Adopted: June 5, 2016
Blue has been home just over a month now and his family is totally in love! Blue is "everything you said he was! Kind, patient and gentle; comes when I call him and follows us around". Since being home, Blue has had no signs of COPD and is thoroughly enjoying his new life being spoiled :)
We are so happy for this deserving guy.
RIDER LEVEL: Beginner
SUITABILITY: English/Western Pleasure, Trails, etc
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC
ADOPTION FEE: $500
Blue is a very cute 13 year old, 15hh solid Paint gelding who arrived at the rescue this morning! He was a rescue originally bought with intent to use as a racehorse escort pony and, while he does his job well, his owner has a new baby and not enough time to continue working with him. He is a very mellow boy who is easy to handle. Blue is an easy keeper, is great with other horses, loads and hauls, is UTD on teeth, vaccines, deworming and hoof care.
He is very sweet to ride and goes English and Western, but has COPD so can't be a performance horse. According to his prior owner, Blue is a very easy going guy who is great on the trails and safe for just about anyone! Got a message from another person who used to know him and she said "he's a good horse. And to add to being a track pony he's been ridden on the beach, worked cows, games, trails... Loves the trails and is very level headed even when the horses around him are being 'silly'."
He is a great bombproof riding horse with a lot of energy. His breathing was elevated the whole time but no coughing and never hit a level that seemed at all stressful for him. I spent most of the ride asking him to slow down so he wouldn't over extend himself. Dr. Paton feels that there is no reason he can't have a functional life as a moderate level riding horse. The main concern with him is avoiding a recurrence of the last attack.
He can never be kept in a barn, his hay needs to be good quality and wetted down thoroughly and he gets a small amount of meds added to his feed daily as a preventative. These seem like small things but they are crucial for his well being. It was very hard to pull him out of his last COPD attack and it's very worrisome to think what might happen to him if it occurs again.
Blue is an amazing little guy with personality plus, we have all fallen in love with him here. He is available for adoption to a very special home that can provide him with the care he needs. Until the right home comes along this lovely blue eyed boy can hang out here and make J&M Acres Horse Rescue a bit prettier ♡
He has been passed around a few times in his life (through no fault of his own) so we are looking forward to helping him find his FOREVER family.
He is located in Maple Ridge and his adoption fee is $500. We will assess him ASAP and will post more as we get to know him :) If you think you may be interested in this handsome fellow, please submit an adoption application and get pre-approved today!