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Status: Available for Adoption
On August 8, 2015, Rumor was saved from the possibility of an ugly end on when HiCaliber was the highest bid on him at Mike's Auction.
Rumor has been with us now going on 2 years. He has been handled extensively, been in training and is ready for his forever home. He has gone from being a little 3-year-old stud muffin to 5-year-old gentlemen with a lifetime of fun and excitement ahead of him.
Rumor is a little on the smaller side at 14hh but has a personality the size of a troupe of Clydesdales. And this guy is muscular, beefy and strong. Match that up with those flashy paint looks, add a dash of amazing training and a willing heart, and you've got Rumor!
This little man is perfect for a petite adult or intermediate teen/child. We see him being a great trail horse for walk/trot, and he can lope along like the wind blows! This flashy guy has speed and style, even if he can be a bit lazy at times.
Due to a very slight prior knee issue (non presenting, he's strong and fit as a fiddle at all gaits) barrels and jumping are not recommended for Rumor, but he's sound and great for trail, gymkhana, or relaxed riding. He leads, trailers, ties and stands nicely to be tacked and groomed. Rumor is young, beautiful, built, and ready to continue down the trail as someone’s forever horse.
To see Rumor in action on our Facebook HiCaliber Adoptables page click here.
Update: October 3, 2016
Oh, Rumor boy... You went from a bratty stud muffin to doing obstacle courses. Rumor is going to be a great trail horse for an intermediate kid or small human.
Update: July 1, 2016
Rumor is away at training in Norco and is doing wonderful! He's learning horsey manners and is doing great with his sensory training. We're so happy to see how well he's doing and very thankful to Doug for taking on the challenge!
Update: April 20, 2016
Rumor has had his cryptorchid surgery! He is now officially a gelding and will be going into training as soon as he heals.
Update: August 8, 2015
We thought we rescued a gelding, only to find out pretty quickly that our new boy was indeed a stud. He's a beautiful horse and only about three years old. It appears he may be a crypt, which means a much more costly gelding surgery and likely the reason he was dumped at auction. Rumor was the third horse HiCaliber had rescued in less than a week's time (after Lily and Alvin), and we are so grateful that our village continues to be there for the horses most in need.