We would like to welcome our newest member of THR Thoroughbreds... Sister’s Image (a.k.a. Camille). As a racehorse, she had a total of 31 starts with 3 firsts, 1 second and 4 thirds. She retired on 5/31/2018 and was up for adoption through the Gulf Coast Thoroughbred Network. After seeing her pop up on our Facebook newsfeed from time to time, we decided we needed to bring her up to Nashville. She has an upright build, big shoulder, and kind eye. She came to THR with no injuries or problems. Before we start working with Camille, we are going to give her some time off to be a horse. Also, we want her to be 2019 RRP eligible so do not want to start her training program until December 2018.
Feeding and Turnout:
Camille will receive a 3 quart scoop of Tribute Kalm Ultra twice a day to increase her weight and build her top line. This feed contains minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, and antioxidants that help horses in high performance jobs. She will also have Tribute Essential K as a top dress on her Tribute Kalm Ultra feed. Tribute Essential K contains essential vitamins, trace minerals, and amino acids that will help increase Camille’s strength. Camille will not be given any supplements at this time. She is currently on full turnout with the option to go into her stall if she so desires.
We are going to give Camille off until December 2018. We want her to gain some weight, recover naturally from the wear and tear on the track, and build muscle by walking/moving out in the pasture. In December, we will start her in a 5 day a week workout regime. This will be discussed in a later blog.
We will have a vet come and check Camille’s health and see if there is any issues that may have been missed. The vet will check her teeth to see if she needs any dental work and she will remove the Bot Fly Eggs that her on her legs and stomach (as shown in photo). Camille will given Panacur Powerpac as a 6 day dewormer. She will be sprayed with Banixx to treat the fungus on her hind legs. Luckily, Camille’s hooves are in great condition, so nothing needs to be done for them. We have found a lump on the side of her neck, so we will ask the vet about that and see anything needs to be done.
We will revisit Camille’s health and progress in 30 days.