Age: Approx 18
Skills: Brushes, Ties, Leads, Fly Sprays, Needs Work Loading
Vetting: UTD on Vaccinations, Current Coggins, Recent Float, Recent Adjustments
Rider/Handler Skill Level: Beginner
Barn/Pasture Bio: Goose is a doll in the barn, each morning he stops to give me kisses before exiting his stall. His love is not one of an obnoxious, in your face horse but a slow, easy love that creeps into your heart and before you know it you’ve fallen madly in love with this boy. I believe this is only because we have so many clowns in the barn that he simply just waits his turn for his moments of love. His rehab has been long but he has been good for all his treatments. He came in with an URI and required antibiotic shots for a few weeks. Not to worry he is in great health now and has gained hundreds of pounds to be the lovely Champagne horse you have always dreamed of. In the summer he shines like silk in the sun and is absolutely stunning. Goose is currently eating Patriot Performance Feed at 1 1.2 scoops am/pm along with alfalfa pellets and beet pulp pellets soaked am/pm. Goose does not have good grinding teeth to fully process hay, although he eats it he doesn’t get enough forage that way. A complete senior feed or the above mentioned feeding routine is a must for this lovely boy (but he is TOTALLY WORTH IT). Goose hangs out in the middle of the herd and can be friends with the top dogs or shuffle around with the older geldings, so we think he could be a good friend to just about any horse he’s put with. He is just a very zen, laid back dude looking for love.
Training Bio: Goose is rideable for a beginner with long legs. He has been described as a Cadillac by our regular more advanced riders and has been ridden by novice kids as young as seven. He works mostly off of your legs, weight and can stop on a dime. Goose does not require a bit and rides in a Bosal, he may also do well in a bitless bridle. He is happiest outside of the arena exploring on slow trail rides and likes taking it easy. He has a rocking horse lope/canter and a tiny baby little trot that is super comfy to sit. This is a good guy for your husband or any rider who wants to just sit back and enjoy the ride! We do not recommend any rider over 150-175 max pounds for Goose.
History: Goose was pulled from Kaufman Kill Pen where he was the last horse left in his group who needed a ticket to freedom. He was one day away from shipping to slaughter when his big brown eyes captured the heart of our founder and our organization as a whole pulled a hail mary to raise the funds to save this gorgeous big guy and brought him to our rescue ranch for rehab. No slaughterville for this boy! His journey has been a pleasure to all involved.
You can view more videos of Goose at www.facebook.com/crossfirerescue or follow us on IG @crossfireequinerescue we post A LOT of pictures and videos there. Thanks for looking and considering a completely rehabilitated super horse like Goose!