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Barney
Smart and loving 20-year-old Belgian



Age: 20 years old
Height: 16 hands,
Gender: Gelding
Breed: Belgian

Rehoming Fee: $400.00 - Re-homing Agreement
Offered by Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue
Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue, 3282 Centerline Rd, Varysburg, NY 14167

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My name is Barney and I am a 20-year-old Belgian gelding. I worked all my life on a farm until I lost my sight from cataracts. I know what you are thinking, how can a blind horse get around. The answer is with a little help from my friends. Titan and Jesse are my seeing eye buddies. When I first arrived, they showed me where the shelter, food, and water were. Now that I am comfortable and know where everything is, I wander the pasture all by myself. In fact, most people that come to visit don’t even realize that I am blind. The only thing that gives it away is the special mask that I wear in the summer to keep the sun out of my eyes. I am very good at leading because I know voice commands like step-up, Gee to go right, Haw to go left, and of course whoa to stop. When I am not out on adventures, I do love to drop my head down into my caregiver’s chest, close my eyes, and take a nap. In order for me to feel comfortable at my forever home, I do need to be adopted with Jesse or Titan. Unless you have experience with a blind horse and have buddies for me to learn the ropes with.

Suitability and Training

Temperament for Barney:
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Calm and 5 being Spirited, Barney is a 3.00.

Best career/placement option for repurposing Barney:
    Pasture Mate

Where is Barney located?


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Barney is located at Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue, 3282 Centerline Rd, Varysburg, NY 14167.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 10
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 1
Pastures: 4  Paddocks/Pens: 0
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 0
Horses do not have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 1-3; hours per day, on average.
The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility does not have turnout areas

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 24/7
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Horses are fed in groups
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist

Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times
Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises
Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises
Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises
Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week
Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place:
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects? :
    Fly parasites
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks


Our Rehoming Policies


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Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Our organization retains ownership of the horse for its lifetime

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:  $201 to $500

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness

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More About Us


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Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue
3282 Centerline Rd
Varysburg NY 14167
716-289-7370
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The focus is to rescue, rehabilitate, retrain and re-home draft horses that have been purchased from auctions or that have been surrendered to the rescue. For those horses that are not adoptable, Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue will be their forever home.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.



EIN: 46-2065337
Founded: 2012

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We are proud to be a *2019 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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