Adopted: August 21, 2014
Roger is doing fantastic at his new home! He has two little girls and a young boy of his very own. He is being spoiled and loved! He is going great under-saddle and they have a great coach who has been working with him and his new family. We are so happy for this lovely boy :)
REGISTERED NAME: Rogerthedodger
AGE: 11 y/o (April 2, 2003)
RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate
SUITABILITY: Driving, English/Western Pleasure, Trails, Dressage
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Roger is a 2003 Standardbred gelding who just turned 11 years old in April. He is registered as RogerTheDodger and had an outstanding racing career with 163 starts earning almost $98,000. Despite having a lengthy racing career he retired sound in April 2012.
Some of you may remember him as he came in mid-April after finishing his racing career to find a new home. He was subsequently adopted in July 2012 and renamed "Rowdy". Unfortunately, due to changes in the adopters property lease arrangement, they will no longer have a place to keep him and he has come back into the rescue to find a new home.
Below is the updated information on Rowdy from the previous two years during his adoption:
Rowdy has been with me for about 2 years now and we love him to death. My 8yo son loves to groom him and Rowdy stands quietly while an inexperienced young boy struggles to pick his feet correctly.
We have spent a lot of time in stilling great ground manners on Rowdy as there are lots of kids around our place all the time. Ditto for dogs, bikes and lots of other scary things that he needed to get used to in order to be a well-behaved man in a family environment.
Rowdy walks down the road in hand quietly and doesn't flinch or get spooked by vehicles, dogs, ducks flying out of ditches or landmines.;-)
Rowdy has done light trails with no issues and has also gone down country roads without issue. I have only walked and trotted him in a western saddle. My young son has also ridden him on our property as well as down the roads where we live under my lead.
I think Rowdy would excel in an intermediate home with children and I would not hesitate saying that he would be a great horse for a pre-teen as he loves kids.