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Lucky
Handsome, Affectionate Registered Thoroughbred



Age: 21 years old
Height: 16 hands,
Gender: Gelding
Breed: Thoroughbred

Rehoming Fee: $1200.00 - Re-homing Agreement
Offered by Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, 33933 Colorado River Road, McCoy, CO 80463

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This registered thoroughbred gelding is a gem! Friendly and loveable to be around, easy to handle - great with his feet, easy to catch, load, etc. And fun to ride! This guy is gentle for just about any rider, but also has tons of potential! Gymkhana? Pony Club? Or miles and miles of trail? You decide!

Suitability and Training

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


More about temperament:
This registered thoroughbred gelding is a gem! Friendly and loveable to be around, easy to handle - great with his feet, easy to catch, load, etc. And fun to ride! This guy is gentle for just about any rider, but also has tons of potential! Gymkhana? Pony Club? Or miles and miles of trail? You decide!

Best career/placement option for repurposing Lucky:
    Competition
    Lessons
    Recreation/Pleasure Riding


More about career/placement options:
This registered thoroughbred gelding is a gem! Friendly and loveable to be around, easy to handle - great with his feet, easy to catch, load, etc. And fun to ride! This guy is gentle for just about any rider, but also has tons of potential! Gymkhana? Pony Club? Or miles and miles of trail? You decide!

Areas in which Lucky has experience:
    Trail Riding

Where is Lucky located?


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Lucky is located at Mountain Valley Horse Rescue, 33933 Colorado River Road, McCoy, CO 80463.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 40
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 9
Pastures: 3  Paddocks/Pens: 7
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 0
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 17+ hours per day, on average.
The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    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 man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 1 to 3 hours per day
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day
    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 individual stalls
    Horses are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    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 monthly
    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
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian 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
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets


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
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    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 CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    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
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year

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

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:  $501 to $750

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

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
Transfer of ownership occurs after a successful 30 day trial period has been completed.

View Re-homing Agreement

More About Us


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Mountain Valley Horse Rescue
33933 Colorado River Road
McCoy CO 80463
970-653-0185
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Public Charity

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Mountain Valley Horse Rescue is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and re-homing of abused, neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses. We are further dedicated to reducing the number of cases involving horse neglect and abuse through community outreach and education.


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: 20-3009675
Founded: 2004

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