Jareth is a 30-year-old Arabian gelding who came to us neglected and near death. He was a BCS 1, with a heart murmur caused by malnutrition. This sweet old man was obviously loved in a previous life. He loves people, enjoys grooming, stands ground-tied for a bath, loads in a trailer, stands for the farrier – in short, everything that a horse with training should know.
From his intake in September, Jareth will need about 6 months of good food to regain the amount of weight he needs. He is currently receiving 3 meals of Equine Senior plus soaked alfalfa per day. He can chew fine-stem hay and so we allow him to “pick” what he wants from square bales. He lives outdoors when the weather is nice and has a warm blanket and stall when it’s not. Once he gains the needed weight, we will evaluate whether or not he can be ridden; he may make a wonderful first horse for a child. Arabians tend to have long lives, and there are several 35 or older still actively competing – so his age is not a limiting factor to his future.
We anticipate Jareth being available for adoption in Spring, 2020.
If you would like to assist with the ongoing costs of Jareth’s rehabilitation, please donate here or by PayPal via firstname.lastname@example.org.