John Henry's fans across the country have requested updates on the beloved champion's health.
He is being closely monitored by his veterinarian, and has been treated for dehydration several times this summer, due in large part to the excessive heat and his age.
He is afterall, a very, very old horse who has far exceeded his life expectancy, so we treasure each day a gift.
9:15am: The weather has FINALLY started cooling off, so John Henry was out in his paddock this morning grazing and enjoying the cooler temperatures. He wanted to go for a walk before all of the staff and volunteers arrived, so he couldn't go at that time. However, he will go out later today, if he wants to. He is eating and drinking well, and fussing and carrying-on for treats. He is expecting quite a few fans this weekend who have announced that they will be coming to see him.
He receives guests at his stall during park hours, 9am to 5pm.
Thank you for your interest and concern!
To read a recent article on John's health, go to www.kentucky.com and search for John Henry Sparkles.
Another nice article can be found at www.bloodhorse.com. Search for Spending Time With The Old Man.