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    01-06-2013, 10:56 PM
Talking Widow Maker rehabilitation after 7 months <3

This is Widow Maker AKA Apollo my 10 yr old STB ex pacer gelding. When he came he was very very thin, stressed, nervous, and not very lively. He only drank about a gallon of water in 7 days. He raced and lost his final race only a few days prior. He barely ate either. His feet were very long and had an ulcery tummy. He also had an unknown breathing problem for 7 years. He was sold as a 4 yr old in California for $100,000 and brought to Maine. He won almost $135,000. His performance declined over the years probably because of his breathing. After I got him, the vet scoped him and it turns out he has DDSP (Dorsal Displacement of the Soft Palate) and if it were known, he would have retired much sooner or gotten surgery so he could have continued racing. Also, the vet said he may either have a touch of asthma, allergies, or heaves. He is a fantastic horse. He trotted under saddle from day one. Barely any pacing. He can be ridden by kids and is safe even though he is green. The slightest imbalance or touch on his mouth will stop him dead in his tracks. He is a lot healthier and happier and will be a part of this family forever thanks to his owners who gave him to me.
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    01-06-2013, 11:00 PM
More pics
    01-06-2013, 11:03 PM
And more :)
    01-06-2013, 11:04 PM
And the last ones
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    01-06-2013, 11:09 PM
What a happy horse he is now
So glad to see that.
I hope I was of help
    01-06-2013, 11:32 PM
Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman    
What a happy horse he is now
So glad to see that.
I hope I was of help
You were!!! <3
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    01-07-2013, 12:26 AM
So glad he found such a loving home. Makes my heart feel good.
    01-07-2013, 11:16 AM
Green Broke
What a difference. So good to see a horse rehabbed to a good life.
    01-08-2013, 10:45 PM
Thanks! I love him to pieces. The kids were able to ride him after only about 10 rides in his life
    01-14-2013, 12:44 PM
Glad he is doing so well for you

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