“Archer” is a strikingly unique, Argentenian Thoroughbred that came to ATR through Penn National’s New Start for Horses program. Archer is 6 years old and had a modest career as a racehorse, retiring when he fractured a splint bone. Thankfully the fragment from the fracture was removed surgically, and he is now undergoing what should be a fairly straightforward rehab. Archer is a registered chestnut, but has very unique coloring. His mane and tail are both black with streaks of grey and his eyes are almost amber in color.
Archer was evaluated by our vet on March 28, 2017, a little more than 2 weeks post surgery, and was very sound. Other than the slight inflammation around the surgical site, he presented with clean legs and good range of motion. Our vet was very optimistic about his future.
Currently barefoot, we do not expect Archer to be ready for adoption until July when he should get approved for turn-out. Even though we have a plan, we’ll be taking it day by day, so the plan could shorten or lengthen depending on his progress.
Prior to being approved to return to work, we anticipate Archer will be available for $2000, which will go up with a return to work. This one will be eye-catching in any show ring and is an upper level candidate.