Viking is a likable, special needs senior wishing for his dream retirement pasture to come along. He is estimated at around 30 years old which would make him a grandpa for sure! He came to us from an animal control neglect case after being found to be extremely emaciated. Since 2014 he has made vast improvements to his weight and increased his desire for attention. Viking is smaller than most horses but still stands his ground and loves to do his thing here at our sanctuary. His favorite activities are relaxing and checking the barn doors regularly in case they aren't latched properly. He would make a great companion horse to have around the barn and would be wonderful around children or kids. He has Cushing's Disease, which requires that he be on a special diet and supplements, but otherwise is relatively low maintenance.
Senior, Male, Medium
Jake is an estimated 22 year old Thoroughbred mix around 16 hands tall. He had been dumped with wild horses in central Oregon and had wandered for quite some time with shoes on a couple feet. Thankfully he was rescued and transferred to Sanctuary One. Since his feet were not properly cared-for when he was in the wild, he has a bit of lingering hoof disease and he will not be ride able. Jake requires extra care by the staff throughout the year but especially in the winter. At times he is unable to hold himself up and exhibits a condition known as âWobblesâ His special needs require an expensive form of all natural herbs (Chinese cervical formula blend) as well as a certain type of horse feed. These herbs help him stay strong and maintain a wonderful weight. Along with donated acupuncture sessions with Dr. Judkins of Animalkind Holistic Vet Clinic, Jake has continued to improve dramatically throughout the last year.
Adult, Male, Large
Scout is a handsome, registered 17 year old pinto gelding measuring at around 15.2 hands. He is a unique boy with a fleck of blue in one eye and the funniest little mustache. Scout came to Sanctuary One after his owner passed away in 2014. He loves to interact with people and has been a wonderful addition to our farm. He has a premature sway back so cannot be ridden unless a specially sized saddle is made. Scout is rather confident and does not care about the rope between his legs. He yields both ends nicely and is curious and engaged with people. He could always use more circle games on hillsides to help him build his topline muscles This spunky but affectionate lad would make a delightful pet to any pasture and farm. Be prepared!! He just loves to be brushed and his favorite activity is rubbing his face on you while seeking out attention.
Adult, Male, Large
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