This big, beautiful boy Forrest came to CHR from a loving owner who needed to move out of state to support her family. Forrest is a retired racehorse who transitioned to pleasure riding in his more recent years. This gentle giant is thoughtful and steady on the ground and oh so friendly. Beyond his large stature, Forrest also flaunts one eye! For reasons unknown, his right eye was surgically removed in 2016. He seems well adjusted to his condition, charmingly tilting his head to watch you approach. During Forrest’s intake exam with the vet, Forrest showed substantial discomfort in a front foot. With some external scarring, the suspicion was that he had sustained a wire cut or similar injury in his past life. X-rays diagnosed Forrest with an unusual combination of Navicular Disease and chronic Laminitis in that foot. The Coffin bone, the hoof-shaped bone in his foot, had actually changed shape from years of concussive use and trauma post-injury. Unsure if we would be able to bring him back to soundness, our vet recommended a dose of injectable Osphos as well as therapeutic shoeing. Designed to treat bone pain and promote healing, the Osphos would benefit any minor arthritis Forrest was experiencing systemically as well as fight the isolated discomfort in his foot. We treated, applied new shoes, and waited patiently for treatment to do its magic. To our very pleasant surprise, after 4 weeks Forrest is now moving soundly and the vet has released him to our training team for his behavioral evaluation under saddle. Forrest may need an Osphos booster or a Coffin joint injection in the future to help him feel continue feeling his best. Regardless, he has responded extremely well to treatment, and we are optimistic that this flashy horse will soon be enjoying a life under saddle with a new wonderful family!