|Date Arrived:||7 August 2015|
|Vaccinations:||Tetanus, Strangles, Hendra|
|Treatments:||Microchipped, Teeth, Feet, Wormed|
|Care Facility:||Foster Care, Queensland|
|Status:||In Permanent Care|
|Story:||Maverick was rescued from the doggers as an unhandled or badly handled, very scared, very angry, Clydie stallion. This big horse was a machine and sadly wanted to kill anyone in his sight! |
At the vet he was successfully gelded and had a dental while he was under a general however we weren't able to do to much more with him.
Mav was sent to a trainer who really didn't get too far with him. We were told he wouldn't ever come good and would end up killing someone but I really didn't want to give up on him, so we sent him to another trainer who was willing to give him a go.
On the first day Maverick charged Holly down like a raging bull, but his nasty attacks were out of fear more than anything else. He just didn't trust anyone. After 10 weeks, he progressed a small amount but is still terrified.
Mav now doesn't want to hurt anyone, his flight instinct now is stronger than his fight which makes him less dangerous when he gets a fright. Holly can now pick up his front feet which is great - it's such a huge step forward and we have faith that he is getting better and trusting more..
Sadly, this big horse might never recover from whatever has happened in his past. Although he has made some very big leaps and bounds, he won't be able to be rehomed.
Maverick is happy in a large paddock with a little horsey friend. He will stay permanently in care, where we can manage his basic needs. He is a very big horse and so maintaining him is expensive - if you would like to help keep Maverick healthy and cared for, please consider a sponsorship.