JJ is a 2014 TB gelding standing at a stocky 15.1hh tall. This beautifully handsome chap would be a lovely horse to add to a home looking for a magnificent companion to both horses and humans. He is endearing, friendly and a true joy to be around. He is well-behaved and very levelheaded. He has had extensive groundwork and handling that has created a super solid citizen. He will be looking for a non-riding home and someone that can continue to enjoy him while providing a safe and loving place to be at.
JJ is in great health overall, is on no medication and is an easy keeper. Sadly, he was diagnosed with Kissing Spine not long after his owner took him on a year ago. She spent a great deal of time, energy and resources to help diagnose and remedy the situation. The result is that he is no longer safe or comfortable for ridden work. He becomes tense, spooky and bolts even with an experienced trainer on board. When he first arrived, he was treated for ulcers but now does not have an issue. It may well have been a result in him being asked to work prior to the KS diagnoses and him being in discomfort. It’s such a heartbreaking scenario for both he and his owner. It is clear that he is such a phenomenal horse.
He was super for haltering, grooming, leading, general handling, crossties and lunging. He is bright and alert but mature in his disposition. He does sometimes become a little grabby with his lips but with correct handling he remains polite and a true gentleman. He moved well on the lunge at all three paces. He was obedient and steady. He did not display any sort of discomfort or behavioral issues at all during our visit.
JJ currently lives at a farm that provides 12 hrs of turnout. Daytime in the cooler months and nighttime for the summertime. He would likely thrive in a 24hr turnout situation too. He is a playful member of the herd and is only suited to turnout with other geldings. He is neutral in the pecking order. He is up to date with the farrier, dentist, vet visit, Coggins and vaccinations. He comes with blankets and vet records.