Catalissa was our first stall rest rehab horse for the LOPE barn! A handsome Texas bred, Catalissa was an exciting horse to watch –- he loved to win and had a big following here, especially at Sam Houston racetrack. He was bred by Stonerside Stable and has the elegant movement and kind temperament we've come to associate with Stonerside horses.
Toward the end of his career, Catalissa was racing in Delaware. He fractured his sesamoid and could no longer race. His race trainer agreed to donate Catalissa to LOPE –- the only snag was the long distance between Delaware and Texas. But then Stonerside Stable heard of Catalissa's situation and immediately donated transport funds –- so that LOPE could bring Catalissa home to Texas (and our new barn).
Catalissa has been amazingly gentle to handle -- even after weeks and weeks of stall rest, he showed only patience and good manners. He is slowly and steadily healing –- if he continues at this rate, he will be available for adoption by the end of the year.
Thank you Stonerside Stable for sending Catalissa to LOPE!