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Walter’s World: the Story of a Homeless Horse

January 13, 2012

Walter at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue in NJ

A horse was found wandering by the road in New Jersey in autumn 2011. Animal Control picked him up and held him for a few days. Nobody claimed him, so he took residence at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue in Perrineville, NJ, and was named Walter.

After getting three months of regular meals, Walter went from this…

A Horse with No Name...

A Horse with No Name...

To this…

Walter at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue in NJ

Walter at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue in NJ

Walter at Helping Hearts Equine Rescue in NJ

Recently, Walter was evaluated under saddle, and he’s gaited! His stocky build makes him look like a Quarter Horse, but there’s no mistaking the way he moves…

Here’s more information from Helping Hearts- please contact HHER if you’re interested in adopting Walter:

“Walter is approx 18 yrs, 14.3 hh. And will be suitable for an advanced beginner on up. I plan to start putting my lesson kids in him this weekend to hack him out and start toning him up.

He’s got wonderful ground manners though he does start getting wiggly and anxious at meal-time. That is something I see with virtually every starvation case. That behavior subsides after a while when they finally realize they won’t miss a meal.

He was under saddle once do far. He was initially wiggly to mount but after 10 minutes of insisting that he stand, he did. He initially aimed for the door, and the other horses – typical school horse type study –nothing horrible or unsafe. Just needs to be pushed thru it. Some basic schooling sessions will take care of that.

He can be a bit dominant in the field, works it out in a general population but should not be paired with an overly submissive horse because he’ll bully her.

He is a nice, personable, sweet horse. His adoption fee will be $300.”

8 Comments leave one →
  1. January 13, 2012 11:21 am

    Thank You Sarah!

  2. January 13, 2012 12:16 pm

    Beautiful boy and amazing photos. The love you guys provide really come through in the pictures. I have been following on FB for a long time and pray to someday soon have a home with enough land to provide adequate care, room and love to one and prayerfully more of these sweet babies.

  3. January 14, 2012 12:37 pm

    The difference in him is amazing! Hoping he finds a great home soon. It’s terrible the way people dump horses these days.

  4. lois del nero colosa permalink
    January 15, 2012 3:57 pm

    Beautiful pictures of Walter and he sure does look fine..Handsome boy, and here’s hoping he finds a good home soon..

  5. January 18, 2012 12:21 am

    Walter’s latest video, filmed 1/16, with 14 yr old Hayley aboard –

  6. January 30, 2012 9:10 am

    he look alsome I how some one will give him a nice horse if I had the money I would……

  7. Glo Beauvais permalink
    February 16, 2012 1:05 am

    Interested. I have a bucket list

  8. December 20, 2012 6:23 am

    What a cool guy. He’s attractive and looks like his horseanality has come back. Bless you for helping him and I pray he finds a good, kind “forever home” — Peace, love & prayers,

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