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  1. #1
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    Default 2yr old Sorrel QH Gelding - Special Needs(Possible Companion Only) South Central KS

    Risky is a 2 year old sorrel gelding that is up for adoption.

    Risky is a special needs horse at this time. He needs to go to a home where he can be a companion horse, or with someone who is willing to put the time & money into trying to find out why, at 2 years old he is perpetually lame. He was purchased at a sale(big mistake!) and has been lame pretty much since the day we got him. He has been being treated by Dr. Graf at High Plains Vet Clinic in Pratt, Kansas. Risky has gone through several different treatments without much success & is currently on extended rest(i.e. no training, etc). The next step in trying to diagnose his lameness is x-rays.

    As much as we love this colt, money is tight and we just cannot afford to keep putting the money into his feed & vet bills long term when we may not ever be able to do anything with him. We are looking to adopt him out to someone who understands up front that he may never be able to be ridden and is willing to keep him just as a pet.

    Risky has the BEST personality! He is always the first one over to greet you and is just like a big dog. He LOVES people and enjoys their company. He is on the bottom of the herd and is good at avoiding conflict with more dominant horses.

    He respects hotwire & barbwire. He trailers okay. He stands good for the farrier, he’s been done once since he’s been with us & is due to be done again next week. He is UTD on deworming. He HAS had a saddle on his back and it doesn’t seem to bother him much however due to his legs he has not progressed any further than that.

    The vet thinks that with rest & time he MAY get better, however he cannot guarantee it. X-rays would be the next step in diagnosing. He has pretty equal swelling in all 4 legs, but when he's sore it's his front legs that bother him. Our farrier thinks it may be ringbone but the vet disagrees due to the horses age.

    Please feel free to message me with any questions at all. Risky is NOT in danger, he will stay with us until we can find him a forever home...money may be tight and could get tighter however we refuse to let this beautiful sweet colt go into a bad situation.

    Photos can be seen at:http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a40...girl56m/Risky/

    Thanks.



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    Quick update - Farrier came out yesterday & trimmed him. He is an ANGEL for the farrier! Our farrier is almost wondering if Risky doesn't have some sort of weird rare birth defect.



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    Even at age 2 it could be ring bone. Why not just do nerve blocks, if ring bone you may be able to inject and manage as a sound horse.



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