Star – Sponsored By Lisa Bell

Sponsored by Lisa Bell, Thank you!

Name:  Star
Birth Date:  1/1/1998
Breed:  Thoroughbred
Sex:  Gelding
Height:  17.0
Color:  Bay Black Points
Rideable:  Yes

Star's Story

Star is a Thoroughbred gelding originally from the Dallas Texas area. Star arrived in 2017 and is a gorgeous 17 hand tall, bay, with legs as long as a giraffe. Star had a very successful career in show jumping and later became a lesson horse teaching students how to jump. He was used to jump some really high fences and we have been told he was great, especially with students.

The reason he was brought to Colorado was because of anahydrosis, an inability to sweat.  The heat of Texas was too much for him. Star was donated to us in July of 2017 because the owners were unable to keep weight on him. Since his arrival, he has been gaining weight and has self-adjusted so that he now occasionally sweats. He can also be caught cooling himself off in the water tank, and I mean, IN the water tank.

Star is very friendly, and a quick learner. He has participated in our Horsemanship classes and our Mental Health program. We are hopeful that he will be a great fit in our riding program or that the right person will come along to adopt him. Anyone who adopts him should be aware of how easily he overheats; he will get really hot if he is in the heat, even if he isn’t working out. Although Star could still jump really high fences, at his age he should be retired to much lower fences. He could still make a lovely lesson horse or a horse for an intermediate rider. He would love to find someone with a barn, he loves to be in a stall!

2 Responses

  1. Hello, I’m 12 years old, I had 2 horses before, one that was 20 and she was a great riding horse, now, I only have one horse, his name is Duke, he is really lonely and needs a friend to keep him company. I offer many acres of land and a small barn for him to stay. I was wondering if I could adopt him! I just need to know how much?
    • Kathy Hamm
      Hi Madison, I'm going to ask you to look thru our forms that spell out the adoption process which begins with Fostering first. Please see the following site: <a href="https://eottr.org/forms/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">https://eottr.org/forms/</a> . Take a look and we'll go from there. I really hope this works out for you. Thanks.

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