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GrangerAnimal ID: Gelding/Palomino Pinto/ Grade

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About Granger

Adoption Fee: $750.
Age: Senior
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. Granger came to AAE in July 2022 after a law enforcement intervention. He was in a small herd of mostly younger horses that were used for a trail riding string. The horses were on a large, dry pasture foraging for whatever they could find. He was emaciated, and his basic needs were not being met. Once he arrived at AAE, Granger was started on a refeeding program. After completing quarantine, he saw our Dr. Stolba for a much needed dental, vaccines, and a microchip. Bloodwork was done to evaluate organ functioning and ACTH levels. His blood panel values were within normal limits, but his ACTH was elevated. Granger was started on daily meds (Pergolide) for Cushings. He was also dewormed and had a meeting with the farrier for a long overdue hoof trim. Based on his extremely aged teeth. His health and weight have bounced back nicely, and we've soon no long term health issues at this point, but recognize he's an older guy with older horse needs. Granger is a very mellow, easy going guy, and a gent, most of the time. He can be defensive around food, like many starved horses can be. Early in his stay with AAE, he kicked at humans, defending his food. Unfortunately, he connected a couple times, but fortunately, no major injuries. He's learning to be more respectful with humans, and we haven't had any issues since. However, humans have also been more aware with him, reminding him humans are not an acceptable target. Once you understand this guy, he's pretty sweet. He's a bit of a loner in the herd. He causes no drama, and he stays away from it. He has good ground skills in hand. He's respectful of space, leads well, and loads well. He's good with handling his hooves with the farrier. He appreciates grooming and attention, and he's easy to be with (when food is not in the picture). This old sweetheart was reportedly used on a ranch for trail rides in his previous life, but is now best suited as non-riding companion horse. That said, with appropriate evaluation, relearning, and rebuilding, he may be ok for light riding by a very small person, or lead line with horse experienced owners. A home with another older horse or two (or more) would be best. He's done well in a herd of geldings and mares, young and older, but should be fed separately to assure he gets what he needs. He will need his daily Pergolide for Cushings, and annual testing to monitor ACTH levels. 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, weekly farrier visits. There are resident dogs, cats, pigs, cows, and mini horses, as well as various wildlife including frequent turkeys, squirrels, deer, and coyotes in and around paddock/pasture areas. AAE is situated on the corner of a busy road with high speed vehicles, trucks, and sirens. Tractors are used in and around pasture/paddock areas, trucks deliver feed, and a squeeze is occasionally used for unloading hay. Horses at AAE are accustomed to a more active environment as opposed to a quiet/sterile environment.

El Dorado County
Pilot Hill, California 95664


  • Gelded
  • Vaccinations Current

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