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Finn suffered a pasture injury before coming to SAFE and his owner was unable to afford to have a vet out to treat his infected wound. We offered to take him into our rescue program, and ownership was signed over to us. Finn was taken straight to NWESC where Dr Hannah treated him for a 5″ deep infected puncture wound in his shoulder, which healed completely after a few weeks of intensive care. We were told when we took him that Finn was unable to be ridden due to an old injury he sustained when he was started under saddle, but we have not been able to determine exactly what that injury was. However, Finn does have some serious hoof issues that require special care in order to keep him comfortable. He has chronic laminitis, and needs to be kept off grass to prevent any further flareups of that condition. He also has navicular syndrome, or caudal heel pain, and he wares soft ride boots while in turnout in order to keep him comfortable.
Finn has a sweet personality and has become a volunteer favorite. He is an amazing companion for other horses, doing well with mares, geldings and young horses. He can also do well on his own with a goat or sheep as a companion. To prevent a laminitis flare up, Finn cannot be turned out in a pasture with grass without a grazing muzzle and is currently very happy on a dry lot with another horse. He had a bad experience in his past with being tied so we have taught him to ground tie. Finn is not a perfect horse, but he could be perfect for the right home. Will you give Finn the forever home he deserves? By adopting a SAFE companion horse, you help save the life of the next horse we take in! Although they are not suitable for riding, you could train them for other purposes. You could teach them tricks, liberty work, or you could participate with them in NAWD’s 6 feet on the ground program. Finn is ready for a person and a home to call his own and he will make someone a wonderful friend and companion.