Barbaro is now connected to the internet
An email address has now been established for Barbaro and Michael Matz. To me, this is great. We all express our sympathies, condolences and support in a variety of ways, email being one of them. If you would like to send Michael Matz and or Barbaro an email, click here. This will lead you to the USEF site that contains the email address. For those of you who do not want to go through all that, type the following address into your email message: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is now also a fan website for Barbaro, entitled: Get Well Barbaro. This is a place to leave get well wishes for him and view some of his pictures. You can also sign the guestbook. FYI - this is not an official Barbaro site. The webmaster is simply a fan of Barbaro's.
A very generous, anonymous donor has established the Barbaro Fund. This is not a fund for Barbaro. Instead it is a fund for the George D. Widener Large Animal Hospital. Again, the money that is donated to this fund will not be used for the direct care of Barbaro.
Also, for any of you concerned that the sole interest in saving Barbaro was for his possible use as a stud (in other words, simply because he could make the owners money) please read the latest article at bloodhorse.com - click here. In it Gretchen Jackson, one of Barbaro's owners (the other being her husband) states: "He is a beautifully conformed horse and he is striking and sensible and has always done the right thing at the right time. My hope for him is that he lives a painless life. It must be a pain-free life."