Jimmy Dean is just another bay QH gelding. He is 6 years old, his original AQHA name is something really hard to remember, has no particular markings, is an easy keeper with good feet and a sweet disposition. Jimmy has only one problem: he tends to buck when saddled. His owners were so kind to surrender him to St. Francis horse rescue. I am fostering Jimmy for a few months to see if we cannot figure out what exactly is the matter with him. This blog will keep track of the activities and solutions attempted to uncover the mystery that is Jimmy Dean’s bucking problem.
After having spent a nice night on the pasture with his new buddy Yankee, eating juicy grass and drinking from the creek, Jimmy took a nice cold shower, ate a supplement snack and trotted/cantered in the round pen. He moves a bit odd, almost as if his hind end wants to go faster than the front end. Jimmy is very obedient and wants to please. There is never a lack of ‘moms’ at our barn and so he was showered with love. Not hard to do with such a little charmer. Did some light palpation and found heat in his upper left shoulder. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.