17 hands. Lion last ran 2/11/22 at Fairgrounds Race Course. He retired with a right front ankle chip but is moving soundly on it. There is some slight swelling in the ankle.
A beautiful chestnut, he glimmers in the warm sun and catches eyes wherever he goes. He is getting use to farm life and is settling in well. He likes to peek over the wall to see what his neighbor is doing but doesn’t cause trouble. He stood well for our vet. The vet did note grade 2 lameness in the left hind on hard ground. Lion does have very low heels on both hinds. He will require hind shoes. He rides soundly.
A big guy with a nice way of going, he is ready to start training for his new job. He was brave in our arena and wasn’t bothered by anything going on around him. He is suitable for any discipline. He is a big, gentle boy and uncomplicated ride. Smooth and willing transitions. Boldly walked over poles.
If you want to use Lion for a high level, aggressive sport, you will want to ask your vet about removing the chip. If you want a more relaxed, easy lifestyle the chip should not bother him.