Wally is a beautifully put together, 15.2 hh Appendix gelding. Born in 2013 with a bright eye and kind heart. He is straightforward, simple, loving and caring. Very patient, steady minded and would quite happily enjoy time with his humans or relaxing in the pasture with his herd mates. Wally is looking for a companion home or a non-ridden therapy setting. This would be where he can quietly engage with humans or horses of all types. His owner is open to him going outside of Maryland to the right home.
Wally has been at his current residence since March 2021. He has a history of being a Man’s Foxhunting horse but no other information other than that. He was purchased as a good quality lesson horse for a wonderful program, but shortly after they started him in work he displayed being uncomfortable and having issues while being worked. After various types of attempted remedy he was finally diagnosed with severe kissing spine after being X rayed. Unfortunately, injections did not help the situation at all. It is not known whether he would be a good candidate for kissing spine surgery because the condition is affecting 5 + vertebrae.
Wally is one of those amazing horses that is perfect for all handling. He has exceptional ground manners, leads well and will lunge at the walk/trot/canter. We were very impressed to know that he had not been worked with or asked to do anything special for around four months. He quietly came out and headed to the ring to have his photo shoot and video footage. He will stand forever while you take your time to groom and pamper him. He is a very sweet boy and is very very quiet and calm. He’s a handsome chap that will catch the eye of all those that spend time with him. There really is nothing negative to say about Wally. It is a shame about his diagnosis, but he has much to give to someone looking for a lovely safe and loyal companion horse.
Wally is an easy keeper and is barefoot all-round. He is in need of a trim, Coggins and one more shot to bring him up to date with everything. His current owner is willing to have him all set and ready to go before he heads off on his new adventure. He can go out with mares or geldings. He’s currently out 24/7 with a herd of mares that love him very much so. We enjoyed seeing him hang out quietly with his head over the gate with us while we chatted about him.