Picaro Leaves Ross Haven Farm

Picaro Leaves Ross Haven Farm
Picaro pictured with Dr. Carl Kirker-Head, Pete Daigneault, Farm Manager and Mona Kirker-Head with their daughters

Picaro's Progress is a Miracle!

Please join others in donating to Tufts Large Animal Hospital in honor of Picaro. If you are able to donate, please copy & paste w/ Picaro as subject: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/giving . Many thanks to those who have donated and are considering a donation. These donations make it possible for us to have this state of the art facility with top Veterinarians to care for our animals.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

FINAL FAREWELL




Tomorrow, May 14 will mark the 4 month anniversary since Picaro was shot. When he arrived at Tufts, Dr. Carl Kirker-Head made an evaluation that Picaro could be saved...and he was. After speaking with the Dean at Tufts, it was decided that they would cover the cost of his care and we then embarked upon a journey that culminated in a wonderful ending.

At the end of February, Picaro was moved to Ross Haven Farm, a rehabilitation facility for horses, owned by Dr. Carl and Ramona Kirker-Head and Picaro began the long road to recovery. Four weeks ago the pins that stabilized his jaw were removed and we hoped that he would regain SOME of the jaw movement enabling him to chew and swallow. The result was that he regained FULL mobility and a very happy, healty horse left today for his new home at Riverview Paso Fino's in Mt. Jackson, VA (www.riverviewpasofinos.com).

His new owner, Ann Howell, is a long time breeder and supporter of the Paso Fino industry and was introduced to me in March as a possible home for Picaro. It did not take long before we decided that Picaro would be moving to Virginia and today he has begun the next chapter in his life.

Thank you all for your support as you have followed this amazing story. If you have not had a chance to donate, there is still the opportunity through Tufts University: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/giving in "Honor of Picaro." Without their support and the knowledge and love of horses by Dr. Kirker-Head and others there, we would not have this outstanding facility at our disposal.

Many thanks to Tufts University and The Kirker-Head Family and best wishes to Ann Howell and Picaro in this next chapter.

10 comments:

  1. I CAN NOT THANK ALL OF YOU ENOUGH FOR DOING ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THIS SPECIAL HORSE, PICARO. HIS STORY WAS TRAGIC BUT BECAUSE OF ALL THE DEDICATED CARE THAT PICARO HAS RECEIVED, HE WILL NOW BE A HAPPY HEALTY HORSE FOR THE REST OF HIS DAYS. GOOD LUCK BEAUTIFUL BOY IN YOUR NEW FOREVER HOME.

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  2. Lorrie DickinsonJune 5, 2010 at 6:29 AM

    In April 2010, I visited Riverview Farms and met Anne. In fact, we have purchased 2 wonderful Paso Finos and are excited to get them home. Since then, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet "Picaro" the day he arrived. He is such a sweetheart and full of life and spirit. I look forward to seeing him each and every visit to Riverview. My hat is off to everyone involved in Picaro's life since January and especially the doctors and Tuft's University. God bless you all!

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  3. are there any updates to picaro since he arrived at his new home? we would love to hear how he is doing now that he has a happy, forever home! thanks!
    jo bunny

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  4. Jo Bunny-

    Unfortunately we don't have any new *exciting* information besides that he's doing really well in his new home and he's living a healthy and happy life. I emailed Ann a while back and that's all she reported. If I get anything else I'll happily post it on the blog.

    Thanks for the support and interest.

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  5. Kelley, please email me at mklawitter@hotmail.com. I have an incredible update for you on Picaro! Let's just say...he's a champion in PFHA! Don't want to give all the goodies away here, so please email me!

    Michele Klawitter

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  6. I actually rode Picaro today! He's amazing! Michele Klawitter

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  7. Michelle can you please email me an update on him. I haven't been able to get in touch with Anni. My email is allsmall7@gmail.com

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  8. Picaro is doing GREAT here at Riverview Farms, LLC.
    Come like our page on Facebook and I'll post some updated pics of him and his activities! ~ellen
    https://www.facebook.com/RverviewPasoFinos?ref=hl

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  9. Picaro is doing GREAT here at Riverview Farms, LLC.
    Come like our page on Facebook and I'll post some updated pics of him and his activities! ~ellen
    https://www.facebook.com/RverviewPasoFinos?ref=hl

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  10. Picaro is doing GREAT here at Riverview Farms, LLC.
    Come like our page on Facebook and I'll post some updated pics of him and his activities! ~ellen
    https://www.facebook.com/RverviewPasoFinos?ref=hl

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