Dunmore East

Name: Dunmore East

Barn Name: Clint

Birth Year: 2007

Gender: Gelding

Height:  16.1 hh

Color: Dark Bay

Location: Templeton, CA

Starts/Win/Place/Show: 33/8/2/7

Career Highlights:  Ran in the San Francisco Mile stakes, the Joseph T. Grace Handicap twice and finished third in the Grade 3 All American Stakes.

Total Earnings: $186,758.

Last Race: 4/25/2014

Sire: Honour & Glory

Dam: Risky Seas (Sea Hero)

Other Pedigree Notables: Raise a Native, Danzig,  Relaunch, Bold Ruler, Caro ((IRE)

Description:   Dunmore East is an exceptional horse.  He does come to us with a basal fracture of the lateral sesamoid on the left front.  Clint has so much potential and heart  This is the kind of horse you can fall in love with upon first meeting.  A pure class act all around.  On June 13th, Clint had surgery performed on him to remove the chip. The surgery was done by Dr. Rick at Alamo Pintado. 95% of the chip was removed and Dr. Rick gave Clint an excellent prognosis. Clint will receive rehab at Los Laureles Equine Rehabilitation Center where we will the finest care and rehabilitation modalities available. We will continue to update on Clint’s progress. If interested, the first step is to complete an Interested Adopter Form found on our website.

Update – January 20, 2015

Dunmore East – or “Clint” as he’s affectionately known – came to Neigh Savers June 2014 with a basal fracture of the lateral sesamoid on the left front. Despite his injury and any discomfort he was in, he was the kind of horse you fall in love with at first meeting. He received the very best of care and the chip was removed at Alamo Pintado Equine Hospital by Dr. Mark Rick. Clint’s prognosis was excellent and the rehabilitation he received with Angie and Mike Scully at Los Laureles was the very best. After five months of rest and relaxation he received doctor’s clearance to begin light work and was moved to PM Farms where he would await his forever family.

Almost immediately after she began working with him, our dear friend and volunteer Maile Steelgrave noticed signs of lameness. In hopes of quickly intervening in whatever was causing Clint pain, Dr. Jackie Friedlander came and evaluated him. Because she was new to his case and he did not present well, we had him moved Sunday to a facility closer to Neigh Savers’ official SoCal vet, Dr. Marta Granstedt, who had been following Clint since we received him into our program. We thought this would just be one more blip in his story and he would be back sound and happy in no time.

The x-rays are ugly. There is a bad cyst or lesion and the supporting tissues are clearly breaking down. He has blown out his ankle and there is nothing we can do. We really, really hate this part. There is no long-term prognosis that doesn’t include chronic pain and we owe him better. We owe it to him to be strong enough to not make him suffer just because we don’t want to have to let him go.

It breaks our heart that he will not have a chance to live out our dreams for him. There are so many who have loved him along his journey that we know today will be a very difficult day for our extended Neigh Savers family. We appreciate every single one of you who did all you could to give him every fighting chance and to our generous donors who funded his rehabilitation and made this all possible.

To Roger and Robin Beagle, who are taking these final steps with Clint and loving him across the rainbow bridge, thank you.