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ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoptable Horse: Macho

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 Macho! Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your Right Horse.

Photo courtesy Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc.

Adoptable Horse: Macho, a 7-year-old 16.2hh Thoroughbred gelding
Organization: Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc., Palm City, Fla.

Get to Know Macho

Macho Blue, AKA Macho, retired from racing and came to ERAF through the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Since his arrival, they have seen Macho truly blossom. Macho has completed an 8-week training class in ERAF’s Begin Again program. As his personality emerges, they are learning what a true gentleman he is. He is well mannered and enjoys engaging with people. Macho has a playful side that enjoys working through obstacles and checking out all the toys. He has learned to enjoy time on the pasture and makes horse friends easily. Macho is a team player and an all-around pleasure to work with.

Macho’s Therapy / EAS Characteristics

Alert and engaged on lead rope
Has a quick step but will slow down if asked by stopping and backing up
Enjoys playing with toys and loves the challenges of an obstacle course
He is content when he is engaged and a bit mischievous when bored
Safely accepts boundaries

Round Pen at Liberty
He needs time to adjust and he is ready to connect on his own time
Connects using the Natural Lifemanship method but not necessarily relaxed

Photo courtesy Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation, Inc.

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

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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

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