Yves was rescued Saturday, visibly sore on his left front leg. As is the case with just about all of the Thoroughbreds we rescue, we have scheduled a lameness exam to determine the source of what is ailing him, likely why he ended up at auction in the first place. His hooves have been neglected and he will be seen by our farrier as well as a full Vet check up, including, vaccinations, teeth floating etc.
Yves is feeling like a pretty lucky boy and based on our experience, we know this is the case. Once left at auction, Thoroughbreds do not only have "kill buyers" to worry about. They are simply cat nip for Match Racers and charro types and more often than not, once in these situations, are later returned to auction in much worse shape than they left it.
It rarely comes down to just bidding up the traders and KBs, and we are happy we were able to secure a brighter future for this deserving, sweet, and very kind young horse.
Yves will be available for adoption after he has been rehabilitated and evaluated under saddle. We will update his progress as it occurs. Sometimes these horses can be fully rehabilitated, others "full" rehabilitation means they will never be healthy enough to be ridden again. At this stage, we do not what Yves' story will be. Thank you to all who donated to help Yves move onto his new life.