Nicknames: BoBo, Bolicious
Horsenality: Not only is he devastatingly handsome, Bo is also a true sweetheart. He was born in the mountains of Kentucky but rescued at the age of 8 because he wasn’t being fed enough to eat. He was brought to California and to a better life where he would never go hungry again. Bo is a gaited horse so he is a true “Cadillac ride”! Bo loves music, especially Hawaiian ukulele played by Bruce Barlow! He enjoys being groomed and having coconut oil combed into his mane and tail until it shines. Bo also loves long trail rides, especially with his buddy and neighbor Rascal, the ex-racehorse because they are well-matched in terms of pace and endurance. Bo is a skilled soccer player, kicking the rubber ball all over the arena and thinking of himself as the Spanish CR siete of the equine world!
[read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”] Work and Education: Bo has some dressage training and understands basic dressage commands, collection, bending, moving off the leg, and side passing. He is also well trained in natural horsemanship working at liberty (completely free with no ropes or tack).
Family and Relationships: Bo plays hard! Due to his over-enthusiasm during play time he needs a fence between himself and others for their safety. However, he is a lover and he plays kissy face through the windows of his friends’ stalls when he is in turn out. He will take any opportunity to cuddle with any willing participant, horse or human. He adores people (especially if they have a treat for him) and he has many human fans at our barn.
Program participation: Bo is involved with the natural horsemanship portion of the programs, helping participants learn to establish partnerships based on trust, respect and authenticity. Friends: Bo is especially fond of Rascal and they will often visit through their stall windows. Sometimes Bo will sneak bites of alfalfa right out of Rascal’s mouth when he puts his head through his window to chew! [/read]