Teddy (racing name Mr. Runstadler)
Teddy is an ex-racehorse who was rescued out of Penn National. After suffering a racing injury that required time off and rest, Teddy found that his owner’s and trainers no longer wanted him. Like most racehorses, his life hung in the balance, because many racehorses in Teddy’s situation end up on the kill floor. But Teddy was one of the lucky ones. An organization called The RACE Fund negotiated with his owner to sign him over to them. The RACE Fund has no sheltering facilities, so he entered The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. While volunteering at The TRF at The James River Correctional facility, I heard about Teddy. Teddy was rescued in 2010. He was under weight, had very bad rain rot and was suffering from a locking patella. After coming to The White Pig, we got Teddy on a healthy diet, gave him supplements, and he received regular chiropractic work and acupuncture. Teddy is now a healthy, happy horse with no lameness issues to speak of. Teddy is a puppy dog in a horse body and loves spending time with guests.