Hi there, my name is Comet and
if you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an expression of interest form and a RSPCA staff member will contact you as soon as possible.
Just like a fine wine, I get better with age. I'm a 17 year old chestnut Thoroughbred gelding looking for somewhere nice and quiet to spend my twilight years.
I arrived at the shelter with lots of my friends. I was completely emaciated, and my feet were in such poor condition I couldn't walk around pain free. The staff at the RSPCA quickly had my hooves x-rayed to get to the bottom of my lameness issues. It turns out I have severe pedal bone rotation, which was causing me so much pain I just wanted to stand still all day.
Once the farrier trimmed my feet and put some shoes on, I was instantly a changed man. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to my shoes but now you should see me go! When my buddies are having a great time running around the paddock I do my best to keep up. Sometimes I need to take it a little easier than them but I can still get around just fine, it's amazing to be able to feel the wind in my hair again.
Although I'm approaching the more mature years of my life, I've still kept some of my mischievous tendencies and can be a little bit cheeky - giving my handler the odd nip if I get bored standing around, or just being a bit pushy. I need a confident owner that can teach me better manners so I can uphold my gentleman like look.
All cheekiness aside, I am easy to catch, rug, worm, vaccinate and have my feet done. I am not suitable for riding due to my hoof issues. I am looking for someone with a big heart to welcome me into their home, where I can have one or two horsey companions and just spend the rest of my days being comfortable, happy and healthy as I so deserve!
I am desexed.
We welcome all enquiries about our animals available for adoption.
If you would like to know more about this animal or check that it is still available, please contact RSPCA Peninsula directly on (03) 5978 9000. Domestic Animal Business Registration Number 03/2011