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Gallagher is a 15 year-old Thoroughbred gelding who needs a home. He has been a show horse for the past five years, and has been trained for dressage and jumping, and does flying lead changes. Gallagher is currently sound but had some injuries in the past. His owners need to find him a home before winter.
Gallagher is not at Hanaeleh, but is with the owner who currently boards him in Lake Tahoe, CA. A more detailed description of Gallagher is below. For more information, or to contact his owners, please e-mail: [email protected].
Below is a more detailed description of Gallagher that was given to us by his owners. Please read through it for more information.
Gallagher is a 15 year old 16h flea-bitten grey OTTB. He only raced three times because he was too slow for the track. He has an old-school type build as in he has thick bones, good joints, and is compact, not long backed. I use to jump with him reaching of a height of 4’6” but have not jumped him for the past three years.
We have been working on dressage but it has been very interrupted. His gaits are fantastic and he knows flying lead changes off the cuff. I had my local vet Dr. Kris Purcell come out and do x-rays and ultrasounds on him. Other than the injections, Dr. Purcell said that for his history and amount of work, his legs are phenomenal and in great condition.
Gallagher has been working lightly under saddle for the past few months and has been moving out sound on the longe line. I no longer have the resources to work him back up to show-level but it is very unfortunate because he would make a great young rider horse or adult amateur horse. He is smart, talented, and beautiful to watch. I am asking for help as I need someone to take the responsibility of this from me. It hurts because he was my first horse but I know that he loves to work. He is an easy keeper for a TB but he can only have a max of 1 flake of alfalfa a day. He has never colicced. Gallagher can go barefoot or with shoes depending on how rocky the terrain is.
On a scale of 1 to 10 I would say that Gallagher’s temperament when he is working is a 6.5 but when he is out of work it can be an 8 or it can be a 5. He is very environmentally affected and if there is a lot of commotion he is heightened but also can be extremely calm. As he has aged, he has become calmer over the 5 years I have owned him. It is becoming incredibly hard to afford his board so I do need to find him a home quickly and preferably before winter.