checked gates and turned out
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08/08/2018 03:30

worked on equine body language & safety tips

worked on approach & retreat, catching, haltering - horse did not have food in the pen - horse approached me with and without halter hanging on shoulder - she was compliant and showed no opposition to catching in this situation, despite the wind - there were 2 adults in the pen together - Dakota allowed me to approach, catch, halter, remove fly mask, rub eyes, and put fly mask on - when releasing from halter in the pen, she walked towards me and stood by the gate looking towards the stall mate next to her

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08/07/2018 05:50

worked on catching & haltering with Dakota

worked on approach & retreat - drive and draw - Dakota avoided being caught while eating her dinner - I approached first with arms down to my sides using no rhythmic pressure, only spatial pressure - she walked away both directions and turned in circles avoiding contact - I then began driving her FQ and HQ around using rhythmic steady pressure with the side of my right hand - asking her to move her feet - she made 2 laps to the right and I stopped her with the palm of my right hand and verbal \\\"whoa\\\" command - I then drove her 2 laps to the left and she actually trotted away from me and pinned her ears back - I kept my distance out of kicking range - then I stopped her with my left palm and verbal \\\"whoa\\\" command - she stopped, turned towards me and walked back to food bowl but did not begin eating - instead, she stood looking at me with her left ear and eye on me and then when she dropped her head and looked submissive, I approached and removed fly mask, rubbed eyes, and put it back on - I rewarded her acceptance by releasing pressure, stepping back and standing still to give her peace and quiet for a couple of minutes - she stared at me and then went back to eating

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07/23/2018 09:45

General Interactions and Behavior Notices

I had a hard time getting Dakota to allow me to halter her. The weather was windy, and both horses at the Buckboard site seemed to have a different vibe (including the homeowner\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s horse. Normally I can push Chief out of the way, but he wasn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t having it on Monday.) Also, I was nervous about a doctor\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s appointment I had at noon and even though I thought I grounded my energy and thoughts, I know how intuitive horses can be and they probably picked up on it. Dakota was letting me pet and rub her, and I rubbed the halter on her too, but as soon as I tried putting my hand over her mane, she would turn right and walk away. She kept going to the corner near Sugar\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s pen I had already groomed Sugar, but I noticed her pinning her ears at Dakota. They were both pawing and Sugar even kicked the fence at one point. I tried raising my arms up to get Sugar to move away, but she wouldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t move and neither would Dakota. So I grabbed the muck fork and slowly started waving it up and down, slowly walking between the two pens and horses. Dakota started to move away so I kept pushing her to get her to keep moving where I wanted her to go. We got to the other end of the pen and then she turned and bolted back towards the corner where Sugar was. If I didn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t have to leave for my appointment, I would\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'ve stayed to try and get Dakota to come to me and let me halter her for a walk around the pen, but I honestly was feeling pretty discouraged when I left.

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07/23/2018 02:30

worked on catching & haltering with Dakota

I worked on approach & retreat and catching Dakota, getting her to respect my personal space to remove fly mask & wipe her eyes, and catching her again to put fly mask back on - Dakota has been increasing her avoidance behavior and not allowing her to be caught primarily due to disrespect for the handler and expecting the handler to give her carrot bites when the handler first approaches her - to avoid me, she would turn her head away from me and her butt towards me, swishing her tail and threatening to kick, and then would walk or trot away when approached and touched her from the rear - After a few tries to approach her and halter her, I decided not to chase her - instead, I tried taking a step into her, asking her to move her feet away from me and driving her to the right around the perimeter of the pen - as soon as she moved her feet away from me, I released the pressure and backed up - she turned her left ear and eye to me, and then turned away - I waited for submission behavior when she dropped her head and kept relaxed - I approached again and she again turned away from me and walked away - so I decided it was not to be her decision to walk away and I drove her away by waving the side of my hand in the air and stamping my feet to ask her to move her feet and establish my dominance - after she walked around the pen 2 times, she stopped when I put my flat palm up and said \\\"whoa\\\" and then she stepped towards me a few steps and looked straight at me - at that point, I backed up a step and looked away to release the pressure to reward her - After another struggle to halter her, I went into the barn and took an empty feed bucket out with me and held it close to my belt - I did not approach Dakota - I instead walked into the corral ignoring her and walked around slowly and then stopped with my back facing her - this attracted her curiosity and she approached me, likely thinking that there was food in the bucket - she did not get close enough to put her nose in the bucket, but she followed me about 2 head lengths away from me - after 5 min., she approached me from behind and tried to rub her head on my shoulder to scratch her eyes - I lifted my elbow to block this and corrected her for using me as a scratching post and disrespecting my space - I then drove her away with ryhthmic motion with the side of my hand in the air again for 2 min. - after walking in a circle around me in her corral, she approached me closely and I put the empty bucket on the ground - she put her nose into it and she stood still looking at me - I rubbed her face and neck with the halter and she stayed with the interaction with a low headset but did not put her nose in the bucket again - knowing she was relaxed and calm by her licking / chewing and low head set neck level to her back - I decided to rub her face again with the halter - she then allowed me to halter her, and then put on her fly mask - overall, it was a slow and steady, but sort of frustrating, interaction - I believe her avoidance behavior was a learned dominance behavior from disrespecting humans who give her treats the minute they see her - we need to try to reverse this behavior

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05/21/2018 02:36

Dakota's details changed.

DOB has been changed from 01/01/1986 to 01/01/1985.

AM feed has been changed from alfalfa / timothy pellets / stabilized rice bran to alfalfa hay, timothy pellets, joint supplements.

PM feed has been changed from alfalfa / timothy pellets / stabilized rice bran / supplements to alfalfa hay, timothy pellets, senior feed.

Viewability status has been changed from Public to Private.

Send to website has been changed from Yes to No.

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01/06/2018 04:47

Assign A Horse to this Challenge: Challenge complete!

With the help of your director/trainer, assign a horse to this purpose that you will complete the challenges with. As a bonus, your director may have already assigned a horse for you! Ideally, this will be the same horse you chose for grooming from the previous purpose - VOLUNTEER 1: Equine Body Language

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05/09/2017 04:10

administered vaccines

Gave Dakota her Prestige 5 Way + WNV vaccinations

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04/12/2017 11:00

worked on equine body language & safety tips

wrapping perpendicular to the rail and touching all over her body, especially her stomach, hind quarters, and neck where she had her i.v. and medical treatments 3 weeks ago

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10/24/2016 03:30

Worked on Equine Body Language & Safety Tips Video Lessons For Grooming & Hoof Handling, Preparation for Vet with Deworming

worked on grooming Dakota while standing perpendicular to the rail, hoof handling for hoof picking, fly masking & fly leg wrapping & fly spraying, and dewormer administration - horse tolerated all of it and was very affectionate and compliant with everything - this was the first time we had dewormed Dakota and we were pleasantly surprised with how well she cooperated with this unpleasant procedure

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10/01/2016 04:39

Leading: Challenge complete!

Complete this challenge when the horse assigned to this purpose can trot off the feel of the halter and lead rope when leading them forward. Add a short video, (30 seconds or less) to the training activity that shows them going from a stand still to trotting when you lead them. Ideally, they trot for at least 10 ft.

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07/27/2016 10:36

Dakota's details changed.

Owner has been changed from Deborah Greene-Dellvon to Deborah Greene-Dellvon.

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07/20/2016 04:22

Dakota's details changed.

Viewability status has been changed from Private to Public.

Send to website has been changed from No to Yes.

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07/20/2016 04:22

Dakota's details changed.

has been changed from Arabian to Pony.

Special needs has been changed from Dakota is approximately 30 years old. She came into the Santa Barbara County Animal Services in severe starvation and spent a month at Pongo Equine Hospital before being released to our rescue on 5/27/16. Dakota has a significant sway back and some joint soreness. She came to us extremely irritable and not tolerating human touch and contact. She is slightly improving, but is still stand offish and did turn and threaten to back kick a few times. Dakota is not being visited by volunteers at this time. She is only assigned to rescue Director for the time being, due to liability and safety issues. Dakota is considered to be an unpredictable and potentially dangerous & aggressive horse. We are retiring Dakota for life as a permanent resident of our rescue, and our goal is to help her become more socialized with humans so that she can be groomed and handled for hoof trims and veterinary care. to Dakota was rehabilitated from severe neglect and starvation, and physical abuse. Due to her old age and sway back, she is not available for adoption and is a permanent resident in retirement sanctuary placement with Animal Guardians Horse Rescue..

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