Mid Teens, Classic Egyptian Arabian Gelding
For a limited time, Chance's adoption fee is discounted to $500
Experienced, Gentle, Calm and Quiet
Chance is one of those unfortunate horses that gave his all to his humans, then got injured and dumped on a kill lot. Somewhere along the way, he was popped in the right hock, causing damage that was not properly treated. The result is a wad of scar tissue that looks odd but causes no issues.
Because Chance was so badly starved, he went through a prolonged quarantine. He’s now put on enough weight to ride, and our trainer says he’s a perfect gentleman with a soft face and excellent ground manners. He shows no signs of discomfort or stress, even after all he’s been through.
In addition to Chance’s hock injury, he appears to have a suspensory ligament disorder that may progress to the point where he can no longer be ridden. Again, the vet says Chance is not in pain, but he should be monitored.
At the kill pen, video showed Chance limping around in what appeared to be serious pain. We feared we were going to have to euthanize him as soon as he arrived at Swingin’ D. Instead, we took him straight to the vet and followed her advice.
Chance’s condition improves every day. In April, the vet cleared him for light riding, saying his ligaments may deteriorate, but for now he’s in excellent condition. She said Chance is not currently in pain, and as long as he receives basic care and a healthy diet, he should continue to lead a comfortable, productive life.
Whoever adopts Chance will get a well-trained, well-behaved, gentle and calm companion to love for many years to come.