ZYDECO, Horse, Appaloosa (medium coat)

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Species: 
Horse
Breed: 
Appaloosa (medium coat)
Primary Breed: 
Appaloosa
Gender: 
Male
Mixed: 
No
Age: 
Senior
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Medium
Coat Length: 
Medium
Found: 
No
Description: 
Zydeco is a 14-year-old appy gelding. He was surrendered here to the shelter for neglect (emaciation). He has recovered nicely and is doing well (though is now a bit overweight and subsequently is on a diet!) He is an extremely easy keeper. (On one small handful of strider, and 4 flakes of grassy hay a day.) Zydeco has a very round stomach, which has been ultrasound, and has no present abnormalities. He has also been dewormed, as well as tested for salmonella and is negative for both. He has an on and off slight lameness, most likely due to being overweight, but we will keep you posted on his progress.Zydeco is used to being out 24/7 with a run in, but is also stalled during inclimate weather and does fine in the barn as long as he has a buddy. We have been weaning him from the herd by turning him out by himself during the day, and then placing him back with the herd at night. He will need a home with strong fencing, or at least an electric strand to reinforce a weaker fence. (He will test fencing.)Zydeco cross ties, grooms, trailers, and bathes well. He is fine to tack up, bridle, and mount. Zydeco will lunge both directions with tack, a surcingle, or side reins. He is still very green, and will need work under saddle. He can have that 'appytude' and will occasionally plant himself to which he needs alot of leg. He is safe and not spooky, but should be considered green as he does not yet understand rein aids or leg aids. (He has not tried to take off with anyone, and his default seems to be just to stand when he doesnt understand what you are asking.) Would do well with someone who is familiar with training a green horse. Very sensible guy. Up to date on all vaccines, coggins, dentistry, farrier.