Hero was adopted in April, 2016 by the Philadelphia Mounted Police Unit. He will be going for 90 days of police training and if all goes well, joining ATR graduate South Fleet (“Captain”) at work. We hope to be able to report with good news later this summer!
From Penn National’s New Start program, this 16.1+ hand war horse is 8 years old and raced 59 times while still managing to retire sound and with pretty darn clean legs! His vet evaluation went pretty well. He’s very sound with good legs and should not be limited from a soundness standpoint. His back was sore upon arrival but has been improving with rest.
We just started Symphonic Hero back under saddle and he is one fancy mover! He has no vices but will require an intermediate rider or better for the time being as he is still a bit forward. That said, he’s a lovely mover who shows a readiness to learn and will likely do very well in a program. On the farm, he lives with both mares and geldings and is straightforward to handle.