Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I heard an interview tonight that the owners really love Barbaro, and that is why they did the operation. Like you said, he will not be able to breed. I was kind of thinking that was part of why they were saving him, due to the money he would make as a stud. Knowing this makes the story much more touching.
He totally deserves the best vet care money can buy, and I'm glad he is getting it! Heal strong, Barbaro!
At this point according to the Vetrinary hospitals website (they do daily updates at 3pm lol not that i check or anything *whistles*) they arent SURE if he can breed or not. he may be able to, he may not. It all depends on if he can safley put the weight on that leg, for the proper position.
One possiblity, is they can teach him to ground collect. He wont be able to breed TB mares (they dont allow AI) but you could get some wonderfull, QH, and Arab crosses.
All in all. I LOVE his owners.because THEY LOVE HIM.
and i will admit..i sent him an apple basket and a card