6 yo 16.1 hand TB gelding recovering from pneumonia- MD
I have Opie listed on Kim Clarks website here in Maryland (TPR).
His registered name is Operative, and he is a very sweet young horse with good bone and good size. His last race was a few days before Christmas, and unbeknownst to me and everyone in my stable, he was sick. Within a few days he became very ill and by Christmas day we were not sure he was going to make it. Laurel and Bowie at the time had many sick (upper respiratory), and my poor vet treated around 5 horses on Christmas all with pneumonia.
After lots of care and antibiotics, he is on the road to recovery. His lungs are still very weak, and he is in need of some TLC and rehab. He will never recover to race again, and may not be able to do much strenuous work either. But honestly, I have no idea. I have no desire to push him to try.
I"ve had him for about a year and a half, and won two races with him. I enjoyed getting on him, as he has a great mouth, and is a spunky young man. He will not be suitable for an inexperienced rider, and again, I really don't know what he will be able to recover to do. It is possible he can do low level jumps and dressage, but I'm not sure how the vet would establish that yes he could. He is sound otherwise.
However, he is finally able to walk for about 15-20 minutes, and needs to be slowly rehabbed into turn out. It will help his recovery to be out of the stale air in the barns at the track. I cannot move him to my farm as he is simply too high maintenence right now I want to ensure he gets more than I can offer him away from the track.
He's a very sweet, in your pocket type horse. Under saddle he can be a bit "much", but never more than just a young energetic horse. The vet has said he is ready to be rehomed, and I would like to find the ideal spot for him asap. He needs a different spot than his stall at the track.
Thanks please text or call Katie at 617-817-7936. He is stabled at Bowie.