Status: Available for Adoption as a pasture pet (not ridable) (fee: $250)
JJ came from a home where his owner was in his eighties and had a stroke and had to go straight into a nursing home – his wife (also in her eighties) didn’t know anything about horses. JJ’s best friend for most of his life was the donkey he lived with – and when JJ came to Finally Home, he was distraught without his donkey. Fortunately, Holly has been happy to keep him company, and they have been best friends ever since.
JJ has dealt with lameness and suspensory tendon issues. He has alternated between stall rest and rehabilitation due to an old ligament injury that never properly healed. We had hoped his lameness could be addressed and took his rehabilitation slow. Throughout his treatments, he has been calm and easy going, he is polite and eager to please.
His rehab had been going well until November 2016, but the winter was hard on JJ. His old injuries have resurfaced and the vets believe he may not be able to be ridden again. Stall rest has been hard on him, but we are working to keep him comfortable. We continue to monitor his condition and hope that he will at least be able to be a happy pasture pet for the right home.
JJ and Holly were quite herd bound. Whenever we took JJ away, Holly would hee haw so loud! At least we knew if JJ were ever stolen or got out, we'd know right away! They have been fast friends.
Spring 2018 update: We are very happy that JJ and Holly are successfully living on pasture. We were able to acclimate them away from stalls and they are chilling on pasture 7 days a week now! They are doing well and would make great pasture pets!
Summer 2018 update: We have been working on how herd bound JJ and Holly were and we are so excited to report that they are doing great. JJ remains out to pasture with a few mares... he loves having his girls. He's been maintaining his weight and loving being in a pasture. Holly has been doing fine back in the barn with the others.
This means they can be adopted separately, but we'd be happy for them to go together as well. :) Gallery: