Argent et Romeo ("Romeo")
*THIS HORSE IS LOCATED IN MARYLAND*
Argent et Romeo (aka "Romeo") is a handsome 2005, 16.2h Thoroughbred gelding seeking a home as a companion horse with a strong intermediate handler. This boy raced 11 times, mostly in 2010, and earned just over $6,000. His owner intended to use him for eventing, but he was injured in a field accident that has currently disfigured his right front medial heel bulb. He has been retired pasture sound and now needs to find a home where he can live out his days.
Despite being retired, this boy would still LOVE a job. He'd do best with someone who can work with him everyday. He has a very busy mind and short attention span, so he definitely gets the wiggles. Someone who could work with him at liberty or trick training would be excellent for Romeo. Just something to keep his brain occupied. This is definitely the kind of horse who would entertain you (and himself) for hours playing with jolly balls in the field! He's a goof!
Due to his injury and just having typical Thoroughbred feet, Romeo is currently in front shoes with pads. He will most likely need ongoing maintenance, most likely with shoes, to keep the scarred heel bulb in check. We watched him go in-hand and he was noticeably off in the right front at the trot straightaway. He is not currently receiving any anti-inflammatory medications to make him more comfortable, so that may be an option. Romeo has been turned out for the last year with a small pony (pictured) and next to a mare, and has done fine with both. He is a moderate to hard-keeper, so would do best in a home with lots of good grass. He's currently stalled half-day with grass hay and 1 flake alfalfa, and turned out with a grass round bale.
When we visited with Romeo, he was easy to catch and lead. He had to be brought in with his pony friend, as he can be buddy sour and gets nervous when separated. He was wiggly in the cross-ties and we were told that he will test them. He was great for grooming head-to-toe and picked up all four hooves. He's good for shots and orals. He can be wiggly for the farrier, and does best when held in-hand and given breaks to let off some steam. Again, he's a wiggle worm! So keeping him busy is most important to this guy. If you like to dote and fuss over your horses, that would probably be beneficial for Romeo.
Romeo is UTD on everything and ready to move on to his new home.