Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mascot's Journey Continues

Here is an update on Mascot's amazing story and adventure!!!  You can read the original story by Susan Salk on my blog post called "Mascot Found at New Holland Auction" on August 9th, 2012.  ~Declan

To a horse rejected by meat-buyers come riches

By Susan Salk on September 25, 2012 as posted on Off-Track Thoroughbreds

Mascot in his beautiful, new home

Gone is the look of terror, and so too, the tufted, matted coat that once hung on the skinny frame of a quarter-million-dollar winning racehorse who was mere steps away from slaughter.

To look at him now, standing regally in his European-styled stall in Florida, Mascot looks more like a prized stallion than a charity case who, by chance, ran into his savior at the New Holland auction as time was running out.

Saved on Aug. 6 by A-Circuit rider Melissa Rudershausen, who just happened to walk past the lame, frightened animal as he snapped his ties and bolted toward her, the mangy animal who looked like a poster child for unwanted horses is now living the good life.

On Sept. 18, Rudershausen drove Mascot from Pennsylvania to her gorgeous, eight-stall barn in Ocala, Fla., where he has been recuperating.

Filled out after a month of eating 60 pounds of hay a day, his once-tattered coat shines in good health, as he walks in dappled sunlight and with confidence, toward his new life.

Read Susan Salk's full update on Mascot's new life at Off-Track Thoroughbreds here.

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