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Doneraile Lass   

In shelter Horse

Cottontown, Sumner County, Tennessee,...
Pet name:
Doneraile Lass
Doneraile Lass
 (“Tully”) is a 15 year old Ontario-bred, off the track thoroughbred mare with multiple careers behind her. She raced 26 times, but despite her impeccable pedigree, she was not a very good racehorse. She went on to the broodmare fields, but a torn cervix ended that career early. She was re-started under saddle by a competent trainer, and has a dressage/hunter foundation. Her most recent rider was a very experienced 13 year old girl. Tully joined our After the Track program for retired racehorses to find a safe forever.

Tully jumps (anything we've pointed her at in the 2-2'3 range and would probably do 2'6) and has a lead change. (Visit our Facebook page for video clips.) She is straightforward and truly fun to ride. Her best match would be an older teen or adult rider who has a confident, quiet manner on the ground. She is not a “family” horse, but needs the consistency of the same handler to keep her in a routine and bond with her. She is the same horse ridden once a week or twice a month, but she does have a "lesson horse" mentality on the ground - give her an inch and she'll take a mile. She would be wonderful for someone who potentially wants to show h/j or dressage, but would like to hack out for fun. 

Tully is easy to catch in the field, lives outdoors 24/7, and is the bottom of the pecking order. Therefore, she desperately seeks leadership and will test her boundaries with her handler. She's an easy keeper on Tribute Kalm N EZ and free choice grass hay and pasture. She is UTD on vaccinations, Coggins, deworming and farrier care. 

Of note:  She requires front shoes due to an old injury to her coronary band on the left front foot, but she has lovely feet that hold shoes well. She does require sedation for the farrier. Her withers were broken at some point in her past, possibly while she was on the track – this does not bother her but bears noting that saddle fit and rider weight will be considerations for her long-term comfort and soundness. Our veterinarian surgically removed her right eye due to ongoing inflammation on 10/31/20. She was fully blind in the eye before, and she already seems more comfortable. 

We are accepting applications for Tully. **Fee reduced to $1,200 in consideration of her needs.**

Things to know about our process:

We adopt within 200 miles of zip code 37048, Cottontown TN, with a few exceptions.

We require an in-person meeting to ensure an appropriate match between horse and rider.

You must go through our approval process, including submitting references, prior to meeting the horse or ‘test rides’ – this is out of respect for everyone’s time including our volunteers and foster farms. Providing complete and accurate information helps us process your application faster.

Horses are up to date on routine care including vaccinations and Coggins, and complementary therapies if we feel they are needed (IE massage, chiropractic, MagnaWave, acupuncture, etc.)

PPE’s from adopter’s veterinarian are always welcome. We will work with you but do ask that vetting is done within 7 days of committing to adopt out of respect for everyone’s time.

Our adoption agreement is a lifetime safety net with no breeding, no auction, no slaughter terms. We will always take back or assist with re-homing any Safe Harbor adoptee.

** Please visit for an adopt
ion application. Almost every question received through PetFinder, Adopt-A-Pet and other services can be found on our website in each horse's bio. Horses are available if they are still listed. We are a 100% volunteer organization and for this reason, inquiries WILL NOT be answered without an approved adoption application. **


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  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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