My rope horse Grey Ghost and I were competing in a jackpot roping when he tore the suspensory ligament in his left front leg. Since Grey is a head horse, he puts a lot of pressure on his left legs when you dally and turn the steer, and this time was just too much.
Although the injury was very subtle, I knew I was unable to use him anymore until he was healed. Some people just put their horses out to pasture for eight months or so, but I knew I wanted the best treatment for Grey so that I could feel confident on him again in any roping event.
Marty Gardner, DVM of Great Basin Equine in Gardnerville, NV encouraged stem cell therapy for Grey because he was such a nice horse and we both wanted a full recovery for him. It was an easy procedure. The time consuming part was the rehab process Grey had to go through, but that is what allowed him to heal completely.
Today he is solid and sound again and I couldn’t be happier. We actually had stem cells left over, which Vet-Stem has cryo-preserved for future use.
Grey, now seventeen years old, is still at the top of his game and I couldn’t be happier.
– Marcy Jordan & Grey Ghost