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