“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. His subsequent evaluations have continued to go perfectly and he’s now enjoying a normal routine, being turned out for 12+ hours a day with a herd.
Currently barefoot, Archer is pretty much ready for adoption. At this stage, he’ll need to continue with his full turn-out until mid-June and then will be ready to go to work. He is available now to someone willing to finish his time and restart him themselves. Otherwise, we’ll be putting him to work sometime mid-June.
Prior to returning to work, Archer is 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.