Free 2005 Ottb gelding in Central PA
I have come to the decision I need to look for a different situation for this guy. His name is Coastal Petrel his pedigree is here: http://www.pedigreequery.com/coastal+petrel
Back in June a friend called me and said there were some horses down the road from her that were in a bad way and she had permission to go look at them and rehome them. The owner was in hospice with Stage 4 cancer and asked his former jockey & exercise rider to check on the horses, when they did it turns out the "caretaker" was very frightened and therefore the horses had really suffered for atleast 6 weeks. Coast was skin & bones and had not been out of his stall in a long time. Nor had it been mucked. He had one shoe on and was standing in his own filth. His feet were so thrushy and soft and the soles eaten away.
From laying in the filth his hair had been "burned" away and he had sores all over him.
There were several like this and we could NOT leave them there they were not going to make it much longer. So I took him home and we began the process of rehabbing him.
He was an excellent patient and a very good eater. His feet are much better, we have him shod all the way around and his soles are slowly getting better.
He still needs some more weight and definitely has no muscle tone. But he is ready to start some sort of work.
He is over 17 hands and I am a middle aged, out of shape 5'1" so he is really not appropriate for me to start at this time. he does have an "ankle" that is set and doesnt bother him in the least. He is up to date on everything and ready to continue on with some exercise.
He would really benefit from more turnout than I could provide to help build his muscles by walking around more.
This is a very handsome guy and I would be happy to email or text pictures to anyone interested. I dont get on this site as much as I would like to so feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org