I got more information from the owner, which I listed below. Sounds like she needs a home pretty badly.
Lamberts - 4yo 16.1 Hand Thoroughbred Mare - Retired off the track sound in April, is currently a little sore from having her shoes pulled. Looking for a great home ASAP, UTD on shots and worming. Email email@example.com for more info.
I almost want to say she was listed on CANTER PA, she sounds very familiar. Someone go get her!
I emailed the owner... says she is not sound due to shoes being pulled... but I think it is worth a look. The owner can't stress enough how wonderful her disposition is. You can shoe a horse but you can't fix stupid.
Hopefully will take a look this weekend if the owner gets back to me. Will report more details on her for anyone else who might be interested... or if she goes home with me!
Yay! I am sure she will get back to you, she and I have been going back and forth for a few days now about this mare. I worry when I see desperate ads like that on CL so I figured I would pass the word along and hopefully she would land softly. From talking to her, I am sure she is being honest about the shoes and everything else, so hopefully that is all it is. If you need help finding a vet for a PPE, let me know. My vet is south of Harrisburg but is a lameness specialist and goes to the track at least once a week so is not too far.
Please tell us how it goes!
Last edited by magicteetango; Jul. 11, 2012 at 02:41 PM.
No prob lol. Might be worth it if you are on the fence when you see her. I may be able to help with transport. I am just trying to contain myself and not grab her myself, lol, I am refencing my pastures etc so not a good time for me! TUA, PM me if you need help.
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Of course shes nice -- shes a Melnyk Horse!
Eugene names all his horses after places in the Barbados.
Lamberts is a tiny village in the parish of Saint Lucy, and is the only site that a wind farm can be safely sited in Barbados.
My daughter has had 3 Melnyk horses, successfully -- I dont understand why this mare didnt run well at Penn National. She started with Layne Giliforte (who I have work for and hes an excellent trainer) --- thus a win her first time out! Brandon Kulp and Joe Miller are also excellent trainers --
Sore feet from having shoes pulled is somewhat normal for young horses --- they eventually toughen up/ care given to keep from brusing -- its really no biggie.
I woudl suspect her condition may be more to an owners inexperience rather than anything *wrong* with her.. again, no biggie / only groceries that any ottb experienced horseman can solve. ...that just takes time.
She ran 4 races... thats it and technically, still eligible to run (at Penn National ) ---
I did some double checking and she IS eligible for the PN adoption program !!
Its a shame shes ended up this way --- it happens -- and im sure this owner had all good intentions.
Thanks to brightsky's help, I got in contact with the Trainer this am. He is very distressed about what has happened to a mare that he cared very well for and thought had a great home. He will be going to pick her up as soon as tomorrow. I have forwarded all of this info to the owner and am just waiting for things to come together. This mare needs advanced care at this time for her condition and I am hoping she gets back on her feet soon.
I hope she pulls through, a once gorgeous girl isn't feeling so well and needs lots of love and TLC
Oh please keep us updated! This is why people absolutely should not sell straight off the track to individuals who do not have experience feeding and handling them unless they have an experienced trainer!
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This breaks my heart.....I'm so glad there will be some hope for this mare.
CANTER allows private sales of their horses then? I thought they would be retuned to the program and replaced....this confuses me.
Most of CANTER (the "trainer listings" which I would guess is 90%+ of CANTER horses) are listings taken by CANTER volunteers and posted online, but the sale is completely private between trainer/buyer. When I bought mine I just called the trainer directly. CANTER's only involvement was listing it.
Some CANTER chapters also have "CANTER owned" horses which trainers give/sell them and they foster, rehab, retrain, etc. and adopt back out, which I believe may have stricter rules.