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My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week: Blue Jay — August 16, 2021

Photo Courtesy New Mexico Horse Rescue

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with The Right Horse. Blue Jay is this week’s adoptable horse. Check back weekly for a new featured horse so you can find your #righthorse.



Horse: Blue Jay, a bay 6-year-old American Quarter Horse gelding in Stanley, N.M.
Organization: New Mexico Horse Rescue



Blue Jay is a gentle, registered American Quarter Horse gelding who was started as a ranch horse. Unfortunately, he was later found to have a congenital defect—a hole in his cannon bone—so his owner surrendered him to New Mexico Horse Rescue so he can enjoy a more relaxed life with a new owner. The defect does not cause pain, and he does not need medication. To keep Blue Jay pain-free, he should be considered as a non-riding companion for another horse, because his condition could worsen or become painful if ridden. Because of his calm demeanor, he would make the perfect pasture pal for another horse or herd. Could he be your #righthorse?

Click here for questions about Blue Jay, the My Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week

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 www.myrighthorse.org. To learn more about The Right Horse, a program of the ASPCA, visit www.therighthorse.org.

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