It is bittersweet that I report Bohemian has officially been rehomed. He is with an upper level eventing rider and trainer in the greater San Francisco area. Happily his new human seems very excited about him, and I'm so grateful that he's with someone on the west coast so I can keep tabs on him as he hopefully goes on to have a successful career.
I am blessed that the rehoming process was completely managed by the adoption organization I got him through. They don't advertise horses or adopt out to the public like many OTTB organizations. Instead they have a network of top-level trainers, and you have to know someone in that network to be able to adopt one of the horses. Because of the network, there's a built-in safety net for horses like Bohemian who don't work out for their original adopter. And they certainly did a better job than I could have done rehoming or selling him on my own.
On his way to his new human, he first went to Galway Downs to be tried out by a different upper level rider and trainer (that didn't work out). While there, the facility hosted a Thoroughbred show and the adoption organization's leader took Hemie into a showmanship class and won first place!
Bohemian may not be mine anymore, but he'll always be mine in my heart. I plan on keeping tabs on him, and providing an additional layer of safety should he ever need a home in the future. I'm excited for his new opportunity with a better rider, and sincerely wish them both the best for their new partnership!
Good luck Hemie! I love you!