8/2/16 - Kaiser was put down today after a bad bout with colic.Adopter Update:
Kaiser is doing well and the fur is starting to grow up over his old wounds now. Apparently Kaiser was a crypt, but not any longer! He is now officially a gelding. Becca can't get over how nice he is to be doctored. After all his cuts she would have thought that he would be bad about having folks mess with him, but he is not. She really loves him. Kaiser went out on the big appy trail ride and everyone loved him. She did the whole song and dance about rescue, so maybe there will be a few converts. Kaiser did magnificently on the ride and was admired by all. Becca is letting the kiddos ride Kaiser now. Apparently he is sweet as a lamb with them and Becca is thrilled to have a horse that she can trust with the kids.Description:
When I first met Kaiser I knew I was going to have to shoot him. I am glad I was wrong. Kaiser is certainly not the friendliest of horses, but he is a terrific riding horse. He is very well trained and he seems to be very eager to please his rider. At 15 hands he is one of the smallest Appaloosas I have dealt with, but he doesn't seem to know it. This little horse has a huge heart and an indomitable will to pull through whatever life throws at him. He is also one of the very few horses who I have seen that needs no bridle or halter at all.History:
Kaiser is a 5 year old registered Appaloosa gelding who was abandoned at the trainer's barn. When it became obvious that Kaiser's owners were not coming back for him and were not going to pay his bill, the trainer turned him out in his pasture. This horse had been stabled all his life and was turned out in the snow with a bunch of horses who beat the crap out of him.
One of the neighbors offered the trainer $100 for Kaiser and he took it. She took him home, but her husband told her that he had to be gone by the end of the weekend of he was going to the auction. I took him from the parking lot of the auction after he cast himself in their cow trailer. His legs were badly cut up from the trailer and so one of my friends offered to take him to her barn where she could provide more hands-on care for him so long as I picked up the tab on his vet and board. I quickly agreed.
*Board/feed costs are rarely posted, however most horses incur approximately $200/month in such costs.