Pellinore aka Henry
Gray Arabian Gelding.
Appx. 15.1 hands. Appx. 5-6 yrs. This is a very high strung boy.
From watching him tear around the pens, it seems as if he has not
been around other horses enough to know horse behavior. He will
lead on a halter, but does not seem to have been handled a lot.
He has a bone chip under his jaw which has protruded and there is
calcium buildup. A nice mover, but he would definitely require a
person with a lot of experience.
10-20-00 This lovely horse has settled in nicely.
He is approachable and curious. Still pretty shy, but he has a
very kind eye.
UPDATE - While it may not suit him, this boy's
new name is Henry---named after Cindy Henry, the AHRN friend,
volunteer, worker-bee and board member, who died suddenly one
month ago. I check Gail's board regularly, and last week got this
gut feeling that this handsome, elegant boy's days might just
be running out. I thought of taking him for myself as I have been
looking for a second horse, but he may need more than I can give.
However, I knew an email to a handful of AHRN supporters would
raise the money to get him out and safe and cared for. I do not
miss all the work from when the AHRN was running full steam, but
I can't say no when know we can jump in and help.
Henry will be picked up on Saturday (Oct 28) and
he will go to one of the AHRN's main foster homes---Cindy and
Katie B.-- in Banning. He will be given the time he needs to settle,
have that jaw looked at and all else he may require. At some point
when he's more relaxed and trusting, Katie will see if he is broke
to ride and how much he knows. (Katie used to get on all the AHRN
horses---she is a beautiful, kind and talented rider)---and then
we will work on finding him his own person suitable for his abilities.
Thanks for letting us help when we can. This one's
for you Cindy H.!!!!
Special thanks to Diane M. Barbara Z and Valerie
H---who always jump in when needed.
Roseann -- Arabian Horse Rescue Network
Update 12/22/00 - Somewhere along the line
Henry must have had an accident---as in, a riding accident where
he fell. When he is being worked and loses his balance...he
panics...so right now Katie is working with him from the ground
up with the help of a friend in the neighborhood.
Katie has ridden him, and he's fine...but if you look at the one
body photo on your site, you will see a white spot on both front
knees...he's taken a fall somewhere along the line.
But Katie is enjoying him---he has lotsa of personality.
3/27/01 - Henry has a new name! He deserved something a tad
more dignified...his new name is Pellinore. Named after another
character from the Arthurian Legend. King Pellinore was a befuddled
old coot, but he was the other (Merlin the first) best friend
to King Arthur.
(the horse formerly known as Henry) also has a new home....with
a bit more on Pellinore...
I find that
I am really really liking this boy's head...he's very kind and
willing. But I don't think he's had alot of 'good' kind one-on-one
with humans. He isn't afraid, just not sure and is amazed at things
like carrots and cookies. Cindy had told me that when he got to
her place he didn't know what a carrot was. (Arthur used to think
that meant it wasn't a REAL horse.) He stood quietly tied while
I groomed him, and worked on the lungeline nicely, while Merlin
stood on the periphery of the circle--observing. But he was alert
a bit at feeding time---but I am going to start just leaving his
stall door and Merlin's open since they get the same feed, and
there's no competition. Their personalities are almost the same
(except Merlin is a tad more vain)...neither would vy for top
horse, and would walk away from a confrontation---but would protect
his teeth done Saturday and needs a hoof trim as well. I get the
impression that once we establish our relationship, and he realizes
this might just be his last stop, he's going to be as loyal as
some golden retrievers I know.
6/3/02 - Pellinore was afraid of everything when he arrived
at my place a year ago. So we started from scratch. Late last
year he was ready for a rider, and while I may be a little crazy,
I am NOT stupid. So I called a young man from my area that I'd
seen ride at a Mark Rashid clinic the summer before. He was the
first one to get on Pellinore and school him. Shortly after that
he moved away. My attempts on riding him were ok, with two exceptions---I
came off. I went througha period of thinking maybe he was more
than I could handle in my old age. But I started to look around
and found a wonderful young lady (rider in the photos) to come
to the house and school him four days a week. She had the ability
and confidence to quietly ride him forward and stay out of his
way while he learned to balance himself.
this past week I started riding him, and each day we gain more
confidence in each other. He is smart, and incredibly soft and
very very serious about his work. Maybe in spring we'll do some
dressage schooling shows.