Bob arrived into HERD as an extremely shy, nursing five-month old colt with his mother Red October in October 2016. A red roan appaloosa, Bob has progressed slowly and steadily, becoming a wonderful student who now seeks out affection.  He was gelding in early 2017, and he is all legs, has incredible movement and a kind, willing to please disposition. Bob loads well, adores a good hose bath and welcomes a face brushing with glee. He shows off in the round pen with all his fancy moves working the big ball, and barrels with ease and grace. If Bob grows into those long legs, he will be 15.3 hands when mature. He will remain in HERD until backed and ready to determine his ideal career. His rescue was sponsored by Joyce Lamb who named him Bob in memory of her husband.

Bob early summer 2017 playing ball with trainer Debra Carlton.

Bob early summer 2017 playing ball with trainer Debra Carlton.

Here is a video of Bob and his Mother when we first saved him from the kill pen.  With loving care his progress has been amazing.  His mother Red October was also very beaten up and as it turned out was pregnant once again.  Red October was adopted by a loving home in the Columbia, SC area.  Video:

You can read more about Bob in an article in the Tryon Daily Bulletin here: