Okay so this place is kind of ridiculous. I went to look at Toccoa today after they told me he had great ground manners and yadayadayada. Anyway, in order to actually get to the rescue itself you have to drive off road through 4 separate fields. When you finally get there, their "rescue" is a little makeshift 4 stall barn in the middle of a pasture. Okay okay that's fine, they go according to donations.
I get there and no one says hi or anything to me. AWKWARD. They're all just sitting there chatting among themselves, kinda ignoring me. One lady tells the boy to go get Toccoa. They couldn't find a leadrope so they gave him a set of reins instead.
As he was getting Toccoa I walked out to get my camera and happen to glance over at the kid struggling to put the halter on him. The walk him up and he's acting just fine. I start to take my second pic and he starts getting antsy and wont hold still for the boy holding him.
So, after I take the pics I go ahead and take the lead rope and walk him in a circle. I stop and he sorta kinda stops. Ok. I walk him in a circle again and he starts to invade my space, I kinda push him out. I stop, he stops. I tell him to back up and after about 7 "BACK UP's", tugging on the lead line, and pushing into his chest as hard as I can, he starts to back up.
I walk him in a circle again and about this time he just completely tunes me out. He's pushing into me and wont settle down.
He finally gets to the point of where he would rather be with his "girlfriend" and just completely drags me across the field.
None of the rescue employees are doing anything or saying anything.
While this is all going on its raining and the ground is muddy in most places..
I was so embarrased but more than embarrassed I am PISSED and how these people are acting. Like they couldn't give two sh*ts about whats going on.
So, Toccoa was a DEFINITE no go and I left soaked, muddied, and fairly embarrassed.
The only pictures I ended up taking.