Vinnie is a 14YO, 16.2ish TB gelding recently added to the RRHR rescue umbrella via friends who saw a need and acted on it. In collaboration, Anna Blake Training of Infinity Farm, the aforementioned friends, and RRHR have offered protection, vet evaluation, and a full tummy for this sweetest of boys who has a pelvis malady and should never be jumped again. We are happy to provide an easier life for Vinnie; happy to view a horse not just through the eyes of “usefulness” but as one who deserves comfort, care, and well-being.
Vinnie is being evaluated by Dr. Sandra Grover and has had his first chiropractic/acupuncture treatment. He was used as a lesson horse in jumping. He comes to us with no knowledge of what happened in his pelvic region. Updates will be provided as he progresses through treatment. Stay tuned!
Update June 2015: Vinny is improving! He had his second chiropractic/acupuncture session and has been seen loping with his giant stride looking oh so nice! He is scheduled for a third chiro session. We will see what we have after that.
Update August 2015: Vinnie is being dosed with pentosan and his condition has improved dramatically. He gallops out to pasture and is able to lay down with comfort.
It is too soon to know if he will ever be able to carry weight again, but Vinnie has a big heart, is calm, and very people friendly. He is a pleasure to be around.
Vinnie has been provided safe haven and a permanent home with the Lacey Foundation, where he will live out his life with other companion horses. Thank you to the Lacey Foundation for providing this most excellent situation for Vinnie!