Missy is a gorgeous 2014 OTTB Mare standing at a wonderful 17hh and encompassing all that this amazing breed has to offer. She is a very special girl that will be looking for a very special home. She will be suited to a Trainer or Advanced rider that specializes in OTTBs. Missy is a complete Rehab/Project horse. Her career after racing has not yet begun, so it is unknown as to what direction she will be able to head in. She is currently on stall rest, so you can imagine that she will be looking for someone incredibly open minded and skilled at racehorse rehabilitation.
Missy is bright, intelligent, attentive and brave. She was very well-behaved considering that she had been on stall rest for quite some time. During her last race she took a fall damaging her knee and soft tissues. The knee was x-rayed and showed no boney changes. Sadly, she did have damage to both suspensory ligaments and then left front superficial digital flexor tendon. Originally when brought to her current farm she was pasture sound. After 3 weeks of let down time, she came up lame. At the veterinarian’s request she went on stall rest for 3 months. She was reevaluated in May once completing stall rest, but had no improvement. She will continue to need rehabilitation and time to correctly heal. She is just over the 6 month mark of rest now.
Missy was a character in her stall for her visit, pulling silly faces to say ‘hello’ to us. She was settled and calm, even as the only horse in the barn. She was able to leave her stall and head to the cross ties for grooming. She needs to wear hoof boots to give her some support. She will come with those when going to her new home. We headed out to a small grass area with support leg wraps (SMB style), in a relatively steady manner. She navigated well and enjoyed hand grazing and having a good roll followed by the more typical ‘Fire breathing dragon TB’ mode! Using a caveson for leading and hand grazing has been the most successful at keeping her controlled, safe and happy.
We did see some slight kicking out when picking feet. Patience will be needed as we understand that her behavior is likely due to the level of discomfort that she is in when bearing weight on 3 legs. Her current owner trims her feet rather than having a farrier come out. She is bare foot and has relatively good quality feet. It was noted that she can become rather excited and will spin, strike out, or rear up. It was also noted that for the 3 weeks of turnout time, she did not exhibit these behaviors. She had been turned out in a mixed herd, and although dominant does not instigate. She would likely benefit for a larger stall and possibly a small turnout space. Sedation may be needed for activities outside of the stall.
Missy is up to date on the usual vaccinations, Coggins, wellness checks, but may need one more booster shot. She is super for the dentist. Her current owner is willing to pass along medical records to new home. They would like to keep in touch and follow along with her progress. She is very much loved by them.
Registered with Jockey Club: Balharbour Miss.
7 Starts, 3 Wins, Career Earnings: $49,800 Tattoo: R21642