|Name:||Pilot (Go The Blaze)|
|Date Arrived:||19 December 2014|
|Vaccinations:||Tetanus, Strangles, Hendra|
|Treatments:||Microchipped, Teeth, Feet, Wormed, Chiropractic|
|Adoption Cost:||$500 under lifetime adoption contract|
|Care Facility:||Tarampa, Queensland|
|Story:||Pilot was rescued from the Burpengary doggers. He was paid for with just hours to spare, by one of our supporters - Michelle Pilot. Pilot retired from racing after a very successful career. |
He almost didn't make it home from the doggers! We could only fit one horse in and when our volunteer was on her way home from picking the other horse up we made her turn around to go and get Pilot as well. He almost didn't make it but we had some amazing people helping that day. We also found out that it wasn't his trainer who sent him to the knackery - he was actually rehomed as a polo pony but it seems his polo career wasn't so good and he ended up sent to the dogger.
Pilot is a beautiful, smart, sensible horse who is a quiet, beautiful darling under saddle (slightly lazy) but just beautiful, soft and supple. He is however OTT with no education so will need a knowledgeable home. He would make an amazing pleasure horse.
Pilot does have a funny shaped back but this doesn't cause any issues. We ride him on a riser pad under the saddle and whoever adopts him would need to have the saddle fitted properly. With most of our OTT TB'S we normally do 1-2 weeks of ground work, lunging and long reining before riding but Pilot was lunged for 10 mins the first day and mounted. He didn't buck, pigroot or put a hoof out of place. He seriously is amazing! Not a bit of dirt or nastiness in him! He is so chilled and relaxed.