I am looking to adopt a horse pretty soon and I REALLY like this one particular horse, however he is healing from a cracked sesamoid currently.
2yo that cracked a sesamoid (left front) during a workout on Oct 27 before he ever raced. He is already 16-16.1 at 2yo and is a real sweetheart. Veterinarian recommendations are 60 days total stall rest (which he is 26 days into already), with gradual small turnout for the next 4 months. The vet said he should be sound enough to do most anything after he heals.
I want to pursue an Eventing career with him ultimately, but obviously at only 2 years old and being off the track, that will be anything but immediate. I know there is lots of work to do prior to beginning down that path.
Pros to this would be that he actually never started racing, so no chances of the negatives that sometimes follow that career. Also, he will be getting plenty of rest for the next few months and time to grow up a little.
Just curious if anyone has bought a horse with a similar injury and how they healed up and what type of discipline are they performing now?
I need to do some more research, but he is located at a rescue/adoption facility currently. If my research shows that this is not a major injury and more of a common/minor injury, then I may offer to adopt him on the terms of him recovering sound (if they would consider this).
What do you think?