Seeking a new home for my retired 22 year old, solid chestnut paint gelding. He is suggestably not rideable and requires a home with other horses. He was severe anxiety and does not do well alone.
Some honest information about this gelding:
He has been tested for Cushings multiple times and has tested negative. He shows mild symptoms due to high insulin levels and has potential to be positive in the future.
He has arthritis in his hips and hocks which cause him to be a little clumsy at times and can trip occasionally.... (read more) He is stiff and shakey laying down but will pop right up.
He is potentially an easy keeper with the right grain and unlimited or large portions of hay as he is a large, stocky boy.
He has large feet which have given me very few problems as long as they are picked and trimmed regularly.
He requires his teeth to be floated every six months due to his teeth pattern. He has not had any issues with his teeth at all. He does require his grain to be soaked due to a choking incident in 2017. Since then he will choke with dry food. My vet has also confirmed he has a heart murmur and recommended light to no work for him. He loves to be worked on the ground but needs more practice.
He flourishes in the colder months and cooler summers. He does not do well in extreme heat. He sweats profusely on a potentially warm day or when he is extremely anxious when moving from one location to another.
He is great trailering with lots of positive encouragement. He does well when the trailer is moving or when he has a companion riding with him. It takes me no more than 30 minutes to load him onto a ramp or step up trailer. He has lots of experience trailering as he has moved from California to Tennessee, and then finally New Hampshire.
He’s great taking baths and getting his sheath cleaned.
He is a kind, gentle spirit and loves to he brushed, treats and lots of affection. He is an amazing friend and a great companion. He can potentially be ridden but due to a tripping incident, I have stopped riding him altogether. He loves to work but needs an intermediate, experienced horse owner to commit to him.
He does have some PTSD and anxiety from being at the kill pen in California where he was rescued after being purchased by a kill buyer off the trailer. He deserves a good home that can offer him a lot of space and love. I am open to different owners as long as they are willing to give him his forever home. He is Up to Date on his vaccines.
He will come with his heavy weight winter blanket as well.
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