His story: He was raced (and won) until last October when apparently he decided he didn't want to run anymore - literally he refused to run around the track, would only lope! Since then he has been turned out and had nothing done with him. When I got him six weeks ago he was underweight, and pretty beat up. Now he just has the one cut on his belly that is still healing but other than that he is in absolute perfect shape for a TB (in my books anyway). Funny story on him: His trainer thought he was extremely difficult to handle when he was younger until they had him gelded as a 3yo and found that he had a cord wrapped around his testicles, causing almost constant pain. Once gelded he was a changed man! In remembrance of his troubles his barn name is Lance (in honour of Lance Armstrong, another athlete that had trouble with his boy parts).
He is such a sweet horse, very quite and willing although has a lot of trouble going to the left, thanks to his racing career but we are working on that. I tried to get some pictures of him looking half alive on the ground but he just wants to be loved on and look sleepy.