Johnny Walker – Rehabilitating – In Need of Sponsors
Johnny Walker is a 14 year old Paso Fino Gelding who stands at 14.3 hands. Johnny Walker got his name because in the Kill Pen he was labeled as a Tennessee Walker but he is definitely a Paso Fino. Johnny was terribly abused, afraid of a raised voice or hand, and he would shake wondering if he would be hit or viciously hobbled. Once arriving at the rescue he was being treated for thrush in his heel bulb, this is one of the worst cases of thrush the rescue has ever seen. Johnny has a little food aggression but he would never bite, kick, or hurt you. He would just give you a little push but it wasn’t harmful, he was already concerned he wouldn’t get fed due to his past. He has calmed down significantly with his food aggression he is still improving. When a horse is food aggressive it does take time for them to get out of the habit. In the last few months he started to trust more volunteers here and we’re grateful for that! Johnny Walker was adopted adopted out back in May 2020 but was sadly returned back in December 2020 at no fault of his own. He came back malnourished as it is hard to see he was a 2 on the body scale (due to having his winter coat) and he was very skittish, a simple move would spook him. He has put some weight on since being here for a month but he still needs some more weight to be 100% again. Once he is fully rehabilitated he will receive a riding evaluation to see if he is still sound as to when he came back he wasn’t moving right.
If you would to be a sponsor for Johnny Walker please sign up for your reoccurring monthly donations using PayPal. Recommended donations amounts are $25, $50, $75, or $100 (Full Sponsorship). You can also adjust the amount to how much you want to donate. Singular bequests are also welcomed!