Breed and Color: Paint Quarter Horse or QH Cross
Height: TBD hh
A mix of splattered caramel and creamy white grace the coat of cute, old Rooster. As one of the newest rescue horses at Believe, this gentleman is just settling in and getting comfortable after being released from an extended stay in quarantine, so we are still getting to know him! He and his two buddies stayed longer than usual after being saved from auction because of their thin, fragile states. Now a few months later, he has plumped up a bit but is still working hard to pack on the pounds and fill his frame. It seems he might still have a working man’s metabolism! Our team is doing some digging into Rooster’s history, but signs are already pointing to him being a former ranch horse in Wyoming. He shares a similar brand mark to his fellow rescue, Rory, and another horse rescued by Believe a few years ago. As you’d expect of a former dude horse, Rooster has been pretty easygoing since his arrival and has made himself at home. He likes to meander around his paddock to casually investigate goings-on and is a bit more independent than his roommates. He isn’t unfriendly, though, and is happy to receive some pats and scratches when offered.
Rooster is being housed with his two quarantine friends, both geldings, and seems to be pretty comfortable in the middle or lower ranks with those two. So far, he has had one visit with the farrier and handled it beautifully.
Rooster is up-to-date on vaccines, worming, teeth float, farrier, and vetting.
Recommended Rider: Rooster is a former ranch horse that is rumored to be dead-broke and kid-safe. Because of his age, though, this old chap deserves to be retired and living the good life. However, after evaluation and fattening up, our trainer may find that he could tolerate an occasional light kids ride. Stay tuned for updates!
Adoption Requirements: Rooster was recently rescued with two other geldings, senior Reece and teen Rory. We are still getting to know the group and are excited to observe their personalities and interactions!
Ailments/Limitations: This senior gentleman came into rescue severely underweight. His teeth aren’t in the best shape and he has trouble chewing. Luckily, he has a healthy appetite and enjoys slurping his mash to pack on some much-needed weight. But he will need continued special care to make sure he is able to eat comfortably.
ROOSTER IS STILL CURRENTLY UNDERGOING TRAINING AND EVALUATION AT BELIEVE RANCH & RESCUE AND IS NOT CURRENTLY UP FOR ADOPTION. HOWEVER, HE WILL BE AVAILABLE AND LOOKING FOR HIS FOREVER HOME SOON!