Quarter Horse Cross
|COLOR: chestnut||MARKINGS: blaze, RH and LH socks||For Novice Handler|
|YOB: 1993||AGE: 28||HEIGHT: 15 hh||WEIGHT: 1100 lbs|
|LOCATION: Redmond, WA||ADOPTION FEE: $300||Online Adoption Application|
Ajax is sweet and gentlemanly, but his back story is much sadder. Ajax was “rescued” some time ago, but he was not receiving the care he needed. When his owners sold their farm, he was rehomed to someone completely inappropriate. This person tried to return him but his owners couldn’t take him back. A caring and concerned family member reached out to SAFE, and we were able to take him. Ajax is in pretty rough shape: he’s thin and malnourished, with possible Cushings and an old injury to his right eye. Despite all this, he is sweet and kind, and we are grateful for the chance to help him get healthy again. He has been turned out with other horses in the past, including mares and trailers easily.
We recently had the vet out to take a look at Ajax. His blood was checked for possible Cushings and luckily it came back negative. He also had a dental and at this point it is still inconclusive whether his eye is causing him pain or discomfort. Our vet took photos and will be discussing options. There is concern, because of his age, that eye removal may be difficult for him to handle.
Ajax is a social guy and gets attached to every horse in the paddock next to him. When they leave for training or come in to the barn at night, he gets upset. Recently, we brought in a new horse, Domino, a 25 year old Quarter Horse Paint. He was on quarantine on the property all by himself, so we brought Ajax over to help him settle in. Now the two get to enjoy grass turnout everyday with each other and are best buds.
We have a new horse who joined our herd late last week: Ajax, a 23 year old QH Type gelding, was “rescued” some time ago, but for the last few years, he did not receive the care he needed. When his owners sold their farm, he was rehomed to someone who wanted him as a gaming horse, something he was far from able to be. The new owner tried to return him but his old owners couldn’t take him back. He was facing euthanasia when a caring and concerned family member reached out to SAFE, and happily, we were able to take him.
Ajax is in pretty rough shape: he’s thin and malnourished, with possible Cushings and an old injury to his right eye. His body condition score is a 3 so we are free feeding him timothy and alfalfa to get his weight back up. As he gets healthier, we will slowly add senior grain and haystack to his diet. Our vet will evaluate his injured eye to determine if we can make him more comfortable.
Despite his poor condition, Ajax is sweet and kind, and we are grateful for the chance to help him get healthy again. He seems quite happy in this new environment. And no matter who is lucky enough to adopt Ajax in the future, SAFE will always be part of his life to ensure that he always has a lifetime of safety, love, and care. Welcome to the herd, Ajax. We’re so glad that you’re here with us.
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