Argo has been adopted! Yeah!!! Now to find homes for the remaining horses at the rescue. In particular, the Kansas 5. Please check out the ads on this site or the CHR website at curlyrescue.com. The Curly Horse Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation incorporated in the State of Vermont, with representatives and volunteers across the US, Canada and in Europe. CHR is a fully volunteer run organization and is 501(c)3 non-profit recognized by the IRS. You can assist the CHR horses through monthly sponsorships, donations, fostering rescues, or adopting one of the rescues. Most of these horses are saved from the kill pens and broker lots and require extra care to start with. These Horses have lot more to give and deserve a second chance.
Take Argo for example...here is a nice big Bay Curly gelding approximately 11 years of age of unknown pedigree and history that CHR has had in foster care for over a year. He his more than ready to take a rider off riding into the sunset. He is healthy, well broke and quiet to ride, the perfect husband/family horse!
What his foster family says about him...
"Â¯Argo is a great horse and so ready to go. He's ridden the kids around the farm, and not afraid of her husband loud tractor or truck. He enjoys being brushed and is very sweet. He's like bunny fur. Very soft and not real long body coat but it has waves. He is a lovable horse. My husband can't get over the fact that he lifts his feet to be trimmed. Just laughs and laughs about it. My husband says he would like all our horses to be as calm as he is. He will pick up his feet and hand them to you when you are trimming. It was hoot the first time we trimmed. He also takes some of the weight off you by holding them somewhat.
This boy would be a perfect horse for a 4-Her or young person as long as they have someone who could add the necessary retraining he needs to get up to speed. He is cooperative and compliant as well as beautiful. I'm very impressed with this boy. There is no spooking in this one. Argo is 15 hands (that's 5 feet even) at the withers and weighs approximately 1050 according to our tape. He is such a sweet boy. I would believe he is more of a smooth coat curly. The hair on his forehead is oh so soft. His bay color has a real bronze sheen when the sun hits it. And he has bronze Appy spots in his white leggings and partial dun stripe. A couple of the kids (of various ages) that come and play with my horses sure like him and he has no spookiness."Â¯
When he first arrived in CHR care, he suffered from a mild case of heaves. Though he has showed no signs since, it is recommended that Argo live outside 24/7 and not be kept in a barn and the new owner kept aware. A less humid area of the country would be best for him.
If you are interested in adopting Argo, applicants must complete an adoption form and must be a qualified home. Sometimes this process can take a bit of time as we are all volunteers, so please be patient. Argo's adoption fee is $700. Argo is currently being fostered in Kansas. Thank you.