Mr. Greeley euthanized after battle with laminitis

April 23, 2015


Gainesway’s Mr. Greeley was euthanized Nov 30, 2010, after a brief battle with laminitis. He was 18.

The 16-1 hand chestnut stallion, born in 1992, had a star, front sock (right front) and hind stocking (left hind).

In 2010, his final year at stud at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., Mr. Greeley covered 128 mares.

He was the son of Gone West out of Long Legend (by Reviewer).

He retired at the end of his 3-year-old campaign with a record of five wins in 16 starts for $474,452 in earnings.

At the time of his death, Mr. Greeley had sired 53 stakes winners globally.

He was buried at Gainesway Farm.

Latest posts

How Laminil helped my laminitic horses

Laminil cream has allowed my horses’ feet to heal in the most extreme of weather conditions, both hot and cold.

Check hay, feed for high iron levels when treating laminitis in horses

Your horse’s diet may be full of excess iron, which studies have linked to insulin resistance.

Is laminitis linked to rising temperatures?

Researchers from The Netherlands have published a study tying human diabetes to increased outdoor temperatures.

Filtering water stops laminitis in horses; water tests indicated iron level was safe

Both geldings have seen huge improvement in their feet, even though they are eating grass around the clock.

Iron overload likely caused my horses’ laminitis

In “Clue” like fashion, I’m declaring the cause of my six horses’ laminitis over the last 18 years as an excess intake of iron from weeds, trace mineral blocks and well water, leading to insulin resistance and the insulin form of laminitis.

Feed more hay to laminitic horse, equine nutritionist says

We’ve created the insulin resistant horse by doing all the wrong things in the name of helping, according to Juliet Getty, Ph.D.

Vet examines why some laminitic feet return to soundness

Some horses recovering from laminitis and coffin bone rotation become sound even though the hoof wall no longer is parallel to the bone. Dr. Debra Taylor, DVM, looks at possible explanations for this occurrence in a video posted on