- Horse Name: Big
- Price: $550
- Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
- Breed: Mustang
- Gender: Gelding
- Height: 15.2 Hands
- Color: Bay
- Foal Date:
- Weight: 1000 lbs
- Temperament: 4 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)
If you are interested in adopting this horse, please submit an Adoption Inquiry via AAE's website; No texts please: https://www.allaboutequine.org/how-to-adopt.html.
Big came to AAE with his two buddies, Rich and Texas, in January 2019 after an eight year abandonment on a large property. These boys had a crappy time finding a forever home. They have a long story, and our understanding is these were three-strike mustangs that came to California in 2009 after removal from a neglect situation in Nebraska. Long story short, they were placed on a large, beautiful foster property, part of a group of 10, and when the foster returned to remove them, they were unable to load the three and left them behind. They lived on the foster property for years until it was sold. Little is known about prior handling, though we believe they had at least some gentling. However, these guys were fera and; none of the three were halterable at the time we picked them up.
Big is a curious and somewhat confident guy. He is curious about humans and willing to try, but reactive and loses confidence when he feels too much pressure. He can be haltered in a small space with a patient and slow approach.
Big spent several weeks at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center as a part of the Advanced Course for Horsemanship learning basic groundwork and Monty's starting method; however, he has not been ridden. Since returning, Big is slowly gaining confidence. He does best when he has consecutive days of interaction. Big has a lot of try! Big needs a person experienced with gentling and starting a mustang, and someone willing to give him patience, consistency, and continuity (day after day). He is not suitable for a beginner.
Big is current with hoof and dental care, vaccines and deworming. He has a microchip.
Adoption fee subject to change based on training; see website for current information: https://www.allaboutequine.org/adopt-a-horse.html.