Special Needs Horses

Updates on individual horses are provided when available. Forever Morgans strives to provide information that is as accurate as possible.

Adoption fee will be waived on the condition that the contract between the adopter and FM is amended to include specific agreements about future treatment and training.

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Bobby

Bobby

Misty

ATM Trust In Me

Gabriella

Century Gabriella

Dark Shadows Mystery

Dark Shadows Mystery

Missy

Missy

Larue

Larue

Reflection

Reflection

Cindy

Cindy

GIRL

Girl

Advice

Advice

GIRL

Girl

THFM Black River Girl # 0181157

2009 Registered Black Mare, Height : 15hh
UVM JOVIAL X TRI K DOMINOS STARLETTE
Pedigree
Fostered in OH
Rescued December 2015
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Update 2/3/19: Black River Girl is a Special Needs Horse as she has a chronic intermittent left hind edema that never returns to "normal", during the waxing edematous phase she is also mildly lame. The hoof growth on that limb is significantly less than the other three as notated by the blacksmith. She is a-febrile and does not significantly improve with antibiotics, but has favorable response to NSAIDS.

She is a little skittish. She is pushy in her ground manners but responds well to a chain lead shank. We are working on her ground manners. She does stand well for the farrier and has learned to stand to be blanketed and have blankets removed. She also has learned to get along with goats. She has a sweet personality and wants to please.

Special Needs Horse
Adoption fee will be waived on the condition that the contract between the adopter and FM is amended to include specific agreements about future treatment and training.

Misty

ATM Trust In Me

ATM Trust in Me #0126247

1992 Registered Bay Mare, 15H
Oak Creek Trust Fund x Symphany's Interlude
Pedigree
Fostered in AZ
Rescued November 2016
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Misty is a very sweet mare. She is the first to nicker at the fence, waiting for her nightly carrot. She is very well behaved on the ground. She even parks out for you, with a simple tug on the halter. She follows me everywhere, would rather be with me than the other horses. She absolutely loves to be groomed, in fact she will fall asleep while I'm grooming her. She almost has a smile on her face as she's getting pampered. She didn't even flinch when I got the clippers out, so she has been clipped, that's for sure. We do not think she can be ridden anymore. I have ponied her on a few short rides, and she does wind herself up. I don't take her any longer than about a half hour. A former injury has caused her to loose strength in her hind end. Currently, we are unable to trim her rear hooves, as she can't seem to hold herself up when one leg is supporting her weight. My farrier does check her regularly, and so far she is keeping her rear hooves where they need to be. We don't want to stress her out over something that doesn't need fixing at this time. She gets around just fine in the pasture. She is the low man on the totem pole, so is separated from the rest of the herd but hangs with everyone on the fenceline. She loves my old gelding, they are a cute couple . She has been having issues getting up after laying down. She is persistent, and does get back up. We monitor her closely for this. She has adapted to it very well, and doesn't give up. She would do best with another horse. She would be perfect for a young person (I picture a pig-tailed little girl), to learn how to groom and handle a horse from the ground. She is well behaved and patient with people. Our vet said she is healthy, other than the weakness in her hind-end. She is current on all vaccinations and regular trims. We love her to pieces, but would like to see her have her own person so that we can do this again for another Morgan.

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Gabriella

Century Gabriella

Century Gabriella #0139144

1996 Registered Bay Mare, , height TBD
CARREG WEN COMMANDER X DKS SPRING TOPIC
Pedigree
Boarded in PA
Rehome NOVEMBER 2018
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Gabriella is a Special Needs mare.

Gabriella has very good ground manners, and likes being groomed. She has difficulty eating hay and needs senior feed. She's very lovable. She showed signs of stifle issues when she first arrived was evaluated, was put on rest, and is under re-evaluation.

Gabriella
Dark Shadows Mystery

Dark Shadows Mystery

Dark Shadows Mystery #

2011 Registered Black Mare, Height : TBD
MATLICK VIEW RANGER x MONACO MEXACALI ROSE
In quarantine in PA
Rescued November 2019
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

From previous owner .....
This mare's barn name is Mexi (as in her Mexicali from her dam’s name). Mexi was broke to drive at 2 and was used for trips to town. She was too slow as buggy horse, so they used her as a broodmare. They decided to sell her when she was open this fall even though she had been bred.

She has not been driven in six years. They don't recall ever riding her. They said Mexi had no safety issues and does not crib. She probably ties but that they would have had little reason to tie her. They said she loaded into the trailer easily.

Mexi foundered at some point, although it was a mild case. Her low fetlocks (which I had to specifically ask about as the owner thought they were mild) did not seem to bother her, but she had stifle soreness. They had a chiropractor work on the stifles a couple of times, but she was still sore.

Dark Shadows Mystery
Missy

Missy

SBS Junior Miss

1996 Registered Chestnut Morgan mare, 14.1hh
Merriehill Chicagoan x Charlestown Moonbeam
Boarded in NY
Rescued March 2017
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Update: November 2019
Missy is a very sweet, kind mare who came with an evident hip injury. She is thriving with care , with lots of food, turnout, hoof care, and teeth floating. She has put on weight and her hip asymmetry is beginning to change. She is very grateful for any kindness. Pretty and royally bred. She would be an easy companion horse and could well be an equine therapy horse.


MissyMissy

Special Needs Horse
Adoption fee will be waived on the condition that the contract between the adopter and FM is amended to include specific agreements about future treatment and training.

Larue

Larue

LARUE'S ON TIME # 188720

2014 Registered Black Gelding Height : 14.3hh
WVS DIXIE'S FOXY DUDE x ACORN RIDGE BLACK LIGHT
Pedigree
Fostered in NE
Rescued March 2016
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Update: February 16:

LaRue is a true black beauty, never fading in the sun from his beautiful black coat. His barn name is Rooster, Roo for short, and he is very loving, kind and smart. He is in your pocket the moment you enter the pasture, no treats required. Roo comes immediately to the fence when I go out to walk the pasture. He walks beside me, never leaving me alone. He just wants attention and tries to please. He learns quickly and would easily learn tricks. He leads very well, ties, cross ties, is excellent for grooming and bathing. He loads and trailers very easily and knows how to lunge.

Roo's left front shoulder has a deformity that becomes apparent in his walk. The leg tracks slightly to the left but does not effect his athleticism. His trot and canter are beautiful and strong, and the leg does not bother him nor cause him pain. Vets have cautioned against ever riding him, that he is not sound due to the condition of his shoulder. He stands on the leg without hesitation, picks up all fours easily and has great balance. He is such a gentleman for my farrier and loves the attention. When I first fostered Larue, my farrier put weights on his front left to strengthen it. This seemed to make a wonderful change to the legs strength and tracking.

Roo is an easy keeper, keeps his weight and requires no supplements or medication. He accepts worming without a fuss and is up to date on vaccinations. In the summer, he is on full turnout with nothing additional for feeding, and in winter, he gets 4-5 pounds of alfalfa/grass twice each day.

Roo is very intelligent. I have never had to correct him twice from any misbehavior. In my herd of seven, he is low man on the totem pole. He gets along exceptionally with all of my mares and geldings. This gentle young man deserves a home of his own and would be happiest with a stablemate.

Previously from the foster home : Larue has had 3 busy months since he arrived at our barn. Most important is his opinion, was making friends with the other horses and getting used to being on full turn out. He did the usual running and bucking, but he showed good judgment and good manners with the other horses. It was a smooth transition for everyone. Larue was very deconditioned and also had an unusual looking left shoulder/front leg. His left foreleg was weak and it caused an obvious irregularity in his gait. His defect was never painful but all of the turnout must have been exhausting for him, he took a lot of naps. But, the sunshine and exercise have made him a much stronger and happier horse.

Larue is smart, likes attention and tries to please you. He learns quickly. He leads very well, ties, cross ties, is excellent for grooming and bathing, He also loads and trailers very easily and knows how to lunge.

We also made a trip to the vet clinic to get his shoulder evaluated. It appears that the abnormality was a result of a grain based diet and a calcium-phosphorous imbalance. The abnormality in his shoulder affects the strength of the bone as well as the range of motion and flight path of his left front leg. The rhythm of his gait is irregular at the walk but he looks fine at the trot and canter. The vet feels that he will not be sound for riding due to the condition of his shoulder. He is now being offered as a special needs horse.

That being said, Larue is a very beautiful, intelligent young horse. He is a pleasure groom, he loves to do groundwork and I am sure he would easily learn to do some tricks, too. He has a lot to offer in terms of companionship and friendship. He is a great stress reliever who always puts a smile on your face.

Cindy

Cindy

RUDOY COURAGEOUS CINDY #0161603

2003 Bay Registered Morgan Mare, Height TBD
Rudoy Royal Prince x Oak Grove Priscilla Dawn
Pedigree
Fostered in PA
Rescued November 2018
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

June 2019
Ms. C is a sweet mare who is gentle with her pasture mates and would make a good companion horse. She is an easy keeper who is doing well on pasture during the day and hay at night with no grain.

She had road shoes on when she was obtained by Forever Morgans so is thought to be a former Amish road horse. In addition to driving, Ms. C is also broke to ride but is not expected to regain soundness. She has 50 percent flexion in one hind leg so walks differently on it. She does trot and canter around the pasture.

Described by her foster home as shy, Ms. C is at the bottom of the pecking order in the pasture and has no conflicts with the foster home's other horses. The foster thinks she did not get much attention at her previous home. She had to learn to take treats.

She is mannerly for the vet and farrier, although she does best for farrier visits when treated with an anti-inflammatory medication on those days due to having to stand differently to accommodate the lameness. She cribs moderately when in a stall but not when out in the field. The cribbing decreased by 90% following ulcer treatment. The vet said that from the looks of teeth, she had cribbed for a long time and probably never had her teeth done. But she has naturally good teeth and should not require any extra dental care now that her teeth have been brought to good condition.

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Advice

Advice

W-B Advice

1998 Registered Chestnut Mare, 14.3hh
NISARA'S ADAM'S MARK x W-B HER HIGHNESS
Pedigree
Fostered in MI
Rescued December 2017
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Updated September 2018

She is fine with other horses...on the bottom of the pecking order.

She can be shy and walk away from you in the pasture but is fine once you have her. She’s easy to work with on the ground although she still isn’t too excited about being fly sprayed, she doesn’t do anything bad. Fine for the farrier and the vet and grooming.

I think she likes the company of another horse...don’t think she’d like to be alone. She would do great as a companion horse and I think would be happy with human attention.

I think may need a little extra attention in bad Winter weather as I caught her shivering last year when my guys were fine. She had a very light coat when I got her. Not sure if that’s normal for her but she may need to be blanketed/stalled in bad weather.

Advice is Special Needs because of lameness in her left rear - perhaps sciatica. The vet report states that he would not recommend her for riding. Thus, she is available for adoption as a companion horse or pasture pet.

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Reflection

Reflection

Rose Valley Reflection #0127429

1992 Registered Chestnut Mare, 14.1 hands
Pinehaven Chief x FrostyPine ShadyLady
Pedigree
Fostered in PA
Rescued October 2013
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Reflection is a calm, quiet mare who is easy to handle. She is a former broodmare with heavy Funquest lines, a daughter and granddaughter of the popular stallion Pinehaven Chief. She was not familiar with being lunged but tried hard to understand what was wanted; previous owners said that she is not trained to ride or drive and was only used as a broodmare. She has a bit of a swayback, so would not do well being ridden. She is funny about being caught -- she is initially hard to catch, but comes right to you if you ignore her, and once you scratch her neck she stands to put the halter on. Reflection is a sweet mare who would be happy in a quiet, peaceful pasture. She can be an alpha mare, not aggressive but clearly in charge; her foster mom says that she is a good broodmare who is used to running the herd, but does not have to be the boss. She is a very easy keeper.

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Bobby

Bobby

RH&MJ Aprils Bob-a-Rebob #176744

2006 Registered Chestnut Gelding, 15.1hh
OHF Creative Endeavour x Esther's Pretty April
Pedigree
Fostered in MA
Rescued December 2016
Adoption Fee: Special Needs Horse

Updated Sept 6 2018

Bobby continues to be the sweetest boy ever. He turns out with a group of 7 and does very well, he is middle of the herd. Bobby's manners are excellent, he stands for his trims with the farrier in the crossties, can be groomed and bathes by children safely, he loves the kids and attention.

Current on all immunizations and teeth floating, he will be receiving his fall shots this week.

Unfortunately I have not ridden him but once since he was not sound after work, he does lunge at walk and trot but with consistent work he is sore on the old injury from a driving accident before Forever Morgans took him in.

I give him a half cup of low starch grain with Magnesium twice a day to keep a cresty neck at bay since I have such lush pastures with all the rain we have had this summer. He is also on MSM and if he is "off" in the pasture he gets Equioxx. He has access with his buddies to stalls with fans 24 hours a day, he will stall quietly as well.

Special Needs Horse
Adoption fee will be waived on the condition that the contract between the adopter and FM is amended to include specific agreements about future treatment and training.

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