Gold, 12yr, Perlino, Quareter horse, Gelding. Sweet, Gorgeous, In-Your-Pocket Boy That Gives Great Hugs!!

Beautiful pasture decoration with only light riding. Loves attention.

  • Horse Name: Gold
  • Price: $300
  • Private Treaty:
  • Location: Clayton, NC
  • Breed: Quarter Horse
  • Gender: Gelding
  • Height: 15.0 Hands
  • Color: Perlino
  • Foal Date:
  • Weight: 884 lbs
  • Registrations:
    • American Quarter Horse Association (5458536)
  • Temperament: 5 (1=Bombproof, 10=Hot)


This gorgeous guy some how ended up at the kill lot. Then he thought he had a chance! He was sent to quarantine so that he could go to his new home and it was there that the something terrible happened while he was waiting. His tail was broken and ripped off, and he had an impact fracture to his leg! His new owner was overwhelmed and going to put him down! She contacted PPER and we could not let that happen to this sweet, gorgeous, in your pocket boy.

Two different vets have seen him. His tail is now granulated and he may not need the operation. Unfortunately, radiographs of his hoof and leg showed that there was an impact/crush injury that was not treated. It had been infected and the infection caused holes in the bones and arthritis. Because it is now too late to treat this injury, he has mechanical lameness. While Gold is pasture sound and could still do pony rides, he will never be truly rideable. Gold still requires daily creams to be put on, but his tail is fully covered by scar tissue now. Unfortunately, very little hair is growing on that scar tissue, and he keeps scratching it open without the hair to protect it. If we can keep him from getting an infection in the tail, he may never need the operation.

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