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The Big Lebowski
"The Dude" 

The Dude's Pedigree by Gypsy Vanner Horse Society

The Big Lebowski

barn name "The Dude"

WHR The Boss X Penny of Lexlin

DOB August 18, 2013

Height 14H 2"

Weight 1080 pounds

Black and white 


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The Dude joined the Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center team as a two-year-old and was initially started with ground work. He was started under saddle as a late three-year-old and has had sixty days of professional training. When he was four years old, The Dude joined our therapeutic riding lessons and has been a great horse for the program these past 5 years. 

Over time we have come to understand Dude better and it is clear that he would love to be a one-person horse.  He doesn't enjoy having multiple people working with him at the same time so therapeutic riding just isn't the best fit for him. We're very fond of him and hate to see him go. Our primary concern is finding the best home we can for him. Therefore, we are not looking to rehome him with another therapeutic riding center or other circumstances that would require him to work with more than one person at a time. (One-on-one instructor/student situations would be fine.)

As a note: We have been asked about why his feathers are short.  Since we don't show we are complying with our farrier's request to keep them trimmed.  When untrimmed they are much fuller and drag on the ground.

Please contact Program Director Libby Marks-Shepard for more information or to schedule a visit.


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