Grab a tissue, folks, because the story of Thunder, a beloved therapeutic riding horse who underwent colic surgery at the age of 27, just might jerk a tear or two from your eye.
“We’re not going to give up on him. He’s given so much here, we’re going to give back to him.”
Thunder is a therapeutic riding horse at Sebastian Riding Associates, having connected with and carefully carried students in southeastern Pennsylvania for over two decades. He has touched the lives of countless students and their families and is the undoubted cornerstone of the Sebastian program.
But his journey nearly came to an end three years ago when dreaded colic struck, requiring surgery. With such a special horse at stake, the staff at Sebastian Riding Associates were willing to do whatever it took to save Thunder. Thanks to SmartPak’s ColiCare program, the non-profit didn’t have to do it alone.
Interested in ColiCare? ColiCare is a free, veterinarian-directed wellness program that can provide up to $7,500 in colic surgery reimbursement. Click here for more information about which SmartPak supplements come with ColiCare and how you can get enrolled today!
For Thunder, ColiCare certainly changed his life. While no horse owner ever wants to go through colic with their horse, wouldn’t it be nice to be ready?
Go Thunder, go SmartPak, and go riding!