Posted on June 16, 2017



He’s a sweet old man that was once abandoned, and he needs a soft landing place. We suspect #Dorian, a #TWH gelding was also a sored show horse—even more reason for this guy to have all the TLC in the world in his senior years. He is an easy keeper, in his early 20’s, and does fine in a mixed herd. Do you have a place in your heart for this gentleman? He’ll repay you with unconditional love and lots of nickers and neighs as he sees you come out in the morning. Apply to #Adopt!

Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse

Age: 20 Approx

Size: 15.2HH

Dorian is a gorgeous strawberry roan walking horse.  He currently gets nervous around new people and new situations.  He is working on ground work to build in trust in his relationships.  Though he has been ridden in the past, we have not yet started riding him in rescue as he needs work on foundational skills.

Dorian’s temperament reminds us of horses we have had in the past that we know have been victims of soring, and we assume he has, too.  He runs to the back of his stall with fearful eye and tense muscles if you enter the stall with him.  He is improving at this with repetition and learning that he does not need to fear.  When handled he seems to be waiting for abuse to start, and expecting it.  He just tenses up in fear, but he does not act out or do anything naughty.

On the flip side, if you just open his stall door and step to the side, he’ll calmly walk in, and he has a good education; he just needs the time to work through his fear to become a versatile horse.  Dorian’s fee is set at $300 to an appropriate home who will understand his background and help with his lifelong journey towards healing.