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ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoptable Horse: Cowboy

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with the ASPCA’s Right Horse program. This week’s adoptable horse is Cowboy! Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your Right Horse.

Photo courtesy ASPCA

Adoptable Horse: Cowboy, 18-year-old 14hh pinto grade gelding
Organization: ASPCA Equine Transition Center, El Reno, Oklahoma

Get to Know Cowboy

There’s a saying about cowboys: “Cowboy is a breed, tougher than nails and strong as steel, and cowboys are always gentlemen!” That single saying probably describes our Cowboy better than any we could have concocted. This Cowboy is an 18-year-old Paint/Stock Horse-type gelding, who has pretty much – done that and been there. His sturdy, stocky frame has carried grandkids and adults on countless miles of trails and through an infinite number of pastures.

Photo courtesy ASPCA

Today, his knees are swollen and arthritic, but he moves easily and casually. Upon intake, we did start him on a daily regimen of Equioxx, which can easily be continued, as needed, by his adopter. While his days of heavy packing are likely over, if you’re looking for a trustworthy, lead-line stroll with a grandchild aboard, call us about Cowboy, he’s a tough breed indeed, and one helluva nice guy who could be your next #Right Horse. Cowboy will be seen by the farrier this week, and once completed, more photos and videos will be uploaded.

Could Cowboy be your Right Horse? Click here for more information about Cowboy, the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week.

My Right Horse

My Right Horse is the online adoption platform of The Right Horse Initiative, a collection of equine industry and welfare professionals and advocates working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. A program of the ASPCA, their goal is to massively increase horse adoption in the United States. To find more adoptable horses and foster horses, visit To learn more about The Right Horse, a program of the ASPCA, visit

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