Walk Out is a handsome, chunk of a horse. At 4 years old and over 16 hands, this gelding by Curlin exudes class. He is very well-mannered and easy to handle for being right off the track, clearly having come from excellent care. “Strider,” as we call him, retired through Penn National’s New Start for Horses program and arrived at After the Races in late June. His initial veterinary evaluation turned up a sesamoid fracture that was fairly recent and we’ve sent his x-rays on to a couple surgeons for their opinions.
If the surgeons believe the fragment can be removed, we’ll be progressing down the surgical path, otherwise he will be continuing on stall rest to allow the fracture to heal as well as it may in the next few months. With surgery, prognosis is likely great, but without surgery we will have to let time be the determining factor in his prognosis.