(DNA: 1st Mangalarga Marchador,
3rd Columbian Paso Fino)
Adoption Fee: TBD
Category: Under Evaluation
Luke came to AAE as a foal and was taken in during a collaborative effort of Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, Resilient Life Horsemanship, the Medicine Horse Project and AAE. Luke was quite shy when he arrived; however, he is much more social today. He has gone from an unhandled, frightened young colt to a soft and friendly gelding.
Luke was adopted from us in 2017 but was recently returned for behavioral reasons. Since arriving back we have already seen a massive improvement in his behavior and attitude in a very short amount of time.
We think that a lack of correct handling, and a punky pony attitude combined to escalate into unacceptable behavior, such as defensive kicking.
Luke will be getting extensive handling, retraining, and a long evaluation before being available to adopt again. He is already more comfortable than he was upon arrival and we know he will make a wonderful young gelding for the right, experienced adopter.