2022 Platinum Performance
Horse Welfare Award Recipients

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2022 Honorable Mention

Red Blue and True
Official Name: Red Blue and True
Birth Year: 2013 Gender: Gelding. Breed: Thoroughbred


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CANTER Michigan
Red Blue and True is a retired Thoroughbred racehorse. He is a true warhorse - he raced 87 times over seven seasons! Red Blue and True was donated to CANTER Michigan by his owner/trainer after sustaining a sesamoid fracture in a workout. She wanted him to have a safe place to land and good potential for a second career, even if it's just as a companion - he's certainly earned it! Red Blue and True received arthroscopic surgery to treat his fracture through CANTER Michigan's partnership with Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. During his treatment at MSU, the veterinarians discovered that he also has significant arthritic changes due to wear and tear from his long racing career. Combined with his original injury, these arthritic changes make him a horse who could benefit greatly from a variety of Platinum Performance supplements, particularly those for bone and joint health. Though Red Blue and True is a sweet gelding and a true professional after his lengthy time at the racetrack, he's also a highly conditioned athlete who could use a little help to stay calm and quiet and help him take his four months of rehab in stride so his fracture can heal successfully. Off-track Thoroughbreds have so much love to give - once he completes his rehab, we hope to place Red Blue and True in a light-riding or companion home with someone who will return his love and give him the retirement he deserves without any expectations for performance.

Relationship of Nominator to Nominee
I am the Secretary on the Board of Directors for CANTER Michigan. Red Blue and True was donated to CANTER Michigan by his owner and trainer, Megan Reust, and we took him in on July 11, 2022. I worked with Megan on the horse donation and intake process. -- Meghan Oliver