big, stout, Gentle Quarter horse with heart
Adopt gentle giant Jake with a $750 adoption fee
(Jake qualifies for the Foster and 'Til Death Do Us Part programs)
Intermediate to Experienced Rider
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.
Foster Jake for 30 Days
Jake is a big ol’ quarter horse with an even bigger heart. Broke to ride at about 17 hands, he needs an experienced, confident rider.
Because Jake has already been through the trauma of two failed adoptions, we will make him available through our Foster Program for adopters within 30 miles of Coweta. Put down a $350 deposit, which is non-refundable after the first week. Take full responsibility for Jake for 30 days, including all veterinary and farrier care. If, at the end of the 30 days, you want to continue with your adoption, pay the remaining $400 and keep Jake.
We’re adopting Jake out at just above meat price to reduce the likelihood of him being flipped for a profit.