RedAnimal ID: Red Dun Gelding/Grade - Non-riding

About Red

Adoption Fee: $750
Age: Adult
Sex: Male

If you are interested in adopting this horse, please submit an Adoption Inquiry via AAE's website; No texts please: Adoption fees subject to change based on training; see website for current information. (est. DOB 2007) Many of you may remember the incredibly handsome Red. Red originally came to AAE way back in the summer of 2015. He came from another rescue after spending several months at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center (MRILC) where he participated as a project horse during MRILC courses. He was completely untouchable when he arrived; it took tremendous time to overcome fear and accept a simple touch by a human. Red has some deep-seated mistrust of humans, and he really didn't want to be in a world with humans. With an immense amount of work, he tried hard to understand. He learned basic groundwork and long-lining, and he was introduced to a saddle (no rider). After arriving at AAE, Red received hoof and dental care, deworming, and vaccines. He spent several months with a foster interested in deep back country riding, where he learned more extensive groundwork. He was exposed to a variety of objects and activities, but his foster never felt Red developed enough confidence to become the horse he needed. Red came back to AAE. Several months later, Red was adopted by a young man in Fall of 2016. Red continued building trust and learning about saddle work, even carrying his young rider a few times. However, due to the realities of work and finances that come with adulthood, his young adopter was unable to continue to meet Red's needs. Sadly, Red sat in his pasture with other horses with no significant human attention for many months before we were called to pick him up in January 2018. Red had regressed, and much of the progress he'd made was gone. None of Red's vet care had been maintained, so all was updated again including dental and hoof care, vaccines, and deworming, and he got a microchip, too. Back at AAE for only about a month, Red suffered a pasture accident rupturing his peroneus teritius tendon. This usually happens when the hock is hyperextended, likely in a quick turn or change of direction. Thankfully, it was a soft tissue injury, and not the ghastly fracture it appeared to be. Red was on stall rest for more than a year and appears to have heal well. Research shows a good percentage of horses recover to the same level of exercise, and he appears to be back to his normal! Fast forward to 2020, after many months of daily interaction, Red was again making slow, but great progress: building confidence, and really seeming like he was beginning to enjoy humans. Red was again adopted in November 2020. This time, his human was interested only in liberty work and a horse she could bring along to whatever he wanted to be. By the end of 2021, we learned Red was let down again. Read the rest of Red's story on our website:


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El Dorado County
Pilot Hill, California 95664



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