Star. Ranch horse. Possibly used in roping previously.
Appx. 16-18 yrs. Appx. 15.2 - 3 hands. This horse has just come
back from one of the better camps. He has been well fed and cared
fact, he is fat. He is sore in front and was receiving Bute everyday
to do his job. Now that the summer camps are closing, they no longer
need his services.
A big stout horse that would require an intermediate rider
and someone willing to get him the best possible farrier care.
Got Buddy's feet done yesterday, they look a lot better, didn't
put any shoes on him cause the vet was coming out today, he has
no heel in the back. Vet came out and gave him his shots, didn't
need his teeth floated, says he's no older then 20. He's got arthritis
in his left back hock (no wonder he didn't want to jump! that
the reason why the camp lady got rid of him said he wouldn't jump.)
and in his right knee. Going to start him on glucosamine and see
if it will help him, poor guy. He is the sweetest horse, so gentle,
talks to me when ever I come out. We just love him! Becky
- Rode Buddy a little on Sunday, it was the 1st time, he's very
responsive, just walked him, but he wanted to do more, or
maybe he thought he had to do more, I think that was the case.
Didn't even bother him to leave the other horses but they sure
were calling him, my gelding loves him already, I put them all
together now, I know it's soon, but I'm taking the chance, they
get along really well, Buddy is not aggressive at all but they
respect him, he's such a good horse, I'm sure his life has not
always been so good, but he's got a new life here with us and
we will take care of him till the end.
- Haven't sent you an update on Buddy in awhile, I've had him
on the pysillium
for alittle over 2 weeks now and he is all firmed up! I'm so
glad it feels
good to walk out and see all those firm poo's (only from a horse
person) Buddy and my other 2 horses get along so good, I love
to look out my
window and see the 3 of them standing head to head to head, it's
sharing stories, I'm sure Buddy has a few to tell!
We have decided
not to have my husband ride him, we think that it would
be too much weight for his arthritis, we take him out for hand
walks and short rides down the road, he seems to enjoy these.
He will be retired to these walks and pony rides for the cute
little girl next door. We just love