Niko is a gelding pony,ÃÂ 13.2 hands.ÃÂ ÃÂ He is about nine years old. ÃÂ We got him from animal control and therefore are not sure of his breed, but his gait and size lead us to think he is a Paso Fino or Paso Fino mix.ÃÂ He is a sweet friendly horse who knows basic ground manners (lead, pick up feet, back up).ÃÂ He is broken to ride but has not had a lot of saddle time, so he would be suitable for an intermediate to experienced rider. He is gaited, so would be an excellent trail horse for a smaller adult or teenager.
Our horses have received their basic vaccinations (Rabies vaccine, EWT combo vaccine) at the time of adoption. They have been dewormed and have a negative Coggins test as well. All horses have received a hoof assessment and trimming. We do our best to determine what amount of training they have had and to represent them as accurately as possible. However, we usually do not know the history of our horses, so we determine training by how the horses act after we get them. Please call ahead or email to set up a time to meet our horses if you are interested in adopting. They are at foster homes so we may need up to a couple days notice in order to schedule a time for you to see them. We will adopt to either permanant homes or to a trainer who plans to school the horse and then find it a long term home.
We desire for our horses to find a good home where the horse will be a good fit with the person adoption him/her. With that goal in mind, we do our best to accurately represent everything, good and bad, with our horses. Since they have received a full vet exam, many times there are health problems recorded here. The vast majority of horses have at least some health issue, though most sellers are unaware if the horse has not recently received a full examination. Therefore keep this in mind if we report a horse has some soreness or lameness issues - our horses are likely not less sound than other horses on this site - we simply examine them and report all concerns.
As part of helping new owners find a horse that is a good fit, we offer several valuable services included as part of the adoption fee on our horses. We offer a 1-2 hour training session with Alexandria Dodgen who trains using natural horsemanship techniques. She will help you learn to handle your new horse in a way that gets your horses listening to and respecting you. She is also available to fully train your new horse, though that is not included with the adoption fee. Our goal is to help you and your new horse have the best start possible and to help you find a horse that will be a great long term fit for you and your family. Offers for training are dependent on you bringing the horse to the trainer's facility (or potentially paying an additional house call fee at your expense). In addition to the training session, CARE also provides one week of free boarding until you can pick up your new horse. Adoption fees are negotiable to the right home. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can see our adoption applications and and more info about our rescue on our website, www.crossroadsanimalrescue.org. To streamline the adoption process, you can fill out the application and attach it to your email inquiring about a horse. You can also call us at 864-972-9994.
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Company / Facility:
Care - Crossroads Animal Rescue -
CARE is an equine, dog and cat rescue headquartered in Seneca, SC. We are the non-profit branch of Crossroads Animal Hospital. We obtain our horses primarily from neglect cases from the local animal control. We provide vet services, good feeding programs, and hoof care for our rescue horses and then find them good homes. To contact us, email or call (864)972-9994