Name: Defying Logic
Barn Name: Logan
Birth Year: 2006
Location: Healdsburg, CA
Career Highlights: Raced in many venues although mostly in claiming races although he was in one stakes race where he placed 5th. Logan completed his long career at Golden Gate Fields but he also raced in southern California, nearly the entire fair circuit and Turf Paradise. He began his racing career in 2008 as a two year old.
Total Earnings: $105,000
Last Race: 11/9/2014
Sire: Defy Logic
Dam: Ballerina Girl (Moscow Ballet)
Other Pedigree Notables: Saint Ballado, Clever Trick, Halo, Nijinksy, Northern Dancer
Description: Logan is a seasoned race horse through and through. Thus, he has the personality of a consummate professional. He knows who he is and has a strong bond with his human caregivers with whom he has developed a trusting partnership. Logan will thrive on work but is also a kind and playful fellow. He is a joy to have around and his connections wanted nothing more than to find him a good home when they discovered he had a hairline fracture of the knee and needed to be retired. Usually when we get a horse straight off track we need to work on their mindset so they forget about racing. Not so with Logan. He immediately settled in and is thriving in his new life as a retiree. This horse will make an exceptional horse for some lucky adopter. He also has a very notable pedigree line.
November 2015 Update: Rehabbing a horse’s injury leaves much to luck and fate. Defying Logic came into our program with a slab fracture. As time went on, the osteoarthritis set it and it became clear that Logan was a trail/pleasure riding horse at best.
We got a call from Dr. Granstedt, our LA/Ventura area vet and Board Director saying that she needed a companion horse for an amazing client. Sadly, she had just euthanized a 33 year old mare and the remaining Arab Gelding was panicked without his friend. Dr. Granstedt asked us to find a horse and to do it STAT!
We had just the guy in mind. LOGAN!!! It had been almost a year since his initial injury and it was clear that Logan needed to just take it easy in life. He is also a total ham. He LOVES people and attention. We called Julie B., whose husband happens to be an amazing small animal surgeon, and she offered Logan a forever home at their ranch in Somis. Logan’s job was to be friendly with the kids and to keep the other horse company. That is definitely a role Logan could fulfill. Awesome!
Now, we had to move Logan from Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center, our incredible rehab facility to Julie’s ranch in Moorpark. Enter the always amazing KC Horse Transport, Inc. We called and asked them how quickly they could bring Logan to his little friend in need. We were thinking days and just hoping the little Arab wouldn’t work himself into a complete tizzy. Nope, KC Horse Transport’s reply was to have him ready they would pick him up in 3 hours. Got it!
Within nine hours of the original call from Dr. Granstedt, Logan was transported the 4-5 hours south, in traffic of course, to his lonely friend in Moorpark. This is Logan and his new buddy meeting for the first time. It was bromance at first sight!!!
A big thank you to: Amy for Logan’s initial transition off track; Angie & Mike of Eclipse Equine Sports Therapy Center for expertly rehabilitating Logan and some of our most profoundly injured horses; KC Horse Transport for always being amazing and compassionate to our motley crew of rescue horses; Dr. Granstedt for your expert care of our horses and helping to make this love connection; and of course Julie and her family to open their barn and their heart to a big bay boy who needed a family of his own. It takes a village and each one of you has played an integral role in giving Logan a successful second career.