Ghost
Ghost

Ghost arrived on Halloween day 2004 in need of a home. He is a 25+ (in 2016) year-old TB gelding who was raced. This stately horse bears the grizzly marks of an antiquated practice from that industry - pin-firing. Ghost was pin-fired many years ago over 100 times in each leg. This practice was used as an aid to strengthen injured or weak tendons. The theory was that red-hot probes stuck into the tendon would promote healing, (by injuring it more), and allow fluid from the swelling to seep out of the holes that remained. Needless to say, this procedure is no longer practiced by the majority of veterinarians.

In spite of enduring this horrific procedure, Ghost did not recover enough to race again, so he was sent off as a riding horse for several years. He has poor conformation which led to several lameness issues as well as terrible hooves which are very short. He was so lame when he came to us that it was hard to tell precisely what was bothering him. Placing a very lame companion horse is difficult to begin with let alone going into winter. This is why we took him in.

Ghost, Casey and Sundance at the front paddock fence.

Because of Ghost's lameness issues, our farrier spends a great deal of time caring for him, and Ghost requires front shoes every 5-6 weeks which are quite costly. In addition, he is prone to injury. Ghost could easily have fallen through the cracks and ended up at an auction. With proper care at Mylestone, he improved greatly and we are happy we were able to provide that for him. He is turned out during the day in the front field with Dillion, Sundance and Casey and enjoys playing with them.

Ghost is available for adoption as a companion horse only, but with his multiple issues, we know that his chances are not high. However, he is in need of donations for his care, and he would love to hear you say that you will sponsor Ghost.

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