Breed and Color: Buckskin Quarter Horse or QH Cross
Height: 14.2 hh
Say hello to Spirit! Or, more likely, Spirit will be over to say hello before you can even raise your hand for a welcoming wave. This boy is one of the friendliest, mellowest, and sweetest horses around. If you told us that his parents were Golden Retrievers we wouldn’t be surprised; he is just one big puppy dog that loves to be with people. Be prepared, though, because he does love and expect lots of pets, scratches, and cuddles from anyone within reach! In addition to this good boy’s stellar personality, Spirit is also a dead-broke former ranch horse with more “woah” than “go” and talent to spare. Though he’s getting older, he still has a lot of life left and wants a job to do. Our dream for this gentle spirit would be for him to find a home to retire in or to enjoy as a cherished casual kids’ horse.
When he isn’t hanging out with his human friends, Spirit enjoys paddock living with a mixed herd of fellow rescues. He’s a mid-ranking boy in his crew and isn’t afraid to put other horses in their place. However, his best friend is one of the lower-ranking horses in the herd, so he’s still a sweetie.
Spirit is up-to-date on vaccines, worming, teeth float, farrier, and vetting.
Recommended Rider: Suitable for all levels of riders, including kids. Due to his age, Spirit needs a rider under 130 lbs and a light workload of a few half-hour rides per week max.
Adoption Requirements: Spirit’s best buddy is Rain, a pretty paint mare currently in training. Because of their bond, they should be adopted together.
Ailments/Limitations: As expected with his age, Spirit has arthritis and also has a calcified bone overgrowth in his right front pastern. The joint is still intact, though, and doesn’t seem to cause him too much pain or limitation. Because of this, Spirit is looking for a home that will invest in the proper care and supplements to keep him feeling young and lively. He is also a guy that needs to have his teeth cared for regularly.