Barone joined the rescue in March 2019 as an owner surrender. He is a 28-year-old Paso Fino gelding with very nice manners and was once a riding horse years ago. He has spent several years turned out in a very large pasture with his companion Pony Girl (we think he might be her father from when he was still a stallion). Barone is difficult to catch only when kept with Pony Girl who likes to run away for a time before allowing human contact. Both horses are receiving daily handling so this avoidance behavior goes away. Barone did great for initial farrier care (which was overdue). He will receive more veterinary evaluation along with dental, worming and vaccinations after he and Pony Girl settle in at the rescue.
Update: Barone has settled in well at the rescue with the exception of being overly attached to Pony Girl, his daughter. Both have done well with getting farrier care and veterinary exam. Barone has several loose teeth due to lack of proper dental care in his past. He will undergo extractions as needed.
2020 UPDATE: Old age began to catch up with Barone in 2020. He began losing weight and even with supplements and a good appetite, he remained too thin. Veterinary evaluation could not fully determine a cause, but either cancer or a slow shutdown of organ function was possible, Barone was humanely put down in September 2020.
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