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Breed: QH Grade
Rojas was saved from slaughter when HiCaliber rescued him from Ontario Auction on May 16, 2016.
Update July 24, 2017
Rojas (pronounced roe-hoss, meaning "red" in Spanish) is a brick bunker of an animal. He could give a Budweiser Clydesdale a run for it in a muscle show, he's that built. And sweet! He loves to be loved!! He's a big puppy, yearning for that pat on the head and a "good boy!"
This gorgeous hunk o' love's back story would probably make you cry. The only thing we know for sure is he was treated with no kindness. Which is a shame, since this deadly handsome guy has so many snuggles to give. He wants to do right. He really REALLY wants to. His groundwork manners are impeccable. He's done incredibly well under saddle and bareback. Our trainer says he wouldn't hesitate to sit a child on Rojas' back and walk him around.
But he doesn't like pressure on the right and fights turning that direction. Which is a minimal "but" in the grand scheme, as he has no trouble with quick-release pressure; just quibbles with the steady-pressure stuff. The important thing to know is Rojas requires an intermediate or advanced rider with time, devotion, and lots of love to dedicate to this amazing creature. There is SO MUCH potential here.
Are you the one who will let him shine? Will you be the one who takes this bad boy to the prom and gets the bumper sticker that says "Who rescued who"?
Update: August 15, 2016
Rojas was cleared to go back to work this weekend. You can see the video of him walking around the round pen here.
Update: July 27, 2016
We found that pesky ball and thank you to SLREH for taking such great care of our boy. He needs a few more miles since he's still a little green but he's going to make someone a great friend and he is sexy.
Update: June 20, 2016
Rojas had a test ride but seemed a little ancy..... I would be too if there were so many heat-crazed women around and I was a stud! We gave him a break and he went to San Luis Rey Equine Hospital for surgery to find that pesky, testosterone making ball hidden in his abdomen. He is back at the ranch and healing up. Once he is ready and a little less worked up over the winking vaginas, he will get a true test of his skills.
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