Grifter’s Mark (Griffin) was an abused auction horse who wouldn’t allow anyone to touch him and lunged open mouthed with ears pinned at anyone passing his stall.
It took two years of careful, consistent and loving handling to turn Griffin around and through this process we found we had a very intelligent, willing and athletic horse. Griffin was trained on trail and also went to “finishing school” with professional trainer Sigourney Jellins to learn the basics of dressage and eventing. He was subsequently adopted but recently returned due to a change in family circumstances.
Griffin has immediately gone back to being a barn favorite and is assisting in our program with HomeFirst, a large social services agency, and their clients, foster kids that have aged out of the system. He is shown here with one of our program participants and program manager Jenny Whitman.