14-year-old Appy/Arab Gelding
Owner: Bobijo Wheelock
KEC boarder since 2014
Olaf is that striking, athletic fella you may see as you first pull into the KEC facility, often with his tiny black mini pal. He had the good fortune to land in the capable hands of nurse Bobijo Wheelock three years ago as a rescue from Blue Sky Horse Rescue in Klamath Falls.
As a rescue, little is known about Olaf's history. He had been at the rescue for over a year, and was not trained. Originally, Bobi had thought he'd eventually be a good horse for her daughter, Tempy, who was very afraid of horses, especially a spirited, untrained one like Olaf. When Bobijo's original event horse, Christmas, became lame and ultimately had to be put down, Olaf stepped up and became her event horse, and quickly proved himself to be a talented eventing partner.
A horse lover since before the age of ten, Bobijo now enjoys competing with Olaf in eventing shows, and has been influenced by a numerous riders and trainers... "Too many to mention", she says. The two are frequently seen in the KEC arena practicing dressage or jumping. Daughter Tempy appears to have been "bitten by the bug", and often accompanies her mom to KEC where she's building her skills and confidence on Dude--another KEC resident and Olaf look-alike.
As a member of the KEC herd, Olaf is writing new and happier history for himself, and owner Bobijo has found "a second family" at KEC.