Meet Blaze! We are collaborating with Sunrise Horse Rescue in Napa to rehome this wonderful gentle giant. Blaze was rescued out of the Clayton Fires in 2016 and has recently been fostered by a loving caregiver in Napa. We don't have much history on him from before the fires, but he has recently been under regular vet care and examinations and is found to be sound, healthy and looking for his forever person and home. DNA testing results below.
Blaze clearly had been trained and ridden previous to Sunrise taking him on. He has now been in training for several months and is comfortable with liberty ground work and lunging and western riding. Please see below videos of lifting feet, lunging and riding.
The foster caregiver told us today that he continues to be friendly and gentle, enjoys being loved on, gives kisses when she enters his paddock and loves taking naps with his herd.
He is up to date on shots, worming, dental and shoes. He is great for the vet, farrier and trailering.
He has sensitive soles and does require shoes on all four and pads on the front.
**Fun facts: The current caregiver had a DNA test performed on him and that's how we know he is a Quarter Horse/Hanoverian/Suffolk mix.
The Quarter Horse is an breed of horse that excels at sprinting short distances. Its name originated from its ability to outdistance other horse breeds in races of a quarter mile or less. Modern Quarter Horses are now mostly used in pleasure riding and cutting due to their their easy going nature muscular development.
A Hanoverian is a warmblood horse breed originating in Germany, which is often seen in the Olympic Games and other competitive English riding styles, and has won gold medals in all three equestrian Olympic competitions.
The Suffolk breed originated in Suffolk and Norfolk in -eastern England, where these horses were breed for farm work and date back to the 1500s. The Suffolk Horse Society was founded in 1877, and the first volume of the Suffolk studbook was published in 1880. All horses in the studbook trace their male lines back to the foundation stallion Crisp’s Horse of Ufford, foaled in 1768.