Bay TB Cross Gelding.
Star, 2 rear socks, one front small sock. Appx. 15.1 hands.
Appx. 4-5 yrs. old. This horse was in the feedlots previously.
He was sold with a group of horses. He is now back because he
received an injury to his right hip. The extent or details of
the injury are not known. It appears that his right hip is higher
than his left and that there is some atrophy. What will happen
to him now?
If he can receive medical attention, he will be much better
off. It was originally thought the injury was to the hip because
it was dropped and he favored that leg. Now that he has been
forced to move around because of other horses, his hip has come
up and the injury seems to be to his stifle. There is swelling
on the inside and front. The swelling is soft though, so there
is still hope for him.
2/27/01 - They're all (Dakota Mahogany, Valentine, & Excellent
Luck) in a good place where they're getting lots of love and
attention---the gelding and wobbler have bonded with Barbara
of Pegasus, and the yearling is developing a bond with her
husband (the one who always stands guard over his feed so
the others can't get to it.) All we ask of them is that they
relax, enjoy life, eat well and heal. But I'll definitely
get you some specifics---I'm sure you want to know as much
as I do what the vet has to say about Dakota.
had their hooves trimmed. Dakota still had shoes plus loose
nails in his hooves and his hooves were extremely long. They
also had their shots and wormers.
They have toys in their enclosure and the older ones encourage
the foal to play with them. He follows their lead and they
handle him like a mom would. Considering what they have been
through and all their physical problems, I think they are
doing very well.
- Finally, some good news on Dakota---his stifle was X-rayed
and according to the vet his problem is caused by a flare-up
of an old injury that will heal without surgery. With R&R
the vet thinks he will heal and be sound for riding. He also
examined the yearling, Valentine, and the wobbler, Excellent
Luck, and said he wouldn't recommend surgery for either one.
They are healthy and happy and can enjoy a good quality of
life as pasture pals. I'm attaching a photo of the three of
them taking a siesta about a week after
their arrival at Pegasus.
here to go to Dakota Mahogany's web page.
Due to the
deterioration in his stifle, he was having increasing difficulty
getting around. One day, he went down and the staff at Highroad
was unable to get him back up. That was February 2004 and he