- Horse Name: Rudy
- Price: $550
- Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
- Breed: Other
- Gender: Gelding
- Height: 15.2 Hands
- Color: Chestnut
- Foal Date:
- Weight: 1150 lbs
- Temperament: 3 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)
Rudy came to AAE with two of his buddies in mid-January 2018 from a neglect situation. He's about 25 years old, stands 15.2 hands, and weighed only about 875 pounds. He was also covered with ticks, with at least 50 removed so far and finding more every day. Rudy was started on a slow refeeding program consistent with UC Davis' protocol for rehabilitating starved horses. His teeth had also been neglected, but he was given time to stabilize and gain a bit of weight.
Though emaciated and starving, Rudy is a kind guy, but his focus is on his next feeding. He seems to enjoy attention, but he is indifferent at times, especially if there's food in his proximity.
So far, Rudy has also been very easy to handle, he is very patient with handling his hooves, and he enjoys grooming and attention.
He had much needed dental work, he's been dewormed, and his vaccines were updated.
Update: Rudy is now serviceably sound, and even enjoys playing in turnout! He is being lightly brought back into work, and so far
has been ridden at the walk and trot. Rudy is looking for a light riding home, and would be the perfect weekend horse for someone
just wanting to mosey around at the walk and jog. He has a very smooth trot, and is easy to saddle and bridle. Rudy is not a beginner horse as he will test a rider, he needs someone capable of confidently steering at the walk and trot.
Rudy is quiet and easy to handle on the ground, and will be a lovely companion for someone.
Adoption fee subject to change based on training. Please refer to website for current information.
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