To back up a bit, I bought Wally almost three years ago from a lady that rescued him. (The guy didn't even have a name for him, just called him "horse" and kept him in a small pen to use as a teaser stallion for his mares.) How sad. She advertised him as "cart trained". I bought him thinking he would be fun to have around for any visiting children, especially my nephew. He was mellow and great with the kids. They could brush him all over and do whatever with him. We eventually found a harness and then a cart. Well, we only hooked him up once ( a friend came over to do it, since I didn't have a clue!) And since we didn't have a bit for the bridle we just led him around pulling the cart.
"Willy & Wally"~ two gentle souls
Well, I placed the ad one day and the next got a call from a gal that said he was just what they were looking for! They are a horse family and do a lot of carting with their big horses. Her mom is now in a wheelchair and they'd been hoping to find a little horse and cart; something her mom could transfer herself into from her wheelchair. They came out the following morning (this morning actually) and took him home!
I just got an email update from her:
"We just love Wally. He got his first ride on the ferryboat home. He did great on the trip home. We each brushed & brushed on him. He just loved it .Then "M" lead him around the farm. He got used to my wheelchair & loved all the attention. For the time being we have put him in his own stall in the barn with his own access to a run of his own. Where he can see the goats, geese @ other horses & get used to us. We just love him. Wally will have a good home with lots of attention. Thank you so much. We are going to make him a new blanket using the blanket you gave us tomorrow so he won' t be cold when we trim him this weekend. We will send pictures. Thank you so much.
I am thrilled with the loving, caring home Wally has gone too. Have a wonderful life, Wally. You deserve it!