JD was surrendered to us by his owner of 7yrs. Sadly they had allowed their dog to chase the horses and as a result, JD had reacted, struck, and killed the dog. Neither the dog, nor the horses fault. A very sad situation.
Out of grief the owners decided they would send JD to slaughter. We were horrified, however thankful, that a friend referred them to us.
JD came to live with us. At 14yr old he has pretty much been there and done that. He is an absolute gentleman to handle. Although, he is a very smart horse under saddle so he does need an experienced rider.
We have become very attached to JD and he has fitted well into the family (dogs included!). At this stage it looks like he may also have found his forever home on a farm just up the road.