Palmers a Standardbred racehorse! Info needed!
I brought Palmer home today, I found him on Craigslist, and only paid $300. He was covered in manure and hadn't had his feet done in ages. Well groke, smoothest gaits imaginable, and just a gentle giant. The guy had no idea about his past and just got him for his daughters to play with.
As I was brushing him I found a freeze brand on the right side of his neck. I looked them up and found out that any Standardbred raced in the US had freeze brand serial number on their neck. I looked up the brand number on the USTA website and found out the most amazing thing!
Palmer, or "Palmer Steelster" is a registered Standardbred ex-race horse from Ontario, Canada! He was foaled on March 28th, 1995. He has a total career earnings of $121,589, with 9 firsts, 13 seconds, and 12 thirds! He was last raced in 2002. I was able to print out a 5 generation pedigree on him. He has famous Hall of Fame, Tripple Crown winners in his pedigree, including his sire Camluck and his grandsire Cam Fella, along with Most Happy Fella, Bret Hanover, Meadow Skipper, Abercrombie, and a bunch others.
What a dream come true! I never thought I would have such an awesome horse, even if he is retired!
Now what can people tell me about Standardbreds, and is there anything special I need to due for a retired pacer like him? I bought him senior feed and a joint supplement, besides that anything else he needs?