March 26, 2018 - Unfortunately last week’s Big News regarding FIREWATER FINALE turned tragic. After having him home for only 2 nights, we found him with a broken shoulder in his box stall on Saturday morning.
After a thorough exam by Dr Lockhart of Moore Equine, it was determined there was no hope to save him. An autopsy was done on the site, confirming that we had made the right call revealing a severely displaced fracture of the humerus and no obvious muscle bruising. We feel he must have just turned wrong in his stall – no other explainable reason.
We are saddened to have lost such an outstanding stallion and to have missed the opportunity to love him too.
Our condolences go to 4 Tress Farms whom we recently purchased FIREWATER FINALE from, and to Brett Borkowski and Amy Schimke who owned him since he was 2 years old until last fall. Amy rode him to his championships and would have had a personal connection to him that we will never know. Our hearts break for you.
Doug and Carol Schaffer