Male Quarterhorse named Cowboy available for adoption

Adoptable Male Quarterhorse
Adoptable Male Quarterhorse


Breed: Quarterhorse
Primary Breed: Quarterhorse
Age: Senior
Color: Brown
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary Visit Required

Cowboy's story is an interesting one. He is a Quarter Horse who was born in 1997 on a working ranch in Colorado; he was born to be a cow horse. But he was also born with something called lordosis which is a spinal condition causing a severely swayed back. Because of this, he wasn't able to be a working ranch horse and a neighbor took him in. She sent him to us when he was about 6 years old and we've had him ever since. Cowboy is such a character! He is super smart (and a bit mischievous!) and has had a lot of training. When he was younger, we taught him to pull a cart and he did that happily for several years. Now that he's a senior horse, he's developed some arthritis in his spine and can no longer comfortably pull the cart, but he has a generally good quality of life and is an excellent companion to the other horses that he lives with. If you are looking for a companion horse who is always the first one to greet people at the gate, and is super fun to be around, Cowboy might be the boy for you.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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