Jake is 9 years old, 14.2 hands high, POA gelding. He is handsome as you can see, but his charms lie in his personality. He is formally trained in English eventing and did do competition in California before moving to Oregon a couple years ago. He has huge potential and when he was in California he was the Pony Club mascot. He is friendly, athletic and smart. He LOVES the water. He likes crossing puddles and thinks it is fun to run through them over and over. He was intensively trained for eventing for 2 years with a great trainer (that info can be released upon adoption) and would be best suited for a confident Intermediate level eventer smaller adult/teen/child. He can be a little hot and we know with his age and breed it is understandable.
Jake is a nosy boy, he likes to see what his pasture mates are up to and he bonds very quickly to them and as a result becomes herd bound. The best thing we have been instructed for him is to be somewhere very regimented and busy (a busy stable where he is never truly alone). He is good in a stall, he moves around easily for cleaning around him. He bathes, sprays, blankets, clips, loads in a trailer, stands for the farrier and vet. Jake is up to date on de-worming, vaccinations and his teeth are in good shape according to the vet visit in January 2015. He is good around kids, dogs, chickens, cats, ducks, geese, people. His foster home reports that he gets nervous when his paddock mate leaves and does better if you replace the paddock mate with another horse so that his anxiety goes down. He came to his foster home at a body score of 2 heading to a 1 and is still gaining weight so he has NOT been being worked until his body score is higher, as of February he is about a 4.
If you are interested in Jake please email us so that we can give his foster home the information so that they can make arrangements with you about meeting him. He is in foster care in Battle Ground, WA. Because he is in Washington if he is to be moved to Oregon the adoptive family will be responsible for attaining a health certificate with Coggins testing (it is required by law.) Please see our page Want to adopt a Rescue? to learn about our adoption process. Our email is HarmonyNBRescue@aol.com
The BLUES BROTHERS STORY: Jake came to HNBAR as an owner surrender under special circumstances for the animal’s safety in a Domestic Violence situation where he and other horses were intentionally left to fend for themselves or given very little food. He and another gelding, Elwood Blues, came into foster care at a very low body condition score of 2 sliding to 1. They have been rehabilitating with their foster home since mid December. If you cannot adopt the Blues Brothers, please consider sponsoring them, if you cannot sponsor then consider sharing them with the hopes of finding them great homes and thank you for looking.