I've come to the heartbreaking realization I can no longer keep my 1/2 Arabian 1/2 Tennessee Walking Horse gelding, Ariel. Finances are such that I can't do right by him any longer and I need to give him up for the welfare of my family. He is suitable for light riding only due to a condition that prevents his blood from producing platelets. He seems to tire easily, but he doesn't require any medication.
I would give him to someone who could give him the basic care he needs and could prove to me they could provide him a good home. There are also about 15 square bales of grass hay and 4 big round bales of grass hay that go with him. Here is some information about him.
-20 years old last May
-well trained and has good ground manners
-responds well to a full-cheek snaffle
-I've always trail ridden him and I've taken him on the road quite a bit
-looks much younger than he is, very cute
-trailers well (at least in stock type trailer, not sure about the other kind)
-gets along great with all other livestock, especially goats
-light grey with "freckles" (ok...he's a flea bitten gray)
-hooves and legs seem sound, though hooves are a bit long and broken on the ends due to not being able to afford farrier, one trim would fix most of it though
-respects his electric fence
-no shots or coggins this year, but did have all his shots last year and a negative coggins last year, he hasn't been anywhere near any other horses in that time, he's always been responsibly and skillfully handled and cared for til now
-wormed with Ziremectin Gold
-likes children but they need to be supervised by a knowledgeable, experienced adult
-once he knows and trusts you he'll do anything for you, becomes very affectionate and bonded to people
-would be great companion for another horse or a person who would like a pet to groom and ride lightly
-he's not what my grandmother would call a "dead head", there is still some spirit in those bones, but he's very sensible about it
-I've known this horse his whole life and can answer questions about his history and even about his parents
That's all I can think of right now. I know its a long post, but I want anyone interested to know everything there is to know about him so they can make an informed decision. I just want to find Arie a good home where he'll be treated with the kindness he deserves for being such a good boy his whole life.