Our amazing farrier, Uncle Billy, had been telling us about a great horse he used to have, and he finally convinced his latest owner to donate Rusty. Rusty is a very sweet 23 year old sorrel gelding. In his past he was a hard working rodeo horse. Somehow he injured his throat and began suffering from laryngeal hemiplegia. This is an issue that causes Rusty to exhibit wheezing sounds when worked hard, which resulted in his retirement from a hard working life. Today he still sounds labored when worked very long, but he doesn't let it bother him and loves to run! It took awhile for him to make friends in the herd, but now he is a favorite pal amongst horses and people, and loves quality time and attention. 

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