The Silver Sniper, nicknamed “Kyle,” is a 4 year old, 16+ hand, grey gelding who retired through Penn National’s New Start program in September, 2017. Kyle was a decent racehorse, winning over $60,000 in 22 starts. After a couple slow starts, his connections decided to let him retire.
Kyle retired with a good bit of wear and tear in his knees, and New Start stepped up to get him surgery to clean them out. Surgery was done by Unionville Equine and his prognosis for a riding career is good! Kyle will have a fairly involved rehab process, and will likely not be ready to return to work until January, but he is doing great in his recovery. After completing stall rest and hand walking like a pro, he has moved onto limited turn-out and is proving with each step how quiet and level-headed he is. Also, he’s become quite sound, even remaining barefoot!
From the start, Kyle was a great patient, but we’re beginning to get to know him as a horse as well and are thrilled with everything we see. He will make a phenomenal pleasure or low-level horse for the right home, possibly more with time and maintenance. Again, he has no vices.
Kyle is available for $1,000 until he finishes his rehab in January.