Age: DOB 5/8/2007
Adoption Fee: $800
Current assessment and status: ADOPTED!! One of the barn's favorites. Intermediate+ rider who is an experienced horse person and can evaluate and work within his capabilities. No jumping. Has done considerable trail and pleasure work this summer and fall.
Description: Strikingly handsome, affectionate and big hearted, Rodeo is a lovely gelding with a huge, funny personality. Over the past year, he has gained significant weight, strength, endurance and experience - he has been on and led numerous trail rides, gone swimming in a lake with friends, been through obstacle courses, and has worked in a large outdoor arena. He has also made great strides with ground manners and is good for the vet and farrier. He looks to his rider for confidence and trust and will work calmly and on voice command if that is built.
Rodeo had jumped and evented in his past, but his ongoing soreness make him best suited for light trail and pleasure. His ability to progress beyond this on a consistent basis have not been determined and would require a more comprehensive evaluation and vet workup. He does quite well with supplements and gentle but consistent outings. Rodeo is extremely special and needs someone willing to put in the extra mile for his continued health and well-being.
The timeline below shows his progression from early days (on the left) to most recent (on the right).