Meet HHH’s Adoptable Animal of the Week: Laya

Volunteer Quentin runs Laya through her paces at Heavenly Horse Haven in Anza. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Laya is available for adoption through the Heavenly Horse Haven equine rescue in Anza. She is a sorrel 12-year-old paint breed stock mare. According to the American Paint Horse Association, not all paint foals have the signature flashy black to brown and white color patterns. Horses that are mostly solid are called breed stock or paint-bred, such as Laya. She boasts a paint horse’s stocky, muscular build and solid, steady temperament. Laya excels at trail riding and does so with confidence. Her moves are fluid and correct, and she can be ridden in the English or Western disciplines. The mare even knows a few tricks, such as taking a bow. She also makes side passes with confidence. “She is one of my favorite hors
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