And let's all hope this horse doesn't end up like "Fox Valley Oliver" eventually did.
Although Ollie's story does have a happy ending so it's safe to read without needing more than one Kleenex. Famous Horse Was Discovered Neglected And Was Saved By A Rescue - WTRF 7 News Sports Weather - Wheeling Steubenville
Sadly, this is not uncommon. Many years ago I rescued a Saddlebred that was starving. He was a product of a bitter divorce. She had the papers, HE had the horse, had it boarded out and wouldn't pay the board. The BO's fed it just enough.
I don't even remember who called me but it was someone I didn't know personally but "knew of me"; in other words, it was a tip
It took me around two weeks to negotiate for the horse and it's papers, with me paying all the delinquent board as the full price of the horse.
Not only was Big John (he was over 17H) the most gentle/loving giant of a horse I'd ever come across to rehab, he was five gaited and had a lot of winnings under his cinch.
So being a big money/big winning famous horse, like the two in these links, never guarantees the horse a lifetime of safety and a fully belly
Just look at all TB's, that once had substantial winnings, that folks talk about rescuing on this forum-----------------