Siegfried is a 27 year old Percheron draft gelding who stands 18.3 hands tall and weighs 2,200 lbs. He is quite handsome with his long flowing mane and tail and pure white coat. He is very laid back, taking everything in stride, and there is not much that rattles him. That disposition was ideal for his past life as a jousting horse.
Since his arrival Siegfried has presented with several health challenges-unexplained lameness, multiple hoof abscesses, odd pastern dermatitis lesions-all of which had vets scratching their heads after diagnostic testing proved inconclusive. What we did discover thru radio-graphs is that he has significant ring-bone (arthritis in the pasterns) in his front legs, which will always need to be managed by a daily joint supplement, and herbal supplements.
Most recently his dental challenges have required him to receive several soaked hay pellet meals a day as he is no longer able to eat hay or grass.
Siegfried has become our ambassador, the one who represents our farm, with his grace, beauty and lovely disposition he shows us that we can age with dignity if given the chance to do so.
Thank you Mary L. & Kathy B. for sponsoring a portion of Siegfried's care!
Siegfried's Wish List: Pine Shavings, Alfalfa/Timothy Hay Pellets, Devils Claw