Available for: Sponsorship
The Exceller Fund received a call that a gelding at Los Alamitos in Southern California needed a place to go so Gifford's Kid (aka Adam) joined The Exceller Fund family. Adam has been diagnosed with laminitis and pedal osteitis in one hoof. The vet and farrier feel that with proper maintenance of the hoof, Adam can be comfortable and may be okay for light riding at a walk.
Currently he is sound at the walk and does not appear to be in pain. He is very calm and very loving, so we are looking to see if someone, or a group of people, are willing to sponsor his care or possibly find a therapuetic riding program for him to call home. He may also be a good horse for a beginner who would like to learn how to groom a horse, put tack on a horse, and learn basic riding at the walk.
Adam has such a neat personality. He is a complete love sponge and will stand very patiently while you fuss over him. He loves attention and likes to make goofy faces for the camera. He would love to find his forever home!
Update Jan. 2012: While Adam is great with people and adores the attention, his hoof wall continues to deteriorate and he is no longer suitable for any type of riding. We hope to keep him as comfortable as we can as long as we can.
Update June 2012: Adam has been moved to our permanent retirement farm, Out2Pasture, in MO where he will remain for the rest of his days with several other The Exceller Fund horses. He made the trip with ease and has settled right into his new home. He quickly learned what "green grass" is! Thank you to the Brennan Equine Welfare Fund for making this possible with a grant for his transportation!