I first met Rampage as a gelding when he was briefly passing through, as his new owners were coming to pick him up same day. I remember briefly thinking he had a weird gait but never paid much attention to it and he left. Fast forward a year later and he needed to come back, as his previous owners were taking him back due to him being confirmed neurologic, and presumed Wobbler by exclusion as he had been tested for all the other neuro reasons. When he came to DJ as a yearling, he was a danger to himself and anyone around. He would crash into fences, almost take out humans while he was trying to coordinate his body. I had a friend that had 600 acres in CO, so we decided to send him up there to give him a chance to figure it out. And he did! He got much better, much more in control of himself through the years.
In Sept 2021, I found out Rampage was for sale as ex-friend was moving and rehoming all the horses. So negotiated with her to bring Rampage back to Arizona. He arrived back to Arizona just a few weeks later. He had a high parasite load, so slowly dewormed him but he developed a nasty upper respiratory infection that I wasn't sure he would survive, but he did. Confirmed after he was also low in Vitamin E (typical with neuro horses) so he now lives on Vitamin E forever
Rampage is now happily residing here along with his sister, Cassie and his dam Vicky (she is currently up babysitting at a friends house). He is first in line at night for his grain, and yet he is the slowest to eat it, savoring every single bite :). He is quite the character and is a much loved member!