Pilgrim came to HorseWorld in January 2016 with a filly called Grace. They had been picked up the night before by Bushy and Willesley vet group after a report of two horses straying on the road with severe injuries. The initial concern was that they had been hit by a car as Pilgrim had multiple wounds in various locations on his body. It turned out that Pilgrim had old and new wounds and scarring over his body which, after a closer look, we concluded were more likely injuries he had sustained from a cart harness and falling when being raced on the road. He also had strange scars over the top and sides of his neck which indicate scarring likely caused by burns and/or a neck tether.
Pilgrim is not yet available for rehoming as he is in training but hopefully will be ready to rehome soon.
Despite the obvious past mistreatment Pilgrim settled in well at HorseWorld and was happy to be handled and receive treatment, fortunately he made a good recovery but his scars still need some attention to prevent the skin from cracking. He was castrated in February 2016 and has lived with older and younger colts and geldings. He cannot live with mares.
Pilgrim has a very sweet nature and is easy to handle and look after. We are currently using Bio oil on his scars with great success, we have a good supply to go with him (thanks to the generous donations from our supporters) but any potential loaner must be willing to provide this care in the future. He has been assessed by our vet and equine physio and sadly due to the past treatment and hard work as a youngster he would not stand up to being worked so is looking for a companion only home.