Dill (formerly owned by Wasabi Ventures Stables as Vineyard Harbour) is eight months post op for a total wound revision. Crazy to think it’s been almost a year! He is also a proud new resident of Hanover, Pennsylvania, home of Utz Chips! 

As of April, he was able to be let out to the pasture full time from a very annoyingly long stall/in-hand exercise rest time. But much needed!

Now Dill is sound to do whatever his heart desires, with full vet clearance to hit the rodeos!

We came up with a great way to protect his surgical site scar while he is out in the field playing with his friends. While he is working under saddle, we just wear a sport and bell boot. 

Dill is one big puppy dog, so loving and patient with all of these ongoings. He is truly one amazingly strong fighting boy. I’m so thankful that I got so lucky to have such a good one. Here’s to all the comeback kids and the underdogs.

Submitted by Dill’s best friend, Samyi Bierman. To read previous updates on Dill, please click here.

He was a member of the Wasabi Ventures family as Vineyard Harbour. However, since his retirement he’s been known as Kind Of A Big Dill, but if you listen at rodeos, you will hear Dill Pickle.  

Yes, I barn named him after my love of all things pickle. He is absolutely my favorite Pickle though. 

Dill has seen more of his stall since November than anything! We were training this past fall for winter rodeos to keep him in work all year. In November, I went out to get him to saddle up for a ride, when I noticed he had re-injured his right hind leg. This is the same leg he injured three years ago having not even being home with me for 24 hours. He sure does find the perfect timing to live the luxury “retired” life inside the barn and out of the cold. 

Sad to say I had to cancel our Thanksgiving rodeo entry and instead schedule surgery. He underwent a total wound revision, which has healed beautifully!! 

He is still hanging out in the stall for a while to protect his fresh scar from his clumsy personality, but he is back under saddle to get back to easy light work and stretching. 

Stay tuned for season two of the comeback kid (AKA Dill Pickle) at a rodeo near you this summer. 

Submitted by Dill’s best friend and owner, Samyi Davis.

To read another retired WVS horse update, check out the latest on Ria.