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By Susan Salk on November 25, 2014
(Press Release)—Our Mims Retirement Haven welcomed a new mare to its facility in Paris, Kentucky on November 8, 2014. The name and identity of the gray Thoroughbred mare is unknown. She was donated by a person who saved her from a kill buyer, but that person was not able to provide proper care, and the mare’s condition had begun to deteriorate. According to Dr. Travis Burns of Park Equine Hospital in Lexington, the mare appears to be about 25 years of age. He scored her a 3 on the Henneke horse body condition test. “Until we know who this mare […]
By Susan Salk on November 24, 2014
Prodigioso, the Thoroughbred ex-racehorse who was starved, blinded, and abandoned in the Florida Everglades before his rescue, was awarded 4th place in a model class this month, with judges deciding against penalizing the pretty chestnut for the physical scars of his past. Though his right eye is permanently disfigured after it was blinded somehow in Florida, the survivor of starvation and abuse now better known more as The Everglades Horse than as Prodigioso, was awarded high marks at the Nov. 15 Royal Winter Fair in Ontario for his good conformation and wonderful expression. Prodigioso New name: Pipe Dream Sire: Southern […]
By Susan Salk on November 21, 2014
A dark gray, almost black Thoroughbred who Amber Moore picked up three years ago in trade for 150 bales of hay has since been making hay in the barrel races, and is on the cusp of turning pro on the rodeo circuit. So well has her dark horse trained that the accredited member of the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association has been a little bit amazed. “He’s been the easiest horse to train I’ve ever had,” says Moore. “I rode him in his first show two weeks after I got him, and he was perfect. There’s not a lot of people who […]