meet barrister, our spring horse of the month!
Barrister is a 21-year-old Thoroughbred Cross gelding, 16hh and sweet as pie. He is a gentle giant who loves people and attention, lives alone without concern for other horses, stands nicely for grooming and ground handling, and walks nicely on leadline on street trails (with no rider). Barrister is current on everything, barefoot, and friendly. Barrister has one "very large flaw" and that is he has Apteism, a condition with scar tissue on his sheath making it impossible for him to retract his penis. It does not hurt or bother him at all, and the Shelter Vet said he had this condition for years, with no medication or maintenance required. He is a happy go lucky guy with no problems urinating, rolling and just being a horse. Barrister will be participating in the Humane Society of the United States Forever Foundation Training Program this year and may be coming available for adoption in a the near future. He will participate in the National Adoption Challenge Showcase with the HSUS and Carter Ranch Horse. Barrister currently makes a lovely companion/ground work horse. Saddle training is not guaranteed through our rescue. Keep your eye on Barrister for future adoption availability. If you are interested in this sweet boy now, please turn in an application, which is available on our Resources page, and we may consider him adoptable to the right home. Natural Horsemanship experience and training preferred.
AGHR to participate in 2021 hsus forever foundation training program
In addition, some of our horses will be participating in the 2021 National Adoption Challenge and Showcase! For more information, check out the HSUS webpage here:
From the HSUS website
To help equine rescues place more horses, the Forever Foundation provides trainers and volunteers with a video-based learning program and hands-on training to enable them to safely and efficiently work with their horses and prepare them for adoption.
The program has proven to be one of the most effective equine adoption training initiatives in place. By creating a reliable network of rescues across the country with consistent practices, the program is making a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of horses and the people who care for them.
In 2021, participants in the Forever Foundation will have access to unique online training education and challenges designed to help advance, engage, motivate, and reward your team as they work to successfully prepare your equine for adoption.
Program Features:Volunteer Training and Tracking
Equine Training and Tracking (Ground & Riding)
Training Challenges & Rewards
Hands-On Training Clinic
Director Reporting Features
Adopter Education Resources
Plus, those who successfully participate in the Training Challenges, will be eligible for the Equine Adoption Challenge & Showcase!