Jiminy Cricket is a chestnut grade Arabian gelding who was foaled on April 29th, 2018. His mother, Della, came to MHARF pregnant during a December 2017 case. Jiminy Cricket was premature and showed failure to thrive and both mare and foal were admitted to Anoka Equine Veterinary Services so he could receive i.v. fluids and plasma. Bloodwork showed infection so he was also started on antibiotics. Within 48 hours Jiminy Cricket was doing well enough to be released. He needed to stay on stall rest for 30 days. As of June 2019 Jiminy is weaned and gelded. As you can see, he has turned into a well built young horse and he would love to find a new home! Jiminy was placed with trainer Courtney Stanek in our 2020 Promise of the Future in-hand training competition for young horses. He spent the summer in training with Courtney learning all about how to be a good citizen from the ground. He successfully competed at the event in September 2020.
As of October 2021 Jiminy Cricket has been in training with Sarah Helms at Step Up Horsemanship and he is now started under saddle. You can see a video of Jiminy getting accustomed to groundwork w/the surcingle here.
Update 12/06/21: Video of Jiminy Under Saddle