This guy is so cute, and friendly to boot! Ajax has fully rehabilitated and is now in training with local professional, Matt Goodman. Ajax was just ridden for the first time on 5/30/18, and he did very well. Matt says though Ajax is pretty calm, he can be a little pushy on the ground but is learning. Overall, Matt thinks he’ll make a nice riding horse. Stay tuned!
Video: Ajax being ridden for the first time on 5/30/18.
Video: Ajax being worked/long-lined by Matt in the round pen, learning how to steer and respond to pressure.
RESCUE STORY: A call from a citizen to police reporting three emaciated horses being kept in unhealthy/unsafe conditions at a ramshackle boarding facility in the C-9 Basin led to our rescue of Ajax, along with two others on October 9, 2017. Ajax arrived down to skin and bone, scoring only a 1 on the equine body condition scale. His hooves were also rotted and overgrown, and he had an abscess on his left fore. As you’ll see in the pictures, he’s come a very long way!
If you are interested in adopting Ajax, please first complete and submit the adoption application (link below). Once your application is received, we will get in touch with you about next steps. Our staff is always busy picking up new rescues, tending to sick or injured horses, and even testifying in cruelty cases, so it may take up to a few days to respond. Your patience is appreciated!
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