Gentle Giants: Butters
Please meet Butters. Butters is a coming 5 year old Haflinger/Belgian cross mare. We found Butters as a 4 year old at an auction in November of 2010. She was very ill- suffering from a punctured right eye, serious pneumonia, and racked with a high fever. Her respiratory rate was hovering around 50 breaths a minute. We outbid a meat broker, and bought her safety for $225. She was critical enough that the vet came to the auction house to start her treatment immediately, as we were concerned she was not stable enough to travel. With a bolus of IV antibiotics and some Banamine on board, she started on her way home. She wasn’t much to look at back then.
Butters is now fully recovered and healthy, and the only reminder of her ordeal is some vision loss on the right. You wouldn’t know if you weren’t told. She goes W/T/C and is a very nicely started green-bean with lots of try. Butters is still learning to balance herself, let alone balance herself with a rider. She sort of trucks around on her forehand and simply follows her nose right now, but she’s all heart and she works very hard to figure out what is being asked of her. Butters is very green, as in she’s still wiggly and can’t trot a straight line to save her life, or canter without sticking her nose to the outside- but she’s very easy to ride. With time and fitness, she’ll make a very nice little pleasure horse, trail horse, and would likely enjoy some low level showing or play day type stuff. And yes, she’s named for Butters of Southpark. We saw a resemblance.
Butters stands at 15.3 and still has a touch more growing to do, but it will likely be in bulk, not in height.
Adoption fee: $400
Just remember, this is Butters:
Sorry! I couldn’t help myself!!!