Rocky is an owner surrender. The story on Rocky was that his mother was sold at auction and shipped to slaughter and because she had a foal (Rocky) she couldn't be shipped with him so Rocky was left behind at the sale barn at 2.5 months old. The owner took Rocky in and has had him ever since. According to them she contacted the person who sold the mare and he said that Rocky was Doc O Lena bred but wouldn't give her the papers and denied he sold the mare to a kill buyer. She named him Rocky because he had to fight to live without his mom when he was so little and she has kept and cared for Rocky ever since. She said that she wants to surrender Rocky so that we can further his training and find him a forever home where he is used and cared for. Currently he's not getting the training and attention that she feels he craves as he is a people horse according to her.
Rocky has been worked with and ridden in the past but it was never consistent and has not been ridden in several years. Children have been led on him; however, he's currently not a kids horse due to his lack of training. She said he's a pretty calm horse that takes to most things quietly. but said he will need some training to get him riding.
Rocky is a bit different than others we've taken in as he HAS been kept up to date on vaccinations, deworming, trims, etc.
Rocky is towards the upper middle of the pecking order in the herd. He does seem to latch on to a couple mares and he is very protective over them. He will chase away the other geldings if they come too close; however, he has NEVER been aggressive to any person that approaches him or the mares. With all that said, Rocky is a very personable, easy to catch horse that loves people . He loves attention and just wants to be loved on. We just want to be upfront about the good and bad with him :)
Rocky has been started riding. Rocky is very responsive; however, he is very concerned with the other horses and things around him. When riding you need to "check in" with him often as he can get distracted quite easily. He will be riding along fine and then appear to be distracted so it's a matter of making him flex or trotting a circle to get his mind back on you. He has never reared or bucked but will shy from things. Rocky needs an experienced rider to keep working with him and give him consistent riding. He will also paw while standing tied at length if he's not being brushed or loved on. He is still learning patience and is getting better all the time learning to stand tied on his own. If he is still here in the spring, we will continue to train under saddle and his adoption fee will likely increase.
If you are interested in Rocky at his current status please message us!
$50.00 a month
Rocky is Sponsored by Debbie March.