We just rescued an OTTB from Camelot. He's 14 years old and has in the past been very much loved that is very evident. Why he ended up in this situation we have no idea but would love to find out. His racing name was Great Warrior if anyone out there has heard of him please let me know. He now has a forever home but I would love to contact his pervious owner/owners to let them know he's fine
I spoke to the owner and trainer today. He told me he was sold to a lady (no name) and that she really loved him and showed him but then she must have sold him two years ago because he got a call 2 years ago asking the same questions as me. He really is a sweetheart
Omg!!! That's my horse! What the freak? I placed him with someone who said she was going to show him and hunt him!!! In fact, i just asked how he was doing and she said he was fine an getting fit to hunt. i am shaking with anger right now, Please PM me.
Btw, he's a 16.3h bay with a long skinny stripe and no white on his legs. He grinds his teeth when nervous and droops his lip when he's bored. He's hocky behind and arthritic, but a real sweetheart and he loves loves loves peppermints.
Well, if it IS the same horse as OneGrayPony's, then I think this is good because clearly, the new owner is geeked about the critter. OGP, if it really is your horse, I hope you'll take joy in knowing he's with someone who cares--enough to go looking even. I hope this won't be a "problem". Even if you got screwed/lied to/whatever, I sure hope you'll be kind to the OP. Not that you wouldn't, but I can imagine being upset if I were in your shoes.
Best wishes to all!
A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.
Oh I am tremendously grateful to the OP, just absolutely sick over the situation. We just spoke on the phone and we confirmed his identity. Apparently big nice barns, with contracts and people who are well known are also not safe. The person who he was placed with is my Facebook friend and told me he was doing great as recently as the 28th. I am so so glad he was pulled. So so grateful to the op that she has him
Yes I have spoken to the pervious owner. A happy ending for all involved especially Great Warrior who has already wormed his way into everyone's hearts :-) A very quick response indeed Yeah more pepermints for him tomorrow
Maybe he was their horse, but she blatantly lied to her "friend"... I think outing her on FB would be just rewards...
What a beautiful ending! Thank you OP and so glad for you OGP that you could reconnect and know that your horse is safe and loved.
Last edited by FalseImpression; Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:20 AM.
He was standing on Camelot's lot when I was told that he was doing great. Same day. That's not even remotely a gray area. What I don't understand is what she was going to tell me when I stopped by as planned on December. He was only a few hours away and I was just making plans to head that way for a shindig on the 21st.
Of course, I'm still trying to process all of this. From what I am learning now, she traded him to someone else earlier in November, after showing him in October and winning quite a few blue ribbons. I am still trying to track down what happened from there. Am I upset? Yes. And grateful. And puzzled. He needed some hock injections and maintenance but he is a very fancy and well broke horse, who I hope very much will make his new owners happy, like he made me. It doesn't even seem like anyone tried to sell him anywhere else, which I do not understand.
So, I feel simultaneously great that he's in a good place and loved and just devastated that he had to be rescued at all. What a bizarre feeling.