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Summit Valley Horse Center

Adoption Story


Foster Agency: Next Step
Year of Birth: 2019
Gender: Gelding
Breed: Yakima Mustang
Markings: Bay

Adopted in 2023!

Leo has all the potential in the world, he just needed someone who would take the time with him and build his confidence. He was shy and nervous at the beginning of his time at SVHC. Yakima’s are super smart and willing to learn when given the opportunity, and Leo lived up to his breed. He needed lots of groundwork to set a better foundation for his training. By the end of the summer he was easy to catch, saddle, groom and stood perfect for our farrier.  After his return to Next Step, all the staff commented on how friendly and easy to catch Leo was after his summer at SVHC. Leo’s new adoptive family loves his free spirit and will nurture him and allow his personality to blossom. They have even posted pictures of them riding Leo! All the best to you Leo!