Trooper came to Rainbow Meadows in the summer of 2006 and was diagnosed with EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis). After treatment for the EPM, Trooper recovered sufficiently to be integrated into the herd, on open pasture and able to roam free on 240 acres of rolling hillside. He became the alpha gelding, despite his disability, and was a proud leader of 15 horses. His end came quickly with a severe relapse of his EPM symptoms. We will miss him deeply but are comforted to know that he no longer experiences any discomfort or confusion.