Experienced Adopter Required
Jake is living proof that the desire for and love of horses is not enough to cover the huge responsibility of horse ownership. Through no fault of his own, he has been failed by two adopters who did not abide by Swingin’ D Horse Rescue‘s standards of care.
These were good people with good hearts who could not have loved Jake more; but not everyone is ready for horse ownership.
When you adopt a horse, or any animal, you take the life of another living creature into your hands. Jake’s first adopter failed to provide the basic hoof care he required, causing him tremendous pain and suffering during the hottest days of summer. On multiple occasions, we found him down in the pasture, in 180+-degree heat indices, in so much pain he was unable to get to water.
Jake’s second adopters allowed his body condition to deteriorate to unacceptable levels and rejected our offer to assist with a more appropriate feeding plan.
As a result, we were forced to revoke both adoptions, causing major disruption and confusion in Jake’s life. We will do our best to never again fail Jake. He will only go to an experienced horse person who understands and agrees to meeting his basic needs.