Dec. 2012 - We are excited to tell you that Buck has been adopted out to a WONDERFUL home where he plans to live out the rest of his life! He is very loved and she has given Buck a new purpose in life!! He really wasn't much for the Program life! He's an awesome and beautiful horse and we are blessed he's gone to such a fantastiac home!
BUCK is a eight year old Buckskin Tobiano Paint who we got when he was two years old. We bought him from a breeder. Buck had been bought by another person previously, but the man who purchased him got ill and was no longer able to keep him. So, back to the breeding farm he went.
When we first saw Buck, he was the only gelding in the far back pasture with about 25 fillies. He stood about 50 feet behind all those little girls with his head hung low; looking just as pitiful as could be. He had a very heavy winter coat, which made him look like a shaggy Shetland pony, and he had tons of warts all over his muzzle. What a sight! Why did we get him? Because of how sad he looked, of course! Just picture him all alone and looking so forlorn! You would have gotten him, too! He wasn’t trained, and we wanted a trained horse for our children, but God knew what we needed or who needed us!
Anyway, he came home with us very demure and unsightly. After his winter coat shed out and we got him all groomed, he looked gorgeous! …well, except for the warts! Little by little, though and the warts started falling off of his muzzle. We put him in the pasture with our two rescued Arabians and another gelding, Kastanje, and suddenly Buck came to life! They played like colts, rearing up together, playing tug-a-halter and playing the ‘I can get you to your knees first’ game. They were relentless out in the pastures together. He loved his new home and his new friends! And, his new owners loved him!
After four years, Buck is now second in command in the herd. You would never have known he was in such a sad state when we first saw him! Buck is the most gorgeous horse – especially when he is cleaned up! You may hear him called Bucky, Sloppy Joe or just plain old 'BUCK'. Ok, well, Sloppy Joe came about because he is messy in all aspects of his life!
Buck was one of our therapy/program horses.
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