Breed: American Quarter Horse
Approximate Date of Birth: January 1, 2009Sponsor: Needs a Sponsor
Arrival Date: August 15, 2023
On August 15, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services rescued a stray gelding in the community of Boulevard. This sweet boy is believed to a youngster, only about fourteen years old. Unfortunately, advanced pastern arthritis (ringbone) in both of his front legs means his riding days are behind him.
During his in-take exam with Dr. Harlan from East County Large Animal Practice, we discussed a chronic wound on his right front leg. This long-term wound, combined with a number of scars all over his body suggest he may have once been caught in a fence or wire. While we will never know his story, we do know that he is a kind, gentle boy.
He has been given the name Harold.