Breed: Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse/Appaloosa Cross
Status: Ghost Herd -2022
We bought Oskar as a thirteen year old in 2008, from a loving family, where he had been a barrel racer until his girl went off to college. Oskar taught many riders the joy of speed, but also learned to slow down enough to be a pleasure for even the smallest, or most timid riders. Oskar has now retired from lessons, but still loves to be brushed and cuddled, and really loves to play with his friends, especially Garuda. When the horses are out in the field, you are sure to see Oskar running at the front of the herd.
In the spring of 2020, Oskar was accidentally kicked in the head by another horse. He now wears special “sunglasses” year-round to protect his sensitive eyes. After years of competition and then lessons, his body needs support from the chiropractor, as well as BEMER and red light therapy.
Oskar joined the Ghost Herd in 2022. Oskar started showing signs of vertigo, not eating well, and having a hard time finding his way around the barn without support from another horse. We put him to rest on one of his good days, surrounded by all of his herd mates, and all the people who loved him dearly.