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|Location: Hoosick Falls, New York|
|Current Height:||18.0 HH||Weight:||2000|
"8 Year Old, 18 hand, Belgian Gelding"
|Christmas morning wagon ride in fresh snow.|
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Sparty is an 8-year-old, 18 hand tall, 2000 lbs., Belgian gelding. He was originally part of the show hitch for Donnell Belgians in Middlebury, VT. When he was 6 years old he was sold by Donnell Belgians to a gentleman in upstate New York who wanted to use him for riding. For a 6-month period he was trained for riding and took to the training well. The owner at the time found he did not have as much time as expected for riding. So, he decided to sell him. I bought Sparty from this gentleman in March of 2016. Since then I have used him as an all-purpose horse around our homestead. With Sparty I have skidded firewood out of our woodlot, plowed the gardens, harrowed fields, raked hay, hauled split firewood to our shed, spread manure, given wagon rides for family and friends and gone for rides down the road on the forecart. He was not formally trained for these homestead activities prior to my ownership, but he is smart, a quick learner and took to the work well.
Sparty is up to date on his shots. I have maintained a regular farrier schedule with him. Iíve always kept him barefoot, except for the winter. In the winter I have the farrier put shoes with studs on his front feet just to give him traction. He is always good for the farrier, no issues picking up his feet. He is easy to catch (heís not going to run away from you trying to avoid work). Iíve maintained him on a regular de-wormer schedule (he gets a de-wormer once every 2 months from April through October, switching de-wormer brands each time). He is an easy keeper, he has always maintained a healthy weight with nothing but pasture in the summer months and grass hay in the winter months.
Sparty is a wonderful horse that has brought a lot of joy to my life in the last few years. I am only looking to sell him now because I am planning on moving for work. I had hoped to give him his forever home, but life has taken a different path for me. So Iíd really like to see him go to a good home, with someone who could care for him and use him to his full potential.
|Skidding logs out of the woods.|
|Sparty enjoying the fresh snow.|
209 Grogan Road
Hoosick Falls, New York 12090
Phone (518) 859-2605
Ad Reference Number is 5b7a050315350
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Last modified on 2018-08-19
Last renewed on 2018-10-22
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