Trumans Bet is a 2 year old, unraced gelding. Truman was injured in an early training incident and after a few months of rehab his owner decided it would be better for Truman if he had an easier job, especially since he wasn't showing a lot of interest in being fast anyway.
Truman was x-rayed in February and had a fracture in each knee and a chip in his ankle. He was given 2 months rest and then x-rayed again in April. One knee was almost completely healed, the other needed a little more time, but the chip would need to be taken out for Truman to have a career racing. The decision was made to donate him to RMR so he could have a little more rehab time before finding an easy career that would not require him to have surgery.
Well, after another 6 weeks of rest at RMR, we took Truman to have more xrays to make sure the knees were healed. They looked great and should not be a problem for him to go on to a successful second career. The chip, however, will restrict him from a performance type career but his prognosis is unlimited if it is removed.
Truman is only 2 and has his whole life ahead of him. He is an extremely kind, quiet, and professional young horse. I have never met a horse that deserves this opportunity more than him. We have made the decision to do the surgery if we can raise they money to do so.
Dr. Gilchrist at Lone Star Park Equine Hospital has offered to do the surgery at a discount but we still need to raise $2000. After surgery he will need 60 days of rehab and hand walking.
Please consider making a donation towards Truman's care and help us make this sweet guys life a lot more comfortable.
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or you can make a donation directly to the Vet Hospital at 972-237-5040 and mention it is for Truman's ankle surgery.