Breed: American Quarter Horse
Approximate Date of Birth:Sponsor: Needs a sponsor
Arrival Date: May 13, 2021
Johnny arrived on May 13, 2021. He had served as a U.S. Border Patrol agent for 12 years.
Johnny was described as an amazing field horse, but very untrusting of people because his prior owner was very heavy handed. He is very fearful of being tied. Border Patrol suspected he was often punished when tied up, early in his life. He will tie, but is nervous and has pulled back if he feels threatened. Border Patrol recognized this behavior early on in his career and were able to help him along and work around it. That says so much about the quality of care he received from U.S. Border Patrol!
Johnny has a bad tooth (#209). At some point, the tooth may require very intrusive surgery. Currently Johnny is being treated with antibiotics as needed. The antibiotics have worked well. But in 2021 his nervous demeanor and tooth issue made it challenging to find an approved retirement placement for him. We are honored to be providing Johnny with the forever home he so richly deserves.