Dr Hesse was donated to us by his breeder who was notified a few months ago that he was in a kill pen. Unfortunately she had been laid off from her job and was not in a position to bail him. She asked for help and people she didn't even know stepped up to help. Once bailed he was taken to her farm where she wormed him, got his feet back in good shape and put some much needed weight back on him. He had a knee that she was worried about and thought might need surgery.
Due to her financial circumstances she was unable to keep him. She asked for help once again and was told about us. She rented a horse trailer and brought Dr Hesse from her home in Louisiana to RMR.
Dr Hesse looks great but his knee is past the opportunity to do surgery. He has lost much of his ability to flex it but is sound at the walk, trot and canter in the pasture. We currently have him out with our other companion only OTTB that is also looking for his forever home, HAWAIIAN DISCO.
We feel with a little more time this knee will continue to improve. Although he will never be sound enough to jump or go on long trail rides, he may be sound enough for an easy going weekend rider. He definitely has the right disposition for it. He is a gentle giant. Dr Hesse is related to Afleet.
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