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Rio $3000/ obo
Rio is looking for his forever home, he would be an excellent first horse for a kid, or a solid trail companion for someone.
19 Years Old
Minor Maintenance (weight management)
Great Temperament (4-5)
Lots of Life
Located in Esparto CA 95627 (40 minutes West of Sacramento) .
Here at Broken J Bar we are extremely selective about the horses we take in from outside client to re home. First we sit down with the owners and have a in depth convo about the horse's history. Rio is a great older gelding that is offered for your consideration through no fault of his own. Here is his story.
Rio came to us August 26th of this year, just a short while ago, and his owner is looking to find him his forever home with a new mom or dad that is looking for a fun spunky gelding to take to the hills and/or share with the kiddos. His current owner purchased him from a person who misrepresented him as a much younger horse. She enjoyed taking him out on the trails and even threw her young son up on him for lead line rides around the ranch. However, when the California weather turn warmer during the summer months and crept into the triple digits, Rio began to lose weight at an alarming rate. So, they did what any horse owner would do and wormed him and took him to their vet to have his teeth floated. On Rio's vet visit it was discovered that he was in fact in his late teens.
That's when he was consigned with Broken J Bar Horse Co. and now I'm on a mission to find Rio a new home that appreciates all he has to offer. In the short time he has been with us we have packed on the pounds, started him on an exercise program and also fell in love with him. As of right now he is being fed alfalfa hay, 5lbs of Senior Stable Mix, 2lbs of a 12% Protein sweet feed and a Selenium and Joint supplement. He has done extremely well on this feed combo, but I would like to see another 40 to 50 pounds on his frame. Feeding is his only maintenance. I've also thrown my 11 year old (begin/interm rider) son up on him and had 100% trust in Rio taking care of him riding up and down hills and exercising him in the round pen.
Please contact me with any and all questions and book a time that works for you to come and meet him.