Breed: Swedish Warmblood
Status: Available for adoption
Ari was estimated to be about 26 years old when he came to Finally Home in the summer of 2016. He has spent time in a training facility as a lesson horse. He is gentle, smart and alert, but has been diagnosed with a potential neurologic condition. His previous owner has turned him over to Finally Home so we can see if we can save him and turn around his condition. We have had good success with Rex, who has suffered from a similar condition and we hope that we have found Ari early enough to help him improve before his condition gets worse.
He is tall and majestic. Despite his medical condition, he still moves well and seems eager to please. He has joined our training program and is doing well. He is learning groundwork techniques and is doing great under saddle. He recently was leased to a 4-H participant and we expect him to continue to make progress with his health and conditioning.
Ari remains a rock solid member of the herd. We use him for lessons for beginners because he is so gentle and reliable. His groundwork is improving, although due to his condition we don't have him working in tight circles or complicated leg work. He continues to have a great attitude and is a lovable guy.