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$ 1,500 WHISKEY - Gelding/Bay/Arabian/Project Ready to Train
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$ 1,500

WHISKEY - Gelding/Bay/Arabian/Project Ready to Train for sale in California

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Pilot hill, CaliforniaUpdated 4 weeks ago
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CategoryHorses
NameWHISKEY
GenderGelding
Age14 yrs 3 mths
Height14.3 hands
ColorBay
Temperament5 - Average (1 - calm; 10 - spirited)
LocationPilot hill CA
Ad TypeFor Sale
Disciplines
Description

If you are interested in adopting this horse, please submit an Adoption Inquiry via AAE's website; No texts please: https://www.allaboutequine.org/how-to-adopt.html. Adoption fee subject to change based on training; see website for all current information.

Whiskey came to AAE in June 2023 with Maia, Portia, and Myers after the passing of their owner. We were told Whiskey was an Arabian (or Arabian x) stallion, and 7-8 years old (though we think he’s probably a bit older).

AAE usually doesn't take mature stallions, and we weren't going to take these Whiskey or Myers until we saw them. Besides their condition, these two stallions were each tied to a stake on about a 15' rope, and the two mares (Maia and Portia) were in adjoining paddocks. We had to set-up paddocks suitable for stallions for quarantine and housing, but we got it done.

Whiskey was mostly a gentleman, though we were told we had to watch out for him. He definitely has some studly tendencies, but for pick-up and transport, he was soft, sweet, and scared, especially loading into the trailer, though he loaded slowly, and willingly.

Once at AAE, he was started on an alfalfa diet (consistent with UCD’s protocol for refeeding malnourished horses). He was a handful. As soon as he stabilized and gained a bit of weight, he had dental care, vaccines, deworming, and a microchip, and later he was castrated and had hoof care. His behavior was incredibly naughty, and he had great disdain for humans and an intense need to protect his feed. He would pin ears, snarl with wrinkled lips, and often charge at anyone approaching his paddock. We were told his past owner was abusive, so it's no surprise.

With consistent handling and firm boundaries, Whiskey is evolving into a very nice gelding. His behavior has softened immensely, and he's beginning to enjoy interaction with humans. He's easy to handle, and he's fairly respectable on the ground; though he's not confident with handling his hind hooves, yet. Whiskey's hooves are a work-in-progress, but his front hooves have been trimmed without sedation.

Whiskey is looking for an experienced home where he can partner with his person and continue his progress. Though we don't know much about his past, it's unlikely he's ever been ridden. That said, it seems he was once treated well and has some knowledge. We'll continue exploring and building on his progress while he's here. Conformationally, he's not built for endurance or competition. Whiskey is current with dental and hoof care, vaccines, & deworming, and has a microchip.

In general, there is a lot of activity around AAE including foot traffic in and out of paddock/pasture areas, mucking with wheelbarrows, grooming and care activities, and weekly farrier visits. There are various resident animals, as well as various wildlife in and around paddock/pasture areas. AAE is on a busy road with high speed vehicles, trucks, and sirens. Tractors and trucks are used in and around pasture/paddock areas. Therefore, horses at AAE are accustomed to a more active environment as opposed to a quiet/sterile environment.

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