Foaled on November 1, 2007
Banjo came to Dunrovin in November of 2021. He was purchased from a woman who had brought some gaited horses with her when she moved to Montana from Alabama. She called this beautiful red roan pinto Tennessee Walking Horse Miracle, a name that didn't sit well with Dunrovin. A member of the DaysAtDunrovin community suggested renaming him Banjo in honor of his having come from Alabama and to reflect his color (similar to the reddish accents on an otherwise white musical instrument) and his high energy (suggestive of banjo music). Everyone agreed that Banjo was a great name for this colorful, beautifully moving, and friendly fellow.
Banjo and Scout were purchased together. They spent their first thirty days at Dunrovin in quarantine from all other Dunrovin equines to ensure they had not inadvertently brought any communicable diseases with them. They remain the best of friends to this day. Photo compliments of Sandee McLaughlin.
Wrangler Nichole Crisp took excellent care of Banjo and Scout during their first winter at Dunrovin, She helped them acclimate to the Dunrovin way and oversaw their integration into the Dunrovin herd. Photo compliments of Sandee McLaughlin.
Banjo came to Dunrovin with a history of heat and dust-induced respiratory allergies that can cause him to cough, wheeze, and heave (use his abdominal muscles) as he exhales. Nichole worked with our veterinarian to develop a management regime to keep Banjo healthy. Part of his management includes soaking his hay, adding supplements to his diet, administering medications before exercising during hot weather, and housing him in the shade away from dust. Photo compliments of Sandee McLaughlin.
Banjo's most prominent and unique feature is the color of his coat. His red roan pinto coloring makes him stand out among Dunrovin's herd. He is a roan pinto because the white and red fur blend throughout his body, even in the spots that appear from a distance to be strictly red. Photo compliments of Sandee McLaughlin
Banjo's long, luscious, and often tangled mane is another prominent feature that adds to his overall beauty. Everyone falls in love this handsome fellow. Photo compliments of Sandee McLaughlin
Add to Banjo's Story
Banjo has attracted the attention of D@D community members since his initial arrival. What have YOU noticed about him? What can you add to Banjo's Story? Please share your impressions, observations, and experiences regarding Banjo in the comment section below.