Bo is a chestnut who came to us in the early summer of 2015 from a lesson barn, where he had kept many kids safe on his back for years. The first thing we noticed about him was all of the brands he had on his thigh. Brands are when a farm, barn, etc. decides to burn or freeze a symbol on to the horse to identify where the horse lives.
We like to think it means that the brands symbolize his wisdom because of all the lives he has lived. We speculate that he might have been mistreated or neglected in the other barns he has lived in previously due to the fact that he was extremely cautious and scared when it came to people. We weren’t even able to get close enough to put his halter on. This continued and he really kept to himself for the first month or so.
Once he started to get comfortable and show his true self, we found out that he had a lot to say! Bo is one of the most talkative horses we have, and the last barn that had him said he never made a sound! We like to think it’s because he is so content in where he is that he can finally be the chatty horse that he was meant to be. One of his favorite things to do is scream at the other horses to get them to do what he wants. Whether he wants their food or wants them to move, he lets them know with a scream. We’re pretty sure you can hear it from Sound Avenue. We were unsure of his age at first and thought he was 35 or older, but once our veterinarian met him, we found out he was about 30 which is still pretty old. He’s perfect for his little herd that we affectionately call, “The Old Guys.” Bo is a very lovable and content horse, and we’re happy that he has a forever home here at Spirit’s Promise. :)
Help support Bo!
It costs $650.00 per month for us to care for Bo.
Each month, Bo eats 4 bags of feed ($100.00) and 14 bales of hay ($450.00), and is seen by the farrier and vet ($100.00).
Your generous donation will help us to continue caring for Bo.
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