Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN, but moving soon
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He has beautiful eyes. Prior neglet horses make great companions when you can prove to them you an be trusted, so if you're using him for fun I think he might do well. I'd watch the feet as he grows and get someone experienced in nutrition to help balance out his feed to help correct the prior malnutrition. It may take supplements to make up for it. He shouldn't stop growing until he's four, and with the weight problems, you may be smart not to put an adult on him till 3 1/2 or 4. But you can ground train a horse to ride before that, even use a saddle and light weights after 1 1/2 years if you are careful. That might help you bond with him, and make saddle training less stressful. Coming from a rescue stable, I shy from the term breaking to ride. What you really want is to train. But I don't see anything in him that would stop him from any of that. He'll see-saw in height till he's done growing, but he could definitely use some stretches and excersize to build muscle.
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