Chester is one of many horses taken into the rescue program during late September 2019 into mid-November 2019. Along with a few older geldings, he had been dumped at the end of a season by a WY dude ranch. Under his winter coat, Chester was thin and he does have some arthritis. Overall his rehab should require updating basic care needs like dental, worming and farrier trims. If needed, X-rays will be taken to give better diagnostics on any joint issues.
Chester is a super friendly old gelding who will retire with our rescue program.
Update: After quarantine and a break in wintry weather, Chester underwent a thorough veterinary evaluation and received update dental care. He had two loose teeth, one of which was removed. He was put on antibiotics to help with probable infection due to excessive gingival recession and the pocket being packed with feed. The other tooth will be monitored closely as it did not require removal at this time. Chester moved well for his age during a lameness exam although he did not understand how to work on a lunge line, so that method of watching movement was not completed. Due to his shaggy and uneven haircoat, it was suspected he has Cushings disease. Blood work results showed this to be the case. Chester is now on medication for Cushings.
Update (2021): Chester is moving to a great, new home in the Spring as a companion to another senior QH gelding owned by one of our long-time supporters. Congratulations to Chester!
2021 Update: Chester moved in late spring to his new home, only to find there was still snow on the ground. Luckily by June the weather had changed and he and his new friend (Mo) could enjoy their own pastures to graze, and individual stalls with runs for nighttime dinner and sleeping. We are very happy that Chester’s new “mom” was happy to take in a senior horse at her new (fabulous) ranch.
More About Chester (ADOPTED)
- Available for adoption