River is the most injury/accident/problem prone horse on the face of the planet. In about 7 months, he has had:
Swollen legs needing antibiotics
Hives from bug bites
Some sort of injury to his forehead causing extra bone to develop
Heel cracks needing $200 shoes
So basically, we're averaging a little more than one new health issue per month. Pretty impressive, huh?
Now my question is: HOW did this horse hold up to about 10 years on the track and 90 races? HOW?! He's barely survived just hanging out in a field, eating and being a horse! You'd think the stress of racing and training would bring out any problems, but nooooo, not Princess River.