In California alone, 186 horses died in racing related accidents in 2012. In the US, 24 Thoroughbreds die every single week on the race track. Had Richie not been rescued after fracturing his fetlock (ankle) he would have been one of these sad statistics. Richie is a 17 year old Thoroughbred and although his injuries will prevent him from ever racing or being ridden again, he still has many years of quality life left. He is a sweet and gentle horse who loves to be loved!