Success Story – March, 2020
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.