16.0 Hand 2011 Bay Gelding
Career Starts 26 : 0-4-3 race record
Adoption Fee: Waived
Will has come back into the program from his last family as they have lost interest in horses. Will can still be lightly ridden on the trail. He does not need maintenance to stay comfortable to be in the pasture but if you ride him you will need to supplement with Equiox or Bute. Currently barefoot and can stay that way depending on terrain. We are currently putting some weight back on him as I don't feel he was properly fed over the winter. He is gaining weight nicely with no special supplements or feed.
I am very saddened by this update. We took Will to the vet this past Friday for a lameness exam for what I thought was maybe a pulled muscle or tendon up high due to running around and playing in the mud after all of this rain. Our news was not good. Will has degenerative changes in his stifle. What this means for his future is, Will is comfortable as a walk/trot pleasure trail horse or therapeutic horse. The changes in his stifle are such that the movement at the walk and trot don't seem to bother him at all, however to canter him you will notice a hitch in his stride or will not canter at all. After xrays and a through work up our Vet feels that he rates himself enough (self preservation) that he does not need to be on any joint supplements or Equioxx on a regular basis, however he may need an equioxx occasionally depending on how hard he is ridden. His future as a canter/jumping horse is non-existent. I am heart broken by this news but Will is an amazing horse with an equally amazing gentle temperament that would be suitable for a therapy horse or a casual walk/trot trail horse for someone. He has been out on our trails, creeks, fields etc. He has stood in the cross ties for extended periods of time to be groomed. He can go barefoot. We are looking for a special home for Will. If you know of a home that would be a good fit for him please contact us.