Dark Bay Gelding (Icebox – All Hollywood, by War Chant)
Luther D “Luther” is a handsome, Kentucky bred gelding who raced 16 times at 9 different racetracks. When a horse has been exposed to the sights, sounds, smells, and day to day operations at 9 racetracks, they tend to be pretty “chill” compared to a horse without the benefit of these experiences. We met Luther the day after he won at Prairie Meadows. The track veterinarian and his connections reported that Luther was fine in the winner’s circle and afterward in the test barn. But the next morning it was discovered he had sustained a nondisplaced condylar fracture in his left front leg. He was transported to Iowa State where he had surgery to repair the fracture. The surgery was a success and his recovery has been uneventful. You can read about Luther D’s surgery on the Iowa State University Large Animal Hospital Facebook page.
Luther was adopted but later returned to HART through no fault of his own. He was ultimately adopted and found his perfect home. He has a forever family and also used in a lesson program where he adapts beautifully to the level of his riders’ experience!