Maverick is a very friendly young horse (will walk right up to you in the pasture) who we got after an injury to his rear legs. He has good ground manners (knows how to lunge, pick up feet, lead, load).
We have ridden him only a few times, but he has been very good while we have ridden him. We expect he would be suitable for a beginner rider or a kid.
The injury to his left rear fetlock is unlikely to ever completely heal. He is comfortable in the pasture and we expect would do well with trail riding. He would not be suitable for riding involving quick turns such as cutting/roping work.
About our rescue horses:
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 done by Pete Ramey. 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 two weeks free boarding until you can pick up your new horse.
Adoption fees are negotiable to the right home.
Deliver potentially available depending on your location.
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