Durendal was adopted in June of 2016 by a mother/daughter duo in Massachusetts looking for their next eventing prospect. Kim and Tara came to pick him up themselves and reported that he arrived safely and soundly in his new home. We can’t wait to get updates on his progress.
Durendal is a gorgeous, 16.1 hand, 3 year old bay gelding who is all class. He comes from Forestry (Storm Cat), Cryptoclearance and Mt. Livermore lines. He sold for $40,000 as a weanling and was a $50,000 RNA as a yearling. Durendal was able to retire through Penn National’s New Start program.
Despite not having the chance to break his maiden, his career was off to a favorable start when he came up lame after a March workout. Originally retired to ATR with a reported soft tissue strain, we were able to rule this out through ultrasounds. The real culprit was a tiny, fresh bone chip in the front of the fetlock that is ripe for the picking.
After having received a little rest since his workout, Durendal received his surgery on April 25, 2016 thanks to the efforts of over a dozen donors who assisted in helping fund the procedure. Surgery went well and he’s slated to have a 6 week recovery before being ready for turn-out and a return to work. We could not be happier with how well he’s been recovering and are very optimistic about his future.