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Phoenix Horse Appaloosa & Tennessee Walker Mix Hohenwald , TN

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Appaloosa, White, Black

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Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Adoption fee
$350.00

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Meet Phoenix

Hi my name is Phoenix! I am a 22-year-old 14.3 hand walkaloosa gelding.

9/21/21
Phoenix is a special gelding. Not only does his unique coloring set him apart but he also is mostly deaf and partially blind. We were not aware of him being deaf until I started his training evaluation and noticed it seemed that way. After his training evaluation he was again seen by our vet and it was confirmed he is mostly deaf and partially blind. I have spent several days thinking on the best ways to work with and reassure a deaf horse. It is a learning experience and Phoenix is doing great and definitely trying to connect and do what is asked of him. You can ride Phoenix out on the trails and in the ring. I would suggest going with other horses but not because he is buddy sour more because if he needed it there is security in numbers. There are a couple things to be aware of with him and he just needs time to realize he is in good hands. He needs a little work with picking up his hind feet, he knows how to do it but sometimes has trouble balancing and that can startle him. When you catch him in the pasture you have to find a small area because he can't hear you. I think once he finds his human he will be able to recognize them and come over. Just playing with how to best catch him without scaring him will take a little time. He is not wild or crazy, just shy. I believe he would do best in a confident intermediate to advanced riders home. Somewhere he can go trail riding and be free to have fun.

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  • Appaloosa
  • Senior
  • Male