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Gelding Pinto

Gordy was rescued after having been sold through the Gympie sales a few times. A pretty horse like Gordy going through the sales every 3 months did make us think he had some behavioral issues but we thought we would give him a go anyway. After 10 weeks at a professional trainer it was established that Gordy just wasn’t going to be a safe riding horse. He has a knack for getting his rider off by any means he sees fit – even resorting to throwing himself on the ground. The chiro and physio deemed him perfectly sound with no pain issues and his teeth are in perfect shape, so we know that his issues are behavioural under saddle. He may improve with time and a one on one bond with an extremely experienced home but as a charity organization we will never risk the safety of the public. If a professional trainer has deemed him dangerous under saddle then he will be adopted as a companion horse only. On the ground he is a pleasure to do anything with. He isn’t dangerous on the ground at all, which is great and he loves other horses. He would make a great paddock companion for someone not wanting to ride. Gordy has since returned back to SAHA care and looking for his new forever home.

Further info

Date Arrived: 27 February 16

Year Foaled: 2010

Height: 15hh

Sex: Gelding

Breed: Pinto


Tetanus, Strangles, Hendra

Medical Notes / Treatments:

Microchipped, Teeth, Feet, Wormed, Chiropracti

Adoption Cost: $100 under lifetime adoption contract

Care Facility: Tarampa Sanctuary, Queensland

Status: Success Story