These two sweet kids we part of a herd of 42 horses intercepted before slaughter from a thoroughbred breeding farm. Marion and Keith were only 3 and 4 years old but due to the thoroughbred racing industries practices, were forced to run before their knees were ready and growth plates closed. Both Marion and Lil Keith had broken knee caps and were destined for the slaughter auction as ‘losses’ to the industry. They were 3 and 4 years old.
Gratefully, these two ended up at Zebs Wish for the time it might take for their knees to heal.
These were only two of thousands of racehorses bred, ridden and raced, and ruined each year. The many of whom, end their lives before the hit double digits, at low-grade slaughter auctions or on the dirt of the track.
We are glad to say that they were both adopted into loving homes.