Maverick is a chestnut and white pinto mini gelding who stands 33". Maverick is a very sweet and good natured little fellow, but he has earned his name by proving to be a quite capable escape artist. He gets along well with other horses, the dogs, the rabbits, but his patience does not extend far enough to cover my ornery goat Ria. In hand Maverick behaves very well and he is no trouble at all to catch. He leads extremely well, ties, backs, leaps into and out of trailers and generally is just a quiet and kind fellow. When I got him he had been a breeding stallion, so he is still learning that as a gelding, mares are just annoying. As of yet he has shown no willingness to bite, kick, strike, play hard to get, or any of those other bad habits that ponies (and especially stallions) are often allowed to get away with. Update: Maverick is back up for adoption as he kicked his previous adopter. I don't know what the circumstances were regarding the kick, just that it happened.History:
I am still trying to piece together his past, but what I do know is that on 5/10 a lady hauled him all the way down from Bellingham to the Eugene auction in order to sell him. Supposedly the lady had not wanted her local folks to know she was selling horses down there and had been unaware that the posted pics of the horses prior to the auction. After the auction I learned that my bidding competition was a kill buyer with a market for a dancing pony. He had to stay at ELA for a few days while a ride was arranged, but the folks there took great care of him. However, his feet were some of the worst that I have had in a rescue and not only long but also very infected with thrush. He has a very wormy belly as well, to the point that I am actually afraid to give him a paste wormer and will instead start him on a feed through one.
*Board/feed costs are rarely posted, however most horses incur approximately $200/month in such costs.