I have a 2 year old paint pony/horse. He is around 13 hand and probably wont get no taller than 14 hands. I got him from an auction a year ago. He is free to an approved home. and the reason why he is free is because he has a club foot and just recently his one testicle dropped down. so he is half stallion/gelding.Also i have a mare and i dont need an oops foal. I dont have the money for his surgery for his club foot. but i have my ferrier just keep his heel trimmed down and he is fine, he gets around fine and i sound other than that. He ties,bathes and is ok for ferrier and vet. He is not broke to ride but he quiet enough that i give my 2 year old neice pony rides on him bareback. He a companion horse only unless you can afford to have his surgery done then he would be rideable. He must go, please have that heart for this sweet young man please call ### ### #### please help i dont wanna take him back where i got him.
You bought him a year ago? So you freely admit you know the horse is male? And yet, all of a sudden you can’t afford to geld him and have to give him away because you don’t want “an oops foal”. Are you sure he can even procreate? According to the ad he’s only half a stallion!
Psst. Just as a side note, for your own edification, one dropped testicle does not a half stallion make. Until you remove the balls completely (and please, this horse should NOT be kept a stallion!) he is a stallion and not a gelding. Just because you can’t see one doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist!
As for the club foot, you’ve kind of shot yourself in your own foot, credibility-wise, after that half stallion comment. If I were to look at this horse, I would have my own vet take a look-see to determine if surgery really is required. For more information on clubbed hooves, there’s a decent article on The Horse (there usually is). The article states that “Early detection of a club foot also is key to the successful treatment of the problem; the earlier it’s detected, the earlier aggressive treatment can begin and the better the odds are that the horse will go on to a successful athletic career.” Just one of the many reasons people who aren’t prepared to commit financially (as well as the myriad of other ways in which horses take over our lives) should just keep walking. Ok ok, I may be letting my slightly jaded nature take over here. Let’s give the owner the benefit of the doubt and assume they’ve had the vet out repeatedly since purchasing this guy and surgery really is the only way to go. Could happen, right?
Now, um, let me get this straight; your entreating random, anonymous internet people to have a heart when you clearly can’t be bothered?
I’m sorry, I want to believe that their heart is in the right place. They did pick this guy up from an auction. But why, oh why, did you pick up an ungelded, club footed colt when you know you don’t have the funds to properly care for him?! IT WAS AN AUCTION! I’m sure there were plenty of others to choose from!! No wait, don’t tell me, it was because he’s a perdy color. Am I right? Come on, tell me I’m right. (This is one of those times where tone and vocal inflection are probably required so I would ask that you imagine me sarcastically saying this in a light, comically gushing tone. Think: playing with a dog and you say “who’s a good boy? Are you a good boy? You’re such a good boy” -come on, we’ve all heard that one before! )
I would like to know what planet this person lives on. I want to go live there. It must be a lot more pleasant than this one! Because on planet Earth, more than likely, the only people who are going to pick up a free horse that requires surgery to be rideable are kill buyers. Good job, you delayed the inevitable for a year while how many other, more suitable to you, horses went to kill buyers at that auction?
THAT’S IT!!!! Tomorrow I’m posting a happy story!!!!!