is what we call him. He was known as "A.P.Brit" on the racetrack.
His right front is shorter than the left
and his feet turn out, the right one turns out far. He was RACED
nonetheless. His front legs are pin fired more than any other I have
personally seen. At the ripe old age of 6, this sweet, gentle natured boy
walks like he is 35. Our incredible farrier has gone to work on Aladdin
as have our senior rescued horses affirming his successful rehab. Aladdin
needs a sponsor, even if you can promise only $25 a month it will go
toward his expenses as we care for him and allow him all the time he needs
to become a horse once again. He will not be available for adoption until
we are sure of what he wants for his future.
you help us, the more horses we can help. Three other rescues REFUSED
this horse. He is 6! We know we can fix him. We have proven that time
and time again now haven't we? So please help us with our number 75 and
show him he is finally wearing a number that SAVES him, unlike the
racetrack number which exploited him, the auction number which endangered
him or the kill pen number he could have headed to!
Aladdin's new home.............complete with
a posse of loving, caring friends! New photos will follow!
First of all, my barn manager, Arnoldo,
referred to him as "amuleto" (lucky charm, in Spanish) and we have been
calling him "Ami" for short, ever since. His name plate says both
Amuleto, and Aladdin, but he is Ami around the
This winter was about surviving the ice, so none of the horses worked,
but we were able to clear some paddocks of the ice, and managed to get
them out almost
every day! So, since Ami came to us in the Fall, he has just been
hanging out and being a horse. He is still very possessive of his food,
and will probably always be that
way because of his history. He came easily up to proper weight, and is a
super easy-keeper. We give him lots of hay, and only 2 cups of senior
A.M.and 2 cups P.M., along with
his Glanzen GL supplement. My vet does not want him to carry extra
pounds on those already damaged legs and feet, so we are trying to keep
him where he's at. As you can see,
he looks fabulous, and his coat is shiny and healthy (although quite
dirty). We cannot wait to start baths this Spring!!
He stands like a gentleman for the farrier, and is getting much better
at standing for grooming. He was a little clueless about this at first,
and then my farrier explained that racehorses do not
stand on crossties...someone holds their head while they are worked on!
Who knew? But, he loves to be groomed, and loves the attention. He is
such a people-horse! He comes right over to visit
if you go outside to see him in turnout, and he is always happy to get a
carrot or a pat.
He just had his teeth floated, and sheath cleaned. No problem at all
with that! Spring shots will be coming along soon, but I don't
anticipate any problems with him, because he was fine at Fall shots when
we first got him. He also just got wormed, and will have a physical and
fecal count when the vet comes for shots.
Finally! Sweet boy!
Aladdin's barn is amazing