A Pinch of Luck, Inc.
Taking Thoroughbreds from the Track to the Trail and Beyond
4598 Waters Road Woodstock, GA 30188
15.3 Hand Bay Gelding
Foal of 2006
October 23, 2011
Mullie has found himself a great new person who is eager to work with him and help him continue to heal. We are thrilled that this special gelding will continue moving down the right path and may some day be restored to a level of soundness that will once again allow him to work under saddle, as he so clearly demonstrated during his racing career that he loves to do.
Congratulations, Mullie! You deserve it!
September 29, 2011
Mulligan is doing great! His feet have healed, and he's transitioned beautifully to life as a barefoot horse. They're strong, tough, and healthy now, and he's moving the best he's moved since his arrival.
As he's been here with us, evidence of a previous knee injury (no doubt while racing) has also become apparent. The knee is settin well, and though not the prettiest thing, is no longer causing him undue pain. He's living outside 24/7 with our retirees, a lesson horse, and Parker, and is the boss of the group. He gets around just fine, and looks great while moving around the field.
Mulligan is still best suited for life as a light riding horse or companion. It is possible that with surgical intervention that he may regain more functionality in his knee, but high end athletics will never be recommended for him. We are continuing to let him heal and enjoy "just being a horse" and may or may not ride him before he goes on to a new home.
This wonderful horse deserves the very, very best after his long and successful career. We're sure that his special person is out there... is it you?
June 4, 2011
Mulligan is so called because in life, occassionally there is a "do-over" and he is lucky enough to be living his. This beautiful young gelding raced thirty times and hit the board (placed win, place, or show) an incredible twenty-two times... An amazing feat for any racehorse, and one that made his owners very lucky indeed. He always paid his bills!
Sadly for Mullie, he was claimed out of his last start in March, and for whatever reason, his connections gave up racing for him and he found himself on The Truck. Mulligan was at the beginning of his final journey when we pulled him off the trailer a week and a half ago.
Mullie has clean legs and appears to have been spared any significant wear and tear. His only issue at this time is his feet. His racing plates were pulled about a month ago, and being left barefoot allowed his hooves to wear down to nothing. We created glue shoes using a fabulous two-part epoxy called Super Fast (http://vettec.com/super_fast.html) made for just such issues, and though he's not 100% yet, he's 100% better than when we pulled him off the truck.
Mulligan is wonderful to be around, and is 100% class. He has the most chipper outlook of any horse I've met, and is truly a joy to have in the barn. It is my hope that someone will meet him and see for themself what a great guy he is and take the next chance on bringing him back to the way he should be.
He personifies the term "The Look of Eagles." What a beautiful, beautiful boy!