Now one of our elderly horses, Dollar spends much of his time nibbling at the hay and napping in the sun. He’s in his late 20’s and has become a bit of a hard keeper, meaning it takes lots of groceries to keep healthy through the winter! Dollar is a thoroughbred quarter horse cross who stands about 14.2 hh. He’s a striking bay colour with black mane and tail, 4 white socks and a bright white star on his forehead.
Under saddle, it’s difficult to tell he’s ageing. Dollar still has energy and stamina that exceeds that of some younger horses. He is alert and bright-eyed. Put him out to pasture with the mares, and he immediately goes into protector mode. It’s really interesting to watch as he makes sure all the mares stay grouped in the large field. No one is left behind.
Now that Dollar is older, and his dominance in the gelding herd has dropped, you can often see Dollar eating alongside of Flame. Because Flame is the lead gelding, the other horses leave him alone while eating, and he isn’t threatened by Dollar, so he doesn’t seem to mind when Dollar moves in close to share a pile of hay. Dollar also hangs out with Chip.
If you are interested in discussing our programs further, join us as we walk into the herd to meet the horses.