Almighty O “Romeo”

Almighty O “Romeo”

Do you dream of having your own descendant of the legendary Secretariat to compete with?  Then look no further than Almighty O, lovingly known as Romeo at Safe Harbor. This 2007 16.2hh Thoroughbred has been utilized in beginner riding lessons, and is ready to head to the show ring this season.  He was only lightly raced, and at 11 years old he has enough age to have a good head on his shoulders.  He has no vices and no injuries, and clean legs. Romeo’s adoption fee is $1,250.  He thrives with structure and a program, and is not a horse than can sit for months at time, but also doesn’t need to work daily.  A good one to two times a week routine suits him quite well.  He is an After The Track horse with Safe Harbor and a phenomenal gelding.  We rate him intermediate as he is a safe mount for a beginner with experienced supervision, but would not be an ideal horse for a beginner not working with a trainer.   ALMIGHTY O  (USA) dkb/br. G, 2007 {2-n} DP = 5-7-10-1-1 (24) DI = 2.43   CD = 0.58 – 15 Starts, 8 Wins, 2 Places, 1 Shows Career...

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Maestro Jericho J

Maestro Jericho J

Jericho is a 10 year old Percheron Thoroughbred cross.  He is in all around good health and has never known abuse–he came to us after his loving owner passed away. Jericho needs an experienced owner who won’t let him get away with being big and bossy.  He knows he is big, and will push someone around who is not assertive with him, but he responds very well to correction.  He is about 16.2hh and over 1200 pounds; as such we will want someone with prior horse experience who understands leadership to be his forever home. Jericho stands for the farrier and is broke to ride.  He is however, a horse without a strong work ethic.  If allowed, he will lay down about 10 minutes in to a ride; not dangerously, he just wants to suggest that work is over-rated.  He can be trained out of this, but it will take persistence from someone able to read his cues and push him past the attempted lay down who is committed to letting him know that he needs to follow leadership not take the lead role. Jericho leads, loads, ties, and does all aspects of basic horsemanship well.  He is sound barefoot. His adoption fee is...

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Cool Mac

Cool Mac

Age: 20 Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse Height: 15.3 hands Rider Level: Confident intermediate Cool Mac is 20 years young and about 15.3hh.  He has a mild swayback, which actually makes this TWH even more comfortable to ride.  He is very forward, and shows every attribute of being a former padded show horse.  As soon as you mount he works towards getting a head set and is ready to move out.  He’s best suited to a rider with experience that likes a forward horse, and could be intimidating to a beginner rider.  He is very easy to handle on the ground, very social, and easy to catch.  Mac is easy to lead, load, tie, and he stands for the farrier.  This gentleman has an adoption fee set at $300, and he is trail ready.  His foster mom is taking him out trail riding, so his experience in rescue is not limited to farm only.  He is veterinarian evaluated to be sound, but shoes are recommended due to a medial scar on one coronary band that affects the hoof...

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Javert

Javert

Age: 14 (approx) Breed: Standardbred Height: 14.3 hands Rider level: Intermediate/Advanced Javert came to Safe Harbor through our partnership with Standardbred Retirement Foundation.  He is an unregistered trotter standie with a lofty stride and elegant movement about him. He’s suited to any form of sport discipline and the options for him are unlimited. He’s on the smaller side for a standardbred; about 14.3hh. He’s built nicely, with a pretty w/t/c. Javert is broke to ride, but he is NOT a beginner horse.  He needs an experienced and soft hand to work with as he can be sensitive.  He is not spooky, and he is easy to catch, lead and load. Javert is approximately 14 years old.  His adoption fee is $400. About his name:  Javert was named for Inspector Javert from Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel Les Miserables.  Victor Hugo depicts Javert as a character who is not simply villainous, but rather tragic in his misguided and self-destructive pursuit of justice. “Javert was a compound,” Hugo writes, “of two sentiments, simple and good in themselves, but he made them almost evil by his exaggeration of them: respect for authority and hatred of rebellion.” He is “absolute”, a “fanatic”. This fanatical absolutism allows him to divine a “straight path through all that is most tortuous in the world”.  Hugo’s Javert was without any vices, and had a moral foundation built strictly on legalism....

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