Boots arrived at Longmeadow in January 2012. He was in horrible condition and probably wouldn''t have survived another week if he had stayed on the property where he was rescued from. Boots appeared to be an orphaned foal. He was just a month old and none of the other horses acted like his mom. Boots was so weak that he needed help getting up once he would lay down. Luckily he was a fighter and after a blood transfusion, months of good nutrition, deworming and lots of supportive care, Boots is now a strong and growing young gelding. He is very handsome with his white `boots`.
Boots has been progressing quickly under saddle, and walks, trots, and canters both directions with ease. Boots is still building his confidence, but he has a gentle disposition and always tries to please!
Update March 2016: Boots has been progressing nicely in the training program. Due to the conditions of his rescue, Boots had back pain that was affecting his ability to comfortably carry a rider. We had a chiropractor work on him and found that he had issues that were causing the pain. He is pain-free now and has been walked, trotted, and cantered in the arena and has worked over trot poles. He has recently been started jumping, which he really enjoys! Boots has a typical 4-year-old horse behavior, and does well with consistent training and exercise.
Boots knows how to stand tied and will pick up his feet for the farrier.
Height: 14'' 1`
Weight: Boots is currently approved to carry 183 lbs (includes tack and rider).
Adoption fee: $1000
If you are interested in adopting Boots or any other rescued horse or farm animal, please find adoption policies and procedures at www.longmeadowrescueranch.org/adopt