Wally (#Cloverdale12)

12 years old

Paint Gelding

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!

Please email  director@sonomachangeprogram.com for more information. 

UPDATE March 2019: Wally is enjoying life in pasture and has acclimated well to being with other horses- he now has a fence buddy named Tony Pony who sticks with him through thick and thin. Wally is a calm, quiet and gentle horse but he is need of an adopter who will help teach him the ropes about some of the more basic things- like ground commands.  He is halter broke, and is eager to learn more. He is sound and has excellent conformation. He is a stunning horse- come and meet him!  Check out Wally showing off his walk, trot, and canter in this video: 

https://youtu.be/Kyuuhu1hm5Q

 

   

At Intake:

After 3 weeks of care: