Pete The Beast
ARRIVED AT ATR:
The Big Beast X Raebear (by Our Emblem)
Pete The Beast is a 5 year old, tall, bay gelding that arrived by way of Aftercare Charles Town. He is by The Big Beast (by Yes It's True), and out of an Our Emblem mare. He raced just 8 times, but hasn't been competitive this year as he dealt with a quarter crack in his right front hoof.
Pete walked off the trailer and had his hind shoes pulled by our farrier, literally before he even went to a stall, and he couldn't have been more of a gentleman. He definitely madea good impression off the bat, and continues to impress. He has no vices, is incredibly kind and sensible to handle, and has been getting along with the other gelding he's turned out with.
Our vet and her technicians all adored Pete and gave him a clean bill of health. He was a little sore on the hoof with the quarter crack for his evaluation, but the vet believes it's because the bar shoe he was in trapped debris under his hoof which put extra pressure on it. He's feeling much better in a new bar shoe without the sole being covered.
As far as his quarter crack, it's well on its way to healing with an inch of new growth already above the crack (meaning it's growing its way out nicely). He is in a bar shoe at the moment to continue to support the hoof as it heals, but will not need specialized shoes long-term.
He has no known future limitations and we think will be an amazing partner for an amateur or professional alike. He's also pretty stinkin' handsome.