Rowan's Hunter is an eye-catching ~2005, 16h grade Paint-type gelding seeking a new home. After many years of dedication to him, Rowan's owner has sadly been hospitalized and is unable to continue caring for him. It is the hope of his caretaker that he can find a home where he will be loved and cherished until the end of his days, just as his owner intended for him.
Due to an old injury to the left hind suspensory, Rowan would be suited primarily as a companion horse. He may be able to be very lightly ridden at the walk for pleasure/trails, but it has been several years since he was last ridden and would need a refresher. To what degree, we don't know. We did get to observe him lunged in both directions, for which he was quite excited and fresh. When he came back down to the trot, it was evident that he was off on the left hind. He was also slightly sore along his topline, especially in the right withers and left croup area, which could very well be due to compensating for the left hind. All of this is why we suggest that he find a home primarily as a companion.
Rowan has been managed on half-day turnout in a mixed herd. He keeps a neutral position within the herd and really doesn't cause any issues with the other horses. Due to pink skin around his right eye, he wears a fly mask year-round when turned out during the day to protect his skin from the sun. Rowan is barefoot and muzzled during seasons when the grass is growing. He is HYPP positive, but has had no issues since being on his medication (acetazolamide 2x/day).
Rowan stands well for the vet and farrier, is good in a stall, ties and bathes. He is UTD on care and just needs to find his new home. Could you be the one? Inquire about Rowan today!
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