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Countdown to Cusack's departure

June 2, 2011

by Neil Clarkson

Everything is on schedule for Kiwi thoroughbred Cusack to begin his trip from Washington state to Kansas on Friday.

Cusack on arrival at the Back Forte earlier this month.
Cusack has been enjoying life at the Back Forte Equestrian Centre in Enumclaw, waiting for the ride that will take him to Deb Johnson and what she hopes will be a new career as a competitive trail-riding horse.

The racehorse was saved from kill pens thanks to the support of Horsetalk readers, who raised enough money to buy him and meet his costs in getting him to Kansas.

The fund will ensure Cusack has the best possible start in his new life.

Deb confirmed that Paul Lynch, of 4Rail Horse Transport, is on track to pick up Cusack on Friday.

A vet will visit Cusack on Thursday afternoon to complete his final health papers necessary for interstate transport.

"Cusack is in shoes for the trip, and seems a lot more comfortable," Deb says.

If all goes to plan, Cusack should arrive at Deb's home early on Monday.

"That's perfect," she says.

"We will have all day to show him fence line, let him get aquainted with Bit and Eclipse and see where waterers are, shelter, good places to hang out, and then maybe have some time to just rest.

"We will be in the low 90s, and good weather. Better than storms, and tornadoes!"



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