One of the challenges we face at the Humane Society of North Texas (HSNT) is determining what jobs a horse may have performed, and what he or she will do next! Since we know horses typically change owners several times over their life, this can lead to a lot of confusion for the horse. We often have little history to try to piece together a past, so we work hard to understand what each horse may need in order to start their next chapter on the right hoof.
We first met eleven-year-old Flame when we pulled him from a terrible neglect situation. Just in time, he and five other equines were rescued from the deadly outcome suffered by the remaining horses around them. While getting his weight back to an appropriate body condition score, the HSNT team started breaking down some of the trust barriers with Flame. His main handler made great headway and we felt a professional trainer would be the next best step to see if Flame could get restarted under saddle. Flame still lacked confidence and clarity in his thought processes, something we wanted to see him gain before being adopted.
Thanks to a grant from the ASPCA®, we were able to send Flame to a community training partner. Every day, he is making headway; we believe Flame would thrive in a ranching environment or as a trail horse. If you’re ready to develop a relationship, we’re pretty sure you’ll fall for this handsome guy as much as we have at the HSNT equine ranch.
We are so grateful to our local horse trainers for their assistance – community is everything, especially now. If you are a trainer or someone looking for your next horse, consider reaching out to a reputable equine adoption group. Find us at myrighthorse.org!