- #70. Bay TB Gelding. Appx. 5 yrs. old. 16.1 hands.
Straight off the racetrack because he has a bad left hock. I
do not know the extent of the injury. The only other information
I have is a tattoo which is Y01507, if someone knows how to
look that up and find out who he is.
- We moved Garrett to a larger pen that will allow him more
mobility. Garrett sustained a hock injury to his left
rear hock, which eventually ended his racing career and destined
him to a feedlot. Garrett's ransom was paid by a wonderful lady
named Betsy who hopes to have Garrett home soon. At present,
we are basically letting Garrett rehabilitate. He came to us
in August 1999 and needed stall rest due to the hock injury.
The hock is still soft (thank goodness!) and the swelling has
gone down considerably. We are hopeful that the move to a larger
pen (with his new roomate Jake!) will help in reducing the swelling
and keep him using that leg!! Let's all keep our fingers crossed
that Garrett's leg heals well enough for him to eventually carry
Betsy off into the sunset!!
has been under the care of one vet for more than a year and
is doing well. Time is helping him to heal properly. It is our
hope that he will be able to do light trails at some point.
If he is unable to do so, he will remain a sanctuary horse at
is a delightful young horse that has been very kind and patient
with his recovery.
10/5/04 - Garrett has continued to improve. He is housed
in one of the large paddock areas with Pilgrim and Moses so
that he will continue to move around and keep that hind leg
working. This boy has such beautiful movement! He is kind and
so very personable!! He is at the top of scale in herd hierarchy,
but not necessarily the alpha. Depends on who he is turned out
with!! At this time, it is not known whether or not he would
be sound for trail riding as I am not qualified to judge. We
need someone to work with him to see if his hock will hold up.
Currently, he does not exhibit any lameness at the walk, trot
or canter. He is protective of his hock and when he lays down
to roll he will do so gingerly but he manages to jump up, run
off, buck and snort once he has gotten a good roll in.
Update 12/2009 - 1998 El camino Real Derby-Post A Note