Hodges came into our rescue program on March 25, 2011. Hodges came from the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division as a stray. Hodges is a Beautiful, Bay, Quarter Horse, Stud. He is estimated to be 4 years of age. Hodges is very aloof and scared. He has not been handled prior to coming into rescue. He is now halter broke and broke to lead. He still needs a lot of socialization, but responding well, when being handled. Hodges will make an excellent candidate for our Trainers challenge. Hodges will be gelded prior to adoption. He is a sweet boy and has great potential. We will update as he progresses. Please consider making a donation towards Hodge's rehabilitation.
Update May 14, 2011 Hodges was picked for our Blaze's Ride to the Rescue Trainer Challenge. He was chosen by Trainer Stephanie Hodges. Stephanie will be working with Hodges for the next 100 days, turning Hodges into a dependable riding companion. Stephanie will be going against 10 other Trainers in our Trainer's Challenge. Competition is set for August 20th, 2011 at the "Heart of Oklahoma" Shawnee Expo Center. For additional information regarding our Trainers Challenge, please visit our trainer's challenge website and follow your favorite Trainer/Rescue Horse on their journey to competition. Blaze's Ride to the Rescue Trainer Challenge. Hodges will be available for adoption immediately following the competition on August 20th, 2011. Hodges has been gelded and has calmed down considerably. Hodges has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, and teeth floating. If you are interested in adopting Hodges, please submit an adoption application and get your pre-approved status, in order to adopt Hodges or one of our other Rescued Horses competing on August 20th.
Update June 2011 Hodges training had to be cut short, due to a lameness issue. Once Hodges started being worked, he started showing lameness in his hind pasterns. Unfortunately, this wasn't something that we would have spotted without X-rays, etc., Hodges was returned and our Veterinarian performed a full lameness exam on Hodges, as well as, X-rays. Sadly, the X-rays confirmed that Hodges had several issues. Hodges has degenerative joint disease, bone spurs and ringbone in his hind pasterns. We are trying to determine what step we should take next. Hodges can have joint injections that would help him and allow him to be a light pasture/trail horse. Right now, we are just allowing Hodges to be a horse and enjoy the time in the pasture with his buddies. Hodges will not be displayed at the Trainers Challenge and we appreciate Stephanie Hodges noticing Hodges lameness and not working him past his limitiations. Stephanie did work with Hodges on the ground and he has calmed down and is much more socialable. We hate to see Stephanie and Hodges not be able to perform in the Trainers Challenge. In the meantime, Hodges can be adopted as a companion animal only. We will update with additional information as he progresses. If you are interested in adopting Hodges, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come see Hodges.
Update August 2012 Hodges is seeking his forever, loving home to call his own. Hodges is super sweet and very smart. He is difficult to catch, but once you have him, he is eager to please. Hodges is such a stout beautiful boy. He currently stands at 13 hands tall. He will make someone an excellent horse for extremely light riding with the right amount of time and training. He can't be pushed or he will become lame, but he is very sound as he runs and plays throughout the pasture. He would be a great companion animal or one that can be worked with lightly and started under the saddle for light pleasure riding around the pasture. Hodges is a sweet boy, he is halter broke and broke to lead. He stands for the farrier and loads in a trailer. Hodges has a current negative coggins, up to date on vaccinations, deworming, gelding, teeth floating and hoof maintanance. If you are interested in giving this sweet boy the forever, loving home that he deserves, please submit an adoption application or call/email to schedule an appointment to come visit Hodges.
Hodges has been adopted to a wonderful family in Kremlin, Oklahoma. Hodges is going to be extremely well loved and spoiled rotten in his forever, loving home. Hodges is being joined by Chesney, where both will receive the time, attention and love they truly deserve. We are so thrilled that these two sweet boys have find their forever, loving family.
Please call or email to schedule an appointment to visit the horses currently available in our rescue program. We are generally available by appointment Monday - Thursday after 5:30 and anytime Friday - Sunday. We do maintain full time jobs, so we are not always available on weekdays. Please be patient with us and we will return your call/email as soon as possible.