The Famous Real MaCoy is a five year old American Quarter Horse stallion owned by Trinity Richardson. With impeccable breeding and textbook conformation, Trinity knew this horse was special when she bought him as a yearling. In his fourth year, Trinity shot for the stars as she sent him off for his futurity year of barrel racing. In December of 2014, he competed in prestigious races like the Barrel Futurities of America Juvenile Race and The Lance Graves Futurity. After only a few months, Trinity knew something was wrong and pulled him out. Even though he was successful in his races, Trinity knew the right thing to do was to have him checked out by the vet. When he was initially taken to the vet in April of 2015, MaCoy had a bad sinus infection and acute lameness in the left front. He was given a few off months to rest. In September, he was still “off” and taken back to the vet. After lots of diagnostic testing, Trinity and her vet decided the best way to get a clear picture of what was really going on was a MRI. They had no idea the results would come back the way they did.
MaCoy’s MRI showed multiple tears up and down his left front leg. He had a tear in his left suspensory ligament. A tear in his left sesamoid ligament. Both navicular bones had floating bone chips and both deep digital flexor tendons were flaring. His left coffin joint had damage to the joint and the cartilage.
Trinity after hearing some of the success stories started him on Precision Joint Solution in October as soon as she received the MRI results. The vet recommended stem cell therapy and six months of stall rest. MaCoy had his first round of Stem Cell Therapy on December 4th, 2015. When he went in for his second round in the beginning of January, the vet thought he looked worse and he now recommended eight months off. On February third, MaCoy had his third round. When he went for his four week checkup in the beginning of March, the vet ultrasounded his tears to look for any changes. He was speechless when finding the the tear in the suspensory ligament was 95% healed. Along the sesamoidal ligament, all the other tears were completely healed!
Staying on Precision, MaCoy spent the next few weeks going swimming as a rehab protocol. Since then, he has been back to the vet where he is trotting off completely sound after flexion tests. He is currently back under saddle and feeling great! If MaCoy continues to improve at this rate, Trinity is hoping to have him back running barrels by June. Stay tuned for MaCoy’s story part two where we discuss how Precision’s ingredients helped speed up the healing process of the tears, reduced the inflammation and helped his overall comfort.