In November 2019, one of our followers alerted us to a Kijiji ad listing two registered Canadian stallions as free to a good home, or $250 each with their papers. This was very concerning as free, unfortunately, tends to bring out people with poor intentions, often kill buyers or those who will flip horses for a quick buck. Not always of course, but often.
Willows (DOB July 2009), stands approx 14.3 and was reported to be halter broke, very tame, good for farrier, and up to date on vaccines. Although not currently broke, there was no reason to believe he could not be trained to ride and drive. It was also reported that Willows would make a wonderful addition to a breeding program. Good brain, wonderful temperament, and good build characteristic of the Canadian breed. According to our research, he did had not sired any foals but it is always possible that a foal or two had never been registered.
At the time, we would have taken both Willows, and his full brother Shaka, but Willows was purchased by the same person who alterted us to the two stallions. We did take Shaka; he has his own page on this site. Just a few short weeks after discovering these two boys, we were dismayed to learn that Willows was up for sale. There seemed to be some misinformation as to why but that doesn't ever matter. Willows was, once again, in need of a home so the Rescue reached out. We were very grateful - once again - that Andrea and Karli were prepared to take him in. Finding homes for stallions is never easy!
Transportation was arranged and Willows journeyed to Andrea's. Similar to Shaka, Willows was nervous and shy but smart, learning that the blanket and brush were nothing to be afraid of. He very quickly settled into his new routine and arrangements were made for a farrier and vet to attend. He had no winter coat to speak of so we assumed, again same as Shaka, that he lived in a stall much of his life as more of a pet than a horse.
Once Willows has been assessed, he will be up for adoption.