Valor

SEX:
Gelding
BREED:
Quarter Horse
REGISTERED NAME:
TBD
COLOR:
Chestnut
MARKINGS:
Blaze, two hind socks
DOB:
Jan 19, 2014
AGE:
3
HEIGHT:
14.2
WEIGHT:

818 lbs

LOCATION:
Redmond
ADOPTION FEE:
TBD
Online Adoption Application

 

Valor and his five herdmates were surrendered to SAFE by their owner, who was no longer physically or financially able to properly care for them. The horses were in decent weight but had not had farrier or dental care in some time. Valor came to SAFE as a stallion, but has been successfully gelded and is recovering well. He has a hernia, which will need to be surgically corrected after he is fully healed from his gelding. We also suspect that he has upward fixation of the patella, so he will likely undergo a minimally invasive procedure to correct that as well. Despite these medical needs, Valor is a fine young horse who is handsome, gentle, and bright. He is already getting lots of handling on the ground with SAFE volunteer rider Jolene, who can’t stop raving about what a good boy he is. Valor will benefit immensely from SAFE’s training program, and should have a very bright future ahead of him.

Valor will likely be offered for adoption as a riding horse. His adoption fee will be determined once he begins training and will be in the range of $1,500 – $2,500.

Six new horses to introduce

SAFE has recently taken in 6 new horses. They were surrendered to us by their owner, who was no longer able to care for them, due to physical and financial set backs. The horses were all in decent weight, but had not received farrier or dental care in many years. Most had extremely overgrown feet, causing lameness and discomfort. Two other horses belonging to the same owner were humanely euthanized due to pain and old age.

Our decision to take these horses was based on several factors. We felt that without our intervention, the horses would continue to suffer, and were likely to become thin once winter set in. We also have reason to believe that there was a genuine risk that one or all of the mares would be impregnated, either accidentally or intentionally.

The six horses now reside at Safe Harbor in Redmond. Valor is stalled at night and spends his days in a private paddock. The other five are living together in a small pasture where they can be safely quarantined from the rest of the herd.

Valor
3 year old QH stallion, now a gelding
  Nashville
11 year old QH mare
dam of Valor
  Angel
27 year old QH mare
dam of Cosmo
  Cosmo
13 year old QH gelding
son of Angel
  CJ (Calamity Jane)
17 year old QH mare
  Renee
19 year old QH mare

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