Vote for the Horse with the Most Heart on Google Docs

This may be about a working horse, and not a dog, but this story is remarkable, as to what a good animal can do for their handler.
Please vote for Roxy, aka “Make Me Cash Bad Chex” if you can find it in you.

The story from Roxy’s rider.

I like spreading awareness & hope through our story. Almost all insurance companies value Roxy at $0 with her history but to me she is priceless. Thank you for considering her for your voting. #VoteRoxy #HorseWithTheMostHeartJust Breathe and Run1 hr ·

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“I am thankful that this race, Just Breathe And Run, has given me the opportunity to nominate my horse Roxy for “Horse With The Most Heart”. From the very first moment I met Roxy I knew that she was special. She always tries so hard for me no matter what we are doing. Prior to the year 2015, Roxy and I ran mostly in the 3D with an occasional 2D spot. At that time in our career we had been a team for a few years and had only won one buckle and a bracelet—but I knew there was more in her.

May 30, 2015, everything happened so quickly. The next thing we knew; we were on a 2 ½ hour drive to Bend Equine Medical Center where we were told by staff Roxy needed exploratory surgery immediately or she was going to die. The price was an unknown and we had no medical insurance on Roxy. We had to make a big financial decision on doing the surgery which wasn’t a guarantee to save her life. The other option was euthanasia and put her out of her suffering. We chose to move forward with the exploratory surgery. The operation proved she had a twisted small intestine. The surgeon had to cut the dead bowel out and resect it. Small intestine surgery has the most complications post operatively compared to large intestine surgery. The recovery was long and required lots of post operative care. The incision site was so large that months later after her staples were removed from her belly I was still finding random staples in her stomach that I would pull out. Her medical bill was the most expensive bill we owned other than our house.

Roxy is more than a great recovery story after small intestine resection surgery. Once back to full health, she started clocking times we had never experienced before. One of our first runs back was on a full standard pattern and she hit a 17.5. Prior runs, our best was a 18.3. We hit more races and she was winning. We started going to bigger races because we were somehow doing the best we had ever done. In a little over a year Roxy won back every dime of the cost of her surgery.

These past four years have been amazing to say the least. Roxy and I went from a 3D winning team, to a mostly 1D winning team. We have won several 1D saddles, 10+ 1D buckles. We have ran at several races with American qualifier races and our times ran in those races would have qualified us for the American had that been my goals. I have been told multiple times that she is one of those one in a million horses and I will probably never own another one like her in my lifetime. I do believe this to be true. Roxy loves to run barrels. She runs the same pattern every time. She hates it when I ride other horses or pull out of the driveway with the trailer without her. One thing is for sure, there is no medical explanations why she has transformed into a winning 1D barrel horse. I feel blessed to be her jockey and ride this ride for as long as she so desires.

I have shared Roxy’s story on a Facebook page named “Roxy-life after colic surgery”. Her story has helped a few people make the hard decision of paying for the colic surgery rather than putting the horse down. One individual said that the only hope she had for her devistating situation is Roxy’s success story.

I have shared Roxy’s story on a Facebook page named “Roxy-life after colic surgery”. Her story has helped a few people make the hard decision of paying for the colic surgery rather than putting the horse down. One individual said that the only hope she had for her devistating situation is Roxy’s success story.

I am nominating Roxy for the horse with the most heart because she overcame the odds. Something in Roxy shifted and she became better after surgery with no medical explanations on how that could happen. She went on to win the cost of her surgery, plus much more. Her success story has helped other horse owners to persue surgery rather than euthanasia. She is also a very rare colic surgery success beings it was her small intestine that was resected. Her heart is so big, at 17 years young she is running that same flawless barrel run with my 10 year old daughter for her dream to qualify at the Jr World Championship in Las Vegas.

Her story is not over because in some ways it’s just beginning. When you meet Roxy, you learn through her life experiences to never give up because even the impossible seems possible.”

You can vote for Roxy to be the 2019 Just Breathe and Run Horse With The Most Heart on the link below!

https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLScTQZQUtAe0p6hbPX…/viewform

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