Yes Heisman had a career ending injury. He ruptered his DDF when he landed after a fence in a class in Florida. He came home and rehabbed for over a year and was then brought back slowly to work. He could be hacked but was never competed again. He was only bred to a few mares each year as Sale was not particularly driven to run a big breeding operation. She also had the satllion Golan. Heisman was not very fertile and he did not settle that many mares. I rode for Sale at that time and had the honour of being the first one to back him after his injury. He was a big horse..
I have a mare by him on the barn right now. She has his build but is black with white legs. Love this mare and cannot wait until she retires to the broodmare life.