Rescue Horse of the Month
Each month Restorative Reins highlights a rescue horse from one of our trusted rescue centers. The horse may have a great rags-to-riches story, be a rehab pro, or they may be looking for a home. Keep an eye out to meet our horsey pals through our monthly Horsey Highlights posts.
Age: 5 years old
Height: 13.2hh (approx.)
Breed: Unknown (Pony Type)
Available at: What Do You Know
Adoption Fee: Free for the month of April
Cody's story began when What Do You Know saw a kijiji ad of him and his 5 "siblings" needing a safe place to land until his forever home came along. All 6 boys were colts and we can only assume they are related.
Cody was saved January 2nd, 2018 and traveled from Ottawa to What Do You Know in Innisfil. Cody's siblings were fairly skinny, but he had the best weight. Though he had the best weight he had a very dangerous medical issue. He had a very large umbilical hernia that should have been surgically repaired when he was younger. It could have strangled his intestines and he would have died. Thankfully they were able to get it repaired when they gelded him January 23rd, 2018.
Cody was perfect for his stall rest for 4 weeks. The day Cody arrived to the rescue he was perfect to catch and loved to be snuggled and scratched. Once caught when trying to be led to a stall for the night it was very obvious that he wasn't halter broke. He would refuse to walk, try running an opposite direction or throwing himself over backwards.
Like any unhandled horse Cody has his good and bad days. Good days he walks like a school horse not too far in front of you or behind you. On his bad days he wants to refuse going in/out of the barn. Cody needs an experienced home that can spend at least a few days a week working with him and showing him how to be a good equine partner.
Cody has been with his 5 siblings since he arrived at What Do You Know. He is good in a stall and respects fencing. Currently living outside 24/7. Doesn't require grain. In January Cody also got his teeth floated, de-wormed and his shots. Adoption fee has been reduced to FREE for the month of April, in hopes that he can find his special family that is willing to work with him and give him the time and training that he needs.
Written by What Do You Know
What Do You Know is a Not-For-Profit who rescues, retrains and rehabilitates at-risk horses, donkeys and surrenders. They rely on sponsors to help care for the horses that they work with. These two ladies, Courtney Reynolds and Rebecca Hutchinson, have full-time jobs and spend every waking hour looking after and rehabilitating horses who have been abused, neglected and thrown aside - a completely self-less job.
Restorative Reins intimately knows and recommends What Do You Know for sponsorship, as well as a great option when looking for your next pony. This rescue is the real deal!
Sponsorship & Rehoming
Cody costs What Do You Know $225 per month. This includes his general care, medical care, hay and shavings. He is up-to-date on all health matters (teeth, shots, de-worming) and hoof trimming.
Please consider sponsoring Cody today with any one-time or monthly donation.
To meet Cody or ask more questions, please contact What Do You Know (WDYK).
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