April 2019 Update: Since Ollie was adopted in September 2018, he is thriving in his new home with his new owner, Erin. He gets lots of love, fun and training time. Erin has been working with him consistently and he is doing very well. He moves when she asks, he stops when she asks (and will stand still across the round pan from her unless she invites him to her) and he doesn’t crowd the humans anymore. She has really taught him how to respect her space. We are very happy for both Ollie and Erin. April 2019: Erin has also adopted one of our other young Thoroughbreds, Bayja. I am sure Bayja will blossom in her new home with Erin and Ollie. Congratulations Erin and thank you for loving on these wonderful beauties.
Ollie, a 7 yo, 17 hands Thoroughbred is looking for his new forever home. Ollie, along with his mother (Purpley) and aunt (Mouse), was surrendered by his breeder/owner who was now not in the position to care for them any longer. Ollie's left eye was covered in a quickly growing cancerous tumor and we had to perform emergency surgery to remove the eye on May 14, 2018. The lab reports state that the surgical margins are free of evidence of the tumor, and therefore, he is cancer free! He has recovered nicely and has adapted well to his new vision.
Horses with one eye can manage quite well after a few days of adjustment and go on to continue their training for showing, jumping and trail riding. He was saddled by his previous owner, but we have not saddled or ridden him. We are introducing the techniques of natural horsemanship to him and believe it will be a wonderful new path for him.
He is willing to learn. He is a strong horse and needs a strong leader. He is capable of great things - just needs a loving human to be his leader and guide him through these curious next years of his life.
He has bonded nicely with a mare and seems to like a smaller herd. We are hoping someone will fall in love with this big, guy and share an adventurous, full life with him.