Pasture Pals Equine Rescue
Foaled 12/11/2010, Palomino, Quarter Horse, Gelding, 15.2 hands, 1037lbs (8/9/20)
We got a message from a woman desperate to rehome her horse. She did not want to send him to auction because he was a rescue and she wanted to be sure he would not end up in another bad situation. Tucker had been a kid safe trail horse. He had gotten a stifle injury that required rest and some injections. When they brought him back to work, he was fine with the kids, but would take off when mounted by an adult. They had tried to rehoming him, however the last time a man got on Tucker's back, he took off from the mount. They decided something more might be wrong and they needed help.
Knowing that Tucker had been out of work for a while and had shown some undesirable behavior, we have taken it slow with him. Under examination we also found a swelling in his lower back and were concerned, because we have seen that same swelling as a result of a horse being ridden with the wrong saddle.
Tucker is a sweet boy, does everything asked of him and loves attention. He is a little food aggressive, but has shown no other issues. Now that the swelling in his back has gone away, we will be going through the desensitizing routines and testing him for riding. We would love to raise the funds to have an equine chiropractor take a look at his back. Tucker needs a sponsor for his care and a dedicated volunteer to work with him. To see more photos of this beautiful boy, check out his album on Facebook!
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