In February this year, a stunning 4 year-old gelding ‘Valentino’ was purchased by his current owners for a pleasure ride. The young gelding was presented to them by the seller as sound. Unfortunately, after initial training by Karen White at Mohegan Centre and a vet report, it was discovered that he is lame and unable to be ridden in order to manage his pain levels and elongate his quality of life.
He has been diagnosed with performance limiting lameness associated with his lower joints of the right-front limb. He can no longer be ridden as this puts pressure on his back and joints causing him discomfort.
Prospective adopters will be offered full disclosure of vet reports and trainer reports and any information they require.
Valentino is a sweet boy, with a trusting and kind nature and loves a cuddle and a brush. He is also great with other animals; dogs, cats and other horses.
Valentino has been my first horse every! I am nervous around horses and I find that by spending time with Valentino, my confidence grows. He has an extraordinary ability to console and comfort me when I am walking with him, or around him.
Horse trainer Karen White, mentioned he would be a great ‘Healing horse,’ assisting disabled people, or those with a lack of confidence, as he is very smart and sensitive horse and acts accordingly with different people.
Valentino will be vaccinated and wormed before handover to his new family, and an adoption fee of $50 applies.
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AGE: 5 years
BREED: Quarter Horse X Thoroughbred (True Black)
HEIGHT: 15hh (approx.)
TEMPERAMENT: Sensitive, yet strong and reassuring.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Valentino is not suitable for riding.
ADOPTION FEE: $50
We hope you can help us to rehome this lovely horse .. please fill in the form via the “APPLY HERE” button below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.
Special thanks to Rebecca Wiltshire from ShutterPaws for the stunning photos below. (Last two photos supplied by the owner)
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