Lynyrd came to Riding Star Ranch Summer 2013. He is one of three horses that were seized by the Humane Society in an Ohio hoarding case. He was gelded before he came to Florida, but does not show aggressive stud-like behavior; he just likes to "talk-up" the ladies. He is very nervous and would rather watch from a distance than come up and be a part of the action. We have had him saddled and bridled while lunging and we have had one person ride him once a week. He has not done more than walk around a round-pen since the rider was afraid to push him too far and lose all of her training efforts. He is a very sweet horse and wants to have a person that he can make proud. You can see by the look in his eye that he wants a job to do.
We are offering him for adoption/foster because we just relocated to a new location and need to downsize on our herd.
- Stands on cross-ties but needs confidence work
- Loads onto a trailer with minimal hesitation
- Has okay ground manners when grooming (needs work on handling his hooves)
- Knows how to lunge in a round pen and on a lunge line
- We are not sure what type of riding would best suit him at this time
- Is nervous when saddled quickly and not given a chance to see the tack
- He needs work on his hind hooves with the farrier
- He is very afraid and needs a lot of work on his confidence
- Most likely is a one-person horse
Lynyrd needs an Experienced horse-person.
Someone with Natural Horsemanship Training is a plus and would benefit his horse-nality type. Someone that is gentle, calm, has a soft voice and easy-going nature would probably bring out the best in Lynyrd.
Please call and/or text (386) 848-7953 if interested.
Company / Facility:
Riding Star Ranch -
Riding Star Ranch is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers equine assisted educational and therapeutic programs.
Our mission is to educate and inspire equine enthusiasts in safe and proper handling, care, management and riding of horses through our various programs. We also take in unwanted and neglected horses, rehabilitate and retrain them and help find them loving, knowledgeable forever homes.