Jack is a beautiful, registered QH, gelding that was unwanted by his owner. Jack used to work the feed lots, 5 days a week, and was a full working horse. Unfortunately Jack developed navicular in both of his front and his owner did not take care of it. Navicular cannot be cured but it can be maintained with corrective shoeing and hoof care but if you let it go untreated it can become very painful and cause a horse severe lameness.
Jack's navicular is severe as it went untreated for 7 years. We have tried several treatment options to help ease Jack's pain and we have successfully got it maintained using Epona shoes, hoof packing, and trimming his hooves at a 52* angle to take the pressure off the navicular bone. Jack is used to being ridden a lot so gets quite depressed and stops eating if he doesn't get ridden in a while. He suffered badly from depression when he first moved here as he had been with his previous owner for a long time. We had to put Button as a companion for Jack to help get him to eat.
Jack is completely retired from riding and spends his days hanging out with Button.
Jack is in need of an additional sponsor to cover his farrier cost of $72 per month. Whether you sponsor $10, $20, $30 or more per month, it all adds up to make a difference in our equines lives.
Jack is sponsored by Jeanne and Casey Wentzell
Thank you for helping to provide Jack with a long and happy life at W.A.R.