Spirit's ideal home would be with a family or individual who loves to groom and spend time with a horse without an interest in riding. He would love to be one of two or three horses or ponies so he can have company.
Spirit came to us in summer of 2015 severely underweight and barely able to walk. With good nutrition, he has gained to a healthy weight. However, as he continued to improve with his weight, we noticed a continued lameness. Evaluation by two vets has concluded that he has a hip/pelvic injury that will be not be repairable. He is happy walking around the pasture and he'll occasionally start trotting or loping, but he will never be ridden. Spirit currently is taking a glucosamine supplement and Meloxicam daily and will need to continue those meds or the equivalent long term. Cost of these meds is about $30/month if purchased from the vet associated with our rescue (this is greatly discounted and may change based on what the drug companies charge for the meds).
Spirit is currently living in a short term foster home but he needs a forever home. We are looking for a forever free lease for Spirit, meaning you will care for him like your own, but we will technically still own him. If at any time you are not able to care for him, he will come back to our rescue - you won't be able to sell him. There is no charge or adoption fee for Spirit.
Spirit is in Seneca, SC but could be free leased to anywhere. He is current on his basic vaccines, dentistry, hoof care, Coggins, and is microchipped.
To be considered for adopting Spirit, go to www.crossroadsanimalrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. This doesn't obligate you to adopt, just gets you approved so that we can have you meet Spirit. If you don't hear from us within 2 business days of sending in an application, then call us at 864-972-9994 or email email@example.com. You can also email with any questions about Spirit.
Our horses have received their basic vaccinations (Rabies vaccine, EWT combo vaccine) at the time of adoption. They have been dewormed and have a negative Coggins test as well. All horses have received a hoof assessment and trimming. Horses are also microchipped.
We do our best to determine what amount of training they have had and to represent them as accurately as possible. However, we usually do not know the history of our horses, so we determine training by how the horses act after we get them. Please call ahead or email to set up a time to meet our horses if you are interested in adopting. They are at foster homes so we may need up to a couple days notice in order to schedule a time for you to see them.
We desire for our horses to find a good home where the horse will be a good fit with the person adoption him/her. With that goal in mind, we do our best to accurately represent everything, good and bad, with our horses.
CARE provides one week free boarding until you can pick up your new horse. Adoption fees are sometimes negotiable to the right home. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org You can see our adoption applications and and more info about our rescue on our website, www.crossroadsanimalrescue.org. To make the adoption process faster, please submit an adoption application through our website. This in no way obligates you - it simply gets you approved to meet/adopt our horses. You can also call us at 864-972-9994.
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