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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email with any questions about Spirit.
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