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Rood & Riddle is pleased with Rachel's progress

Rood & Riddle is pleased with Rachel’s progress

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital released the following press release on Rachel Alexandra’s ongoing recovery from foaling complications: Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY remain pleased with Rachel Alexandra’s progress following abdominal surgery resulting from foaling complications in mid-February. Dr. Brett Woodie, who performed the surgery, calls her recovery “better than expected.” As updated over the weekend, Rachel’s appetite was good enough that she was taken off IV fluids and nutrition on Saturday. She continues to hand walk and graze several times a day and her vitals are normal and her trademark spirit has returned, including […]

Lazaria, left, with her Kennedys' student Mikayla

A starving mare becomes child’s hunter/jumper

Update Story: Lazaria, a mare once so sick she seemed near death, is a children’s hunter/jumper. Once a bag of bones with a slim shot of surviving the infection that wracked her body, Lazaria regained her health, and a footing on the Texas hunter/jumper circuit, under the care of Lone Star State equestrian Margaret Kennedy. Kennedy took in the severely sick and malnourished granddaughter of Seattle Slew about three years ago, after the gaunt and infested mare was surrendered to Texas authorities. The big-hearted equestrian tucked the sickly animal into a stall at her farm, The Silver Lining Training Center, […]

This eight-month old foal got a lift to safety by Fleet of Angels

Fleet of Angels volunteer: ‘I need to do good”

Just after the New Year, a Philadelphia horseman climbed into the driver’s seat of his powerful rig and went in search of at-risk horses in need of a ride to safety, and in doing so, began a personal quest to “do good” in life. Jon, a logistics professional in the petroleum industry and longtime eventer, became a volunteer hauler for Fleet of Angels shortly after he read about the volunteer network whose mission is to transport horses from danger to safety. “I lean more toward Buddhism in my beliefs, and you have to do good,” says Jon, who asked that […]