9 year old papered, imported Danish Warmblood **UPDATE: Bally has a new home!**
The horse has been placed! Thanks to the reach of this wonderful board and the kindness and openness of one particular heart, Bally has been given a 2nd chance by a COTH member! He arrived the other day to his new home in Colorado, into the care of someone who will be getting him the surgery. My family and I could not be more grateful, and his new owner seems thrilled, but it appears as though Bally is truly the one who has hit the jackpot. He will be getting pampered by his own new person, as well getting his hernia repaired and getting the chance to recover in a top-notch rehabilitation center. His owner has plans to resume his training once he is cleared to do so.
I am so appreciative and amazed by the kindness that exists in this world (and by the power of the internet and this great network!)
Thank you to all those who offered advice and kind words, as well as all those who expressed interest.
Located in NJ.
9 year old branded danish warmblood; 16.2h (perhaps even 16.3h); EXCELLENT hunter mover, beautiful presence, scopey. Dapple grey.
Free to a good home.
The horse has massive potential-- was an investment horse that could have been a 6 figure horse.
Unfortunately had to have 2 colic surgeries that have left him with a large hernia on his belly. Needs to have corrective surgery on it (some sort of mesh apparatus), estimated cost ~$1,500-$2,000, before he can go back to being ridden. But vets see no reason why he can't go on to have a successful riding/performance life after it is corrected. We want to do right by this horse rather than resign him to a life as a pasture pet (he has SO much potential), but due to financial restraints we really are already in way over our heads already.
Full disclosure of his full medical history is available, of course. Contact with the vets who have treated him since the surgery (which was ~2 years ago) can be provided.
Willing to give him for free to a good home that is willing to take on the cost of getting him the surgery.
Pictures (prior to the surgery):