Boots is a very handsome brown and black quarter horse with his white "boots". He stands approximately 14.1 hands. He arrived at Longmeadow in January 2012 in horrible condition and probably wouldn't have survived another week if he had stayed on the property where he was rescued from. Boots was so weak that he needed help getting up once he would lay down. Luckily he was a fighter and after a blood transfusion, months of good nutrition, deworming and lots of supportive care, Boots is now a strong and growing young gelding.... (read more) He is now progressing quickly in the training program and walks, trots, and canters both directions with ease. He is still building his confidence, but he has a gentle disposition and always tries to please!
Due to the conditions of his rescue, Boots had back pain that was affecting his ability to comfortably carry a rider. We had a chiropractor work on him and found that he had issues that were causing the pain. He is pain-free now and has been walked, trotted, and cantered in the arena and has worked over trot poles. He has recently been started jumping, which he really enjoys! Boots has a typical 4-year-old horse behavior, and does well with consistent training and exercise. Boots knows how to stand tied and will pick up his feet for the farrier.
Maximum weight carrying capacity: 183 lbs. (rider weight plus tack)
Longmeadow holds open house every Friday from 12 P.M. - 3 P.M., and Saturday from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Come by to see Boots or contact Linda Chapman at 314 646-5672 to learn more about Boots or other farm animals available for adoption. Visit www.longmeadowrescueranch.org
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