Year of birth 2015
Height 9.3 hh
Date arrived at Mane Chance 2017
Gender Gelding
Description in one word Maturing
Equine best friend: Lili

Rocky came to us as his owners circumstances changed and it became untenable for him to stay with them. He is a young fellow and has a lot wrong with him as he was the product of inbreeding. On arrival at Mane Chance, Daisy took him under her wing and taught him a bit of mutual grooming and manners as he was lacking in social etiquette with both other horses and us humans! He has a tendency to be a bit nippy but it is a defensive technique born out of insecurity more than a deliberate attempt to hurt anyone.  We are working with him to lessen this defensive behaviour with regular training and he is responding brilliantly.  He is a truly sensitive little character that needs time to assess a situation and work out how best to deal with it but as he does, he shows such a sweet nature and he loves a cuddle and a scratch.  He has a charming desire to please and sometimes is a little too enthusiastic – we are teaching him to harness that energy and use it in a slightly calmer way!

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