“Sole” is a 12 year old, liver chestnut gelding that originally came to After the Races in early 2011. He retired with an injury to his pastern which healed better than originally expected. When he was on our farm we knew he was a special horse and worked to prep him for therapy work. While he didn’t find a therapy home (through no fault of his own), he was adopted by an older couple to become a pleasure horse for them and their grandkids and he fit the role perfectly.
Sole is now being returned to us six years later after he’s experienced a change in behavior, becoming uneasy on cross-ties and girthy. I’m optimistic that returned into a consistent program, we’ll get the old Sole back. While we always hope our horses will stay in their adoptive homes forever, I’m a bit excited to see Sole again after so many years.
Sole returned to us mid June and will be getting back to work shortly. We anticipate as he gets back into work, his adoption fee will be $500.