Wow! Spent a day reclaiming my tack room and came back to so many posts!
I'd love more information on Lucky For Me. What else can you tell me?
This I did not do an U/S or radiograph. It was pretty clear from a clinical diagnosis what I am dealing with. Before I agreed to take the pony, I already had a perfect retirement home for her. She will live with two other retired horses at a magnificient horse facility at a local school for kids that have a hard time in public school. My dear friend runs it and also lives there. They are very excited to add her to their small group. Her only requirement will be to stand and be brushed on the crossties with the kids.
She is probably sound enough to do light walking/ trotting with a light child, but vet said we'd be headed for heartbreak if we really tried to put her in work. Her hoof wall is so soft, I bet you could put your finger through it, forget about a rock or jump rail or anthing else.
The school is near by and I will see her often. She is finally starting to settle in here, so I think the sadness you see is just such uncertainty. I think she's been jostled around a lot.
I sent you an email with the trainers name who i last remember the pony being with. I wish I had more info for you, I do remember her being very sweet! Please do post the picture- maybe someone will remember her from then. She had a quite a show record-winning at PF and all!
If that's the same pony as is listed on USEF, she was showing not ALL that long ago (May 2007). Which means she likely had the injury/surgery in the not-too-distant past. If the leads you've gotten already don't go anywhere-- you might call some H/J vets in the area. Who knows, if her injury/surgery is unusual enough... they might remember her?!
Looks like a video of "Lucky for Me" with 2 owners ago can be purchased here...
That is the same pony. Her blaze is an identical match, and she has a small left white ankle and a speck of white on her right front by her coronary band and if you look at the picture of her jumping, you can faintly see a hint of white on the front of her right front. It's very faint in the fence picture because it is a little blurry, but it is the same pony.
Experienced riders are not prone to brag. And usually newcomers, if they start out being boastful, end up modest. -C.J.J. Mullen