UPDATE May 2019: Go Wally Go! Wally is excelling in training! Thanks to special donations made to CHANGE, Wally is going to spend 30 to 60 days at a trainer to assess his riding ability. We have great hopes for him and expect that he will be a star at the trainer's. Wally is a calm, quiet and gentle horse but he is need of an adopter who will help to continue the solid foundation of training that he has received at CHANGE. He is eager to learn- but is a sensitive fella. The foster barn reports that he listens to commands and clearly tries to please. He is sound and has excellent conformation.
He is a stunning horse, check out Wally showing off his walk, trot, and canter in this video:
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Wally is a 12-year-old Paint gelding with a gorgeous marbled eye. He hasn’t had a lot of life experience and had likely never been anywhere before we got him out, but he tries incredibly hard to please. Thanks to an assist from the folks at the American Paint Horse Association, we know his pedigree, though he was never registered. Wally suffered from seriously uncared for feet, and has needed a fair bit of work to get them turned around (as proof it had been awhile, he was clearly confused by being asked to hold up a hoof and get it trimmed). But his hooves have been corrected and now he does great with the farrier! He’s is big and handsome, and really wants to connect with people. As of May 1, 2018 he is a gelding. Due to his age, the procedure was performed at UC Davis. He recovered well. He is sound and current on all veterinary work and ready for an adoptive home to help him with the next stage of his life journey. He has excellent potential to be a riding horse!
After 3 weeks of care: