Adopted: April 28, 2016
Buster has been doing great at his new home in Alberta! His new mom adores him and is loving watching his progress as he continues to fill in and build some muscle. She has been free lunging him and discovered that he loves jumping! She will be having her first ride on him soon and we look forward to hearing the progress.
So happy that this handsome boy is in a home that loves him :)
RIDER LEVEL: Intermediate+
SUITABILITY: English/Western Pleasure, Trails, etc
LOCATION: Maple Ridge, BC
ADOPTION FEE: $250
Buster is a 5 y/o Thoroughbred gelding who was an owner surrender as his person was no longer able to care for him. He stands approx 15.2hh and is well put-together. He is not papered and never raced. He's green broke and was backed for 90 days before December (last ridden around Christmas). He goes walk/trot/canter and is quite easy and sensible, but would be best for an intermediate+ rider/handler until he has some more miles and training. He is sound with clean legs but one of his fronts is a little turned out, which is why he never raced. He gets along well with other horses and is UTD on worming and just had his hooves done.
UPDATE [April 11, 2016]: Unfortunately, Buster did not arrive in the condition we expected him to. The difference between the pictures we received (above) previously to now (below) is appalling. He has dropped an enormous amount of weight, has bad mud fever and is covered in bite marks. Since arriving at the rescue, he has been de-wormed, is on dry footing, has his own shelter and is housed with a buddy who is not beating him up. He will need some TLC but deserves a loving family.
UPDATE [April 15, 2016]: Amy here. I just met Buster myself tonight and I just have to say how appalled I was to see his condition in person... The pictures Julie posted really don't do justice to how thin he is. Neither does this one. It is a real shame. That said, he really is a darling boy and enjoyed some good shoulder scratches :) We have him on Timothy and hi-fat pellets now, so he should be looking better in no time!
We are currently open to offers from individuals willing to complete his rehab for a reduced adoption fee and extended trial period. This boy is unsure of why he is here, but he is super sweet and we know he will blossom in the right home.
Contact us if you are interested in this handsome young man and are able to give him the home he deserves.