We have a new horse joining our herd this week. Gunnar is an 11 year old stallion who was surrendered to SAFE through our Community Outreach Program after his owner was no longer able to care for him. He’s a very nice horse, gentle and gentlemanly, and his life is about to change in a big way after he’s transformed into a happy gelding. However, he is not currently in good enough health to sustain surgery, and he has a heart murmur that is concerning to our veterinarian. But he will be gelded as soon as we are able to safely do so. Fortunately Gunnar is very well behaved and seems to show little interest in other horses, even mares. Gunnar also has a deformed knee which we are told was an injury he sustained during birth. We’ve done xrays of both the knee and the hoof, and see no signs of anything concerning in either structure. Gunnar appears very sound, and is able to run and play despite the way his knee looks. We plan to evaluate him as a possible companion horse, which may entail some groundwork training before we can offer him for adoption. But he is a very sweet guy, and we are hopeful that we can either find him a home, or place him with a sanctuary.