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I'm a 34 year old Bay Quarter Horse gelding. Although Sundance is the Patriarch of JAMES, having been here the longest, I can boast being the oldest! I don't carry adults anymore, but still provide lessons for youngsters. Fran and Steve call me the "confidence maker".

My career as a working horse with the Air Force began in Panama as part of the 24th Security Police Squadron in April 1996. While in Panama, I was used for daily patrols of the coastline of the Air Base. My primary duty was Jungle Patrol along with my buddies, Duke, Willie, Judge and Lady Justice. While on this patrol, my goal was to prevent penetration of Panamanians on the Air Base. The terrain was thick and treacherous. As Special Training, I was trained in criminal pursuit and attainment, as well as active riots. I was transferred to Vandenberg AFB as my second duty assignment on 23 Sept 99. While at Vandenberg AFB, I was also used for Beach Patrols, Protest/Riot Deterrent and for Crowd Control. I participated in hunting/emergency searches or any other missing persons search.

I have arthritis and a calcification in my stifle joint and the cool, damp weather at Vandenberg AFB made my legs swell. That ended my military working career, but I found a great retirement at JAMES.

I'm not up for adoption. Fran lets me earn my keep by being the "lesson" horse for kids who come to JAMES. I have a calm disposition, I don't spook and I'm the kind of horse who takes his job seriously and I like the excitement of riding in a parade! Retirement does have its rewards.



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Jack Auchterlonie Memorial Equine Sanctuary (JAMES)
576 Longview Road - Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
(760) 362-1357

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