Diesel came to AAE from the USFS in New Mexico after participation in a wild horse gentling program at the Monty Roberts International Learning Center. Diesel was part of a group gathered off the Jarita Mesa Wild Horse Territory of the Carson National Forest. A group of 5 was transported to Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, CA & entered MRILC. The USFS then decided a third good faith effort had been made and the horses were offered for sale ($25) without limitation. Diesel & two buddies, Scout and Diego, came to AAE in November.
Diesel returned to Monty Roberts International Learning Center for participation in another student program. Sadly, shortly after arrival, Diesel became lame in the hind end; however, the issue could not be pinpointed. Upon return to AAE, Diesel was put on stall rest and subsequently diagnosed with Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM). Although he was treated, he has residual neurologic deficits that makes him unsafe as a riding horse. Diesel will be adopted into a companion home only as a non-riding horse.
Diesel is a handsome, curious guy. He halters & leads with a very slow, gentle approach. He tries very hard but he continues to have trust & confidence issues with humans. Initial approach for haltering is most successful in a small space or he will evade. Once haltered, he is fairly easy to handle. He will need someone who has time to devote to him with consistency & continuity for an extended period of time (daily for weeks, months). With his inquisitive and playful personality, he could make a fun liberty horse!
Diesel is current with vaccines, deworming and hoof and dental care & has a microchip. Diesel needs sedation for farrier work.
Adoption fee subject to change based on training; see website "Allaboutequine" for current info & Diesel's full story.