Altano – Our Inspiration and Namesake
A racehorse with a unique story
From invalid to champion – that is the best way to describe his career. While his track record makes impressive reading, a successful racing career wasn’t always on the cards for Altano.
With a displacement of the soft palate and a cartilage-bone fragment in his fetlock joint, the gelding had no future in endurance sport. He was considered a hopeless case. The breeder gifted the thoroughbred to a vet who believed in the horse. Altano underwent surgery, treatment and went on to make a full recovery. The vet’s trust in the power of medicine and the strong character of the horse was rewarded many times over by Altano’s numerous successes in international races. Today, Altano is enjoying his retirement and is active as a riding horse.
The name Altano represents both the origins and the future of our group. It stands for the sound medical expertise with which we care for our patients and it also reflects our conviction that every animal deserves a chance to be treated and healed – because every animal is precious.