description: 2006 chestnut Quarter Horse gelding
type of rescue: owner surrender
intake date: 10/7/2016
adoption date: 5/6/2017
length of time with SAFE: 6 months
ADOPTED!! by Barbara of Woodinville WA
Rico is one of five horses surrendered to SAFE after their owner passed away unexpectedly. Rico is a sweet and well‐socialized gelding who loves attention. He’s quite accustomed to living in a herd, so he gets along really well with other horses. Rico had a pretty bad injury to his right front many years before her was rescued, and this has caused irritation to his deep digital flexor tendon. Because of this Rico was offered for adoption as a companion horse.
Barbara came to SAFE looking for a companion for her horse, Fiona. She was lonely after losing her pasture mate and Barbara knew she needed a friend. After the adoption trial was over, Barbara had this to say: “Rico has totally settled in and stolen the hearts of the humans and other animals at my farm. He has comfortably explored every corner of the pasture and seems to enjoy playing with Fiona.”