Sequoia (Graduate of the 2019 Trainer’s Challenge)

Sequoia came to MHARF in late fall of 2018 of at the request of Stearns County social services because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. She has had little handling in the past and came in with some trust issues but she is coming around nicely. She is curious and definitely wants to be friendly. Sequoia was foaled in approximately 2010 and stands 14.2hh. We don’t know her breeding but she is a stock-type horse.  She was not broke to ride at intake and was  placed with trainer TJ Clibborn for our 2019 Trainer’s Challenge. She spent the spring and summer in training and competed successfully in the Challenge on Sept. 7th with a 6th in Halter class, a 4th in Trail/Obstacle Class and a 5th in Vet/Farrier Class! Sequoia was not adopted at the Challenge so she is still looking for a new home. Due to time restraints, TJ was unable to continue her training after the competition so she has now gone into training with Helen Levering of HJ Horsemanship. Sequoia is a beautiful, sweet mare with a ton of “try”. She has some residual trust issues due to very bad handling in her past but she progressed by leaps and bounds over the summer with TJ’s kind training and we have high hopes for her as she continues on with Helen! (By the way, she marched right over obstacles she had never seen before in both Trail/Obstacle class and Freestyle! Including the trampoline tarp (which looks like a big black hole in the ground…) and a teeter-totter bridge!

Click Here for trainer bio and contact info for TJ Clibborn.