The Society was asked to help re-home Ryder in February 2016. At the time, Ryder was a 15.3hh 11-year-old gelding purchased out of Alberta when he was 8 and living in Alaska. He was halter broke but largely untrained; his life had been mostly living in a large herd, running in the fields throughout the summer and brought into smaller pastures during the winter. As a mostly untrained older horse, Ryder was proving to be a challenge to train; he wasn’t sure he really liked his “new life.” Despite having had quite a lot of professional help, things just weren’t improving and it was felt Ryder needed to move on. Our Facebook post at the time said “this boy needs a very experienced, and patient, handler. That being said, he is a big marshmallow and super easy to catch and lead. Quite a handsome boy - needs some muscle but about 15.3 maybe 16hh. We shared countless updates, videos, and photos but just couldn’t find a good match; him being located in the Yukon made it challenging as there just wasn’t as many resources to draw from.
One the Society’s longest and hardest working contacts was a huge asset but, we just couldn’t figure out a home for Ryder. In the meantime, his owner was also doing all she could to find Ryder a new home. Her work paid off and Ryder was moved to a new home in Alberta. That was the last we heard about Ryder and hope things have gone well for him.