Maya was gathered by the New Mexico Livestock Board in SE New Mexico in 2018, together with her young foal. She is reported to have originally been from the Mescalero Apache reservation. The first photo shows her body condition a week after Mustang Camp rescued her. Naturally, she is quite fond of the hay trough. The second photo shows her in high spirits today!
Maya is friendly, smart and engaged, always ready for a training session. She has been trained to accept a halter and saddle, she leads and yields well, and responds to basic commands. She has not yet been ridden, which is the next step in her training. She has been very good about the saddle, and about husbandry tasks such as cleaning her hooves.
Maya has a scar above her right eye, resulting from a cut last year. She got very good about having her head handled during the recovery. If you look very closely, it appears that this eye does not open as wide as the left eye. It does not seem to bother her.