** Success Story – Adopted August, 2020, as a therapy horse!**
Kix is an 18 year old, AQHA registered gelding who had one owner his entire life. When his owner was diagnosed with a terminal illness, his family reached out and asked for help.
Kix was trained as a young horse, but has been an 1100 pound pet for the last decade, giving young kids lead-around rides but not being ridden independently. He has always had a mare companion. He is respectful on the ground, ties, leads, stands for the farrier, and has received refreshers in such things as fly spray and lunging.
Kix is adoptable to the absolutely perfect forever home. We are adopting him as a companion who has lead-lined kids bareback. Based on our trainer’s assessment of him, he would need to be completely re-started under tack to be a riding horse. He accepts a saddle, but bucks when asked to move forward fully tacked (without a rider). By filling out an adoption application for him, you are agreeing that you understand the above information and that your intent is to 1) adopt a companion or 2) invest in professional training.
As with all Safe Harbor horses, Kix is up to date on vaccinations, Coggins, has had a dental check, dewormed, and farrier. He is currently barefoot and has good feet.