This week we were thrilled to open our stable doors to visitors once again. We've…
We’re delighted to introduce you to our newest resident, Scarborough Flyer, aka the incredibly adorable Scabby.
Scabby comes to us after an interesting career as a training horse at the University of Nottingham Vet School where he worked for 7 years and 6 months.
Scabby stands at 15.2hh and started out as a racehorse. However he didn’t excel in this field and was therefore retired to the British Racing School (BRS) where he went onto teach many young jockey’s their trade.
Scabby has a heart condition and although it has never troubled him, performance was never his forte. After some time at the BRS, Scabby started to suffer from lameness and was then retired from the BRS to Nottingham Vet School where he became a fantastic teaching horse.
In his role at Nottingham Vet School, Scabby taught countless veterinary students how to handle horses and, given his heart condition, he was a fantastic example of heart murmurs in horses. His contribution to teaching was immense, teaching everyone from school children in outreach activities to specialist veterinary surgeons.
At age 19, Scabby now retires to us as his hindlimb lameness now makes him less useful for teaching basic horse handling as he understandably dislikes having his legs lifted multiple times in a session.
We’re so excited to have him join us and our happy herd and we cannot wait to get to know him more as he settles into retirement. You can read Scabby’s full profile here.