Emmett has been a familiar face at the farm for many years and he is a real character. He was purchased at the auction and left in Susankellyís name by a woman she didnít know. He is in his mid 20ís, (in 2018), and is a 16 hand Appaloosa gelding. Susankelly was fortunate enough to have a great group of people that quarantined him for free in 2009. We thought we had a home for him but it fell through when it was determined Emmett does not see well at night. Therefore living out 24/7 was not an option for him.

Not long after Emmett arrived at the farm he developed a terrible tendon sheath infection that blew out his left knee. It was an extensive injury and in order for Emmett to heal he was going to require many months of stall rest and bandaging. Emmett was amazingly good about being on stall rest for an entire year! We are very grateful to Dr. Wilson for all the time she devoted to getting Emmett better.

Emmett honestly prefers his stall to going out. We do turn him out every morning and he plays with Jiminy over the fence, plus he does much better being outside in the cooler months than the summer. Emmett does have arthritis in his right hock and there are times when it flares up and he is lame. He is very strong and does need an experienced handler. He doesnít know his own strength.

Emmett is a real character, we have fun dressing him up for the Holidays. He makes goofy faces and enjoys the attention. Emmett is available for adoption as a companion now that his lameness issues have stabilized. If you canít take this lovable character home, please consider sponsoring Emmett.

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