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Miko is a 10YO dun gelding (approximate DOB, January 2004. He was turned over to Ruby Ranch through the El Paso County Sheriff's Dept. Miko is friendly and willing, he just needs more consistent handling.  He stands at about 14.3+H and weighs about 1000 lbs.  Even though Miko may have rarely had a hoof trim, he stood for our very patient farrier and we were able to accomplish that task.  Miko trailer loads and hooks on in the round pen and is learning to disengage his hindquarters, lower his head and complete other ground tasks.

 

Update:  Miko is learning his ground training tasks and becoming desensitized.  He's particularly wary of that ole plastic bag, but takes a saddle blanket on his back and ropes around his legs just fine.  He's learned to lower his head, laterally flex and he's learned to pick up his feet on the first ask.  He's a stout and good looking boy who is easy to catch, friendly and doing well with roundpen work. 

 

Update:  Miko has an old injury to his right hind hoof that we are rehabilitating.  We are keeping that hoof balanced even though he has a callous that forms from the coronet band on down.  At this point in time, he will be adopted as a companion animal who could be suitable for leadline in the future. 

 

Adoption Donation: Companion animal - nominal donation would be appreciated


Miko is currently in a long term foster home, keeping a lonely gelding company.