ADOPTED, November 2018
|HENRY GRAM (2D968, G)
HENRY CLAY – LEXIE GRAM – SWAT TEAM
|Foaling Place:||SALEM, IL||Color:||Bay|
|Death Date:||Embryo Transfer:|
|Markings:||STAR; STRIP CONNECTING SNIP; LEFT FRONT CORONET; LEFT HIND PASTERN WHITE.||Parent Verified:||Yes|
Henry Gram; born Feb 25, 2006 is an Off Track Standardbred with over $200K in lifetime earnings. He was actively racing until late 2017. Henry had a goat buddy when he was on track, and was well-loved by all who worked with him.
Henry is one of those horses that breaks your heart. We know where he was his entire life, except for the last three months of 2017. In January, 2018, he turned up owned by a kill buyer, where the Standardbred Retirement Foundation found him. One of his grooms who adored him paid to save him from a terrible fate, and he arrived at Safe Harbor in February.
Upon arrival, he was at least 250 pounds underweight, stressed and still in race mode. It has taken several months of food, pampering and love from his foster mom to get him to a good weight, but Henry’s problems don’t end there. At age 12, he has the body of a 30 year old. Henry has arthritis in all 4 fetlocks and some tendon damage from his years of racing. He is beginner broke to ride and gaited, but he will require an owner willing to maintain his comfort with Legend/Adequan, spa days, and etc. He is currently on an oral joint supplement (cost approx. $25/month), and is sound for light riding. Short rides around the farm would be perfect for him and he does enjoy feeling useful. Henry pastures fine with mares or geldings. He will do best on 24/7 turnout with access to shelter.
Henry has a huge personality and needs an owner who will maintain a leadership position on the ground, as he can be pushy. He is wonderful for grooming, baths, and routine care. His adoption fee is well below our “After the Track” minimum due to his care requirements, at $200. If you can give him the fairytale happily ever after he is looking for, apply to adopt today!