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.
As of 8:30 am, John Henry was very vocal in demanding his breakfast. His appetite is very good and his head is in his feedtub right now. He had a short walk outside of his stall yesterday, and his bloodtest from yesterday came back this morning showing that he is still doing well and will not need fluids today. He will have at least one chocolate-covered donut later this morning. He especially enjoyed a visit yesterday from his old friend and exercise rider from his racetrack days, Lewis Cenicola. He is expecting a number of other visitors today.
He receives guests at his stall during park hours, 9am to 5pm.
Thank you for your interest and concern!
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