Tahota was initially rescued in 2015 by another rescue organization with assistance from Front Range Equine Rescue. They spent a lot of time and money on his various rehabilitation services and training evaluation. It was thought he had been a victim of horse tripping.
Eventually it was determined Tahota might not be able to be ridden. He was turned over to Front Range in June 2018 for additional evaluation. Based on some behavioral issues and the fact he was likely horse tripped he underwent an in-depth physical exam. A “divet” was found beneath his mane at the withers. X-rays revealed 4 fractures, 3 of which were unhealed after 3 years and 2 of the 4 being significant in nature.
Tahota had been living in ongoing and various degrees of pain due to the fractures and nerve damage, none of which could be fixed or relief provided. Sadly he was humanely euthanized but is now at peace. It should be noted that it can be very difficult to get proper X-rays of a horse’s withers based on location of a suspected injury.
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