PDA

View Full Version : CANTER Horses



kchfuller
Feb. 28, 2012, 05:59 PM
I have notices a lot of ottb's from Canter around here. I thought it would be cool to show pics of your CANTER horse and tell us all a little about them!

I'll start...

Henry (House of Fortuny)
2006 Gelding
Coming along nicely as a Hunter
16.2 Hands
(Thanks the Kat and Andy for most or all of the pics!)

I adopted him in July 2011 (nice and race fit)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/July2011.jpg

September 2011
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/Sep20115.jpg

October 2011
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/Oct2011.jpg

December 2011
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/Dec201112.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/Dec20114.jpg

February 2012
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/2-21-12.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/2-21-1212.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/2-21-128.jpg

Just love this horse!!!
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f362/norcaligirl83/2-21-1217.jpg

kchfuller
Feb. 28, 2012, 06:56 PM
Anyone?!?!? I see lots of you are looking :D

MiMoment
Feb. 28, 2012, 07:04 PM
Your guy is dashing...
I have a canter mare we have had almost a year.....I am out of town (on a tablet), but will try and post some pictures later....
Our mare came with some soft pallet issues and has had it pretty easy while we were resolving those....Looks she is cleared for regular work, so hope to gain lots of ground...
Loved your blog.

Jeanne

Rebels_Princess
Feb. 28, 2012, 07:54 PM
I'll share. This is my CANTER baby. She'll be 4 in March. Here she is the day I brought her home from her trainers as a 2 yr old. Doing her favorite thing. Eating.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Rebels_Princess/mms_picture2.jpg

Here she is for her first ride at home. Still only 2.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Rebels_Princess/FirstRide07-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Rebels_Princess/FirstRide02-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Rebels_Princess/FirstRide01-1.jpg

This is here as an early 3 yr old. Mid growth spurt after her first trail ride.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Rebels_Princess/outofpasture01.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/Rebels_Princess/outofpasture04.jpg

Then I have a big stretch of no pictures...thanks to wedding planning...getting married and currently house remodeling and moving. But she's still growing and here she is just this past week doing her first cross rail.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=3397311769877

And she's currently butt high...again.

stolen virtue
Feb. 28, 2012, 09:31 PM
I have Super Carson and I am pretty computer challenged to post pictures and my daughter is doing homework and Mr. Stolen and my son are at hockey practice, so my usual suspects for picture assistance are "otherwise engaged". I think Carson's Canter video is still available and he has been with his baby trainer since June 2011 and is doing very well.

He is learning to use his hind end and doing some jumping. He gets regular chiropractic work since the hind end work causes him some discomfort at times. I am riding him Sat & Sundays and all is going well.

Pictures to come.

2LeftHooves
Feb. 28, 2012, 09:42 PM
I had Sammy (Reinvigorate)

The day I met him
http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2888662210048338992EXwlhd

First day home and his prettiest photo ever. I swear if not undersaddle he got awkward the second my camera came out.
http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2803819020048338992XyyMGM

Our first show 6 months later
http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2591938170048338992XzdUCe

Our second show
http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2155488820048338992vMrfJS

His personality shining thru
http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2660257090048338992GQoeZz

I sold him a few years ago but I wish I hadn't. I'll be lucky if I ever get my hands on horse that talented again.

Erin Pittman
Feb. 28, 2012, 10:24 PM
Add your CANTER horses (or LOPE or MAHR, whatever) to the Bloodline Brag on the Retired Racehorse Training Project page - we're trying to track the post-racing careers and qualities of OTTBs: http://www.retiredracehorsetraining.org/index.php?option=com_sobipro&sid=63&Itemid=163

maneevent
Feb. 28, 2012, 11:50 PM
I was browsing CANTER PA back in September and saw a little guy that I just couldn't live without...an adorable 16 hand, 2yo gelding named Java Cat. He only had one start under his belt and he was put together pretty well, so I figured I'd take the plunge. Three weeks later, he made it home to Alabama. We changed his barn name from Junior to Fendi.

Here are a few shots from the day he arrived. I was in Vermont the day he got here, so my friends took these for me...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794368661876&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794368587026&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794193637626&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794193063776&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

Cute, huh?

So...He arrived on Saturday, I got home late Sunday night and went to the barn to meet him and feed him some cookies. I played with him Monday...here are a few shots from that day (hopefully these links are public...they're on my friend's FB page)...

Showing off his big trot...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100371898499291&set=a.10100371890909501.2639191.7020254&type=3&theater

Stretching it out...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100371897151991&set=a.10100371890909501.2639191.7020254&type=3&theater

And generally being adorable.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100371900021241&set=a.10100371890909501.2639191.7020254&type=3&theater

So, I work out of state, and I left on Tuesday. That Friday (yep, 6 days after he arrived), I received a call from the barn owner/trainer saying that she went to bring the horses in and she found him standing outside with his head held sideways and blood pouring out of his mouth. Turns out that she decided to turn him out with a new boarder's gelding, who has back shoes and is aggressive. Fendi had been kicked in the face and his right mandible was shattered. He spent a month at the vet. They had to put a plate in because an inch of his mandible was GONE. Then, of course, he got a central line infection in his jugular and he was miserable from that. He lost a ton of weight and looked totally miserable. I'll spare you the pics of that whole incident.

Needless to say, I was devastated. We got him home and the he started feeling a little better...but he was terribly bored on stall rest and still awfully skinny :(

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=845418083426&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

To top it off, the BO "didn't always have time to handwalk him" among other things, so I ended up moving him to a new facility. The staff there spoil him ROTTEN and take excellent care of him. He is now getting to go out on a dry lot, so he's feeling a lot better about life...

Being a goober...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=918277557456&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=927671781356&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

and being handsome.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=923894660736&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=874796488866&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

We just got him x-rayed again, and we can start working him in April! April is also when he can have regular feed, grass, hay, and COOKIES. Of course, he still has (and will always have) a big ugly right jaw :( But at least it wasn't worse (I keep repeating that to myself so that I don't go postal over what happened to the poor little fellow)!

Lumpy side...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=927691651536&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

The new BO refers to it as "masculine". We'll go with that for now :)

kchfuller
Feb. 29, 2012, 12:30 AM
Love all the pics and stories!!!

Maneevent that is a crazy story! I am glad that Fendi is doing well- he is SUPER cute!

Neigh-Neigh
Feb. 29, 2012, 02:44 AM
Just to let you know, I'm officially in love with your horse. WOW did you get a looker! Its so obvious that you are mad about him. I'm happy he's doing well with such a loving mama!!!!





I was browsing CANTER PA back in September and saw a little guy that I just couldn't live without...an adorable 16 hand, 2yo gelding named Java Cat. He only had one start under his belt and he was put together pretty well, so I figured I'd take the plunge. Three weeks later, he made it home to Alabama. We changed his barn name from Junior to Fendi.

Here are a few shots from the day he arrived. I was in Vermont the day he got here, so my friends took these for me...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794368661876&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794368587026&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794193637626&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=794193063776&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

Cute, huh?

So...He arrived on Saturday, I got home late Sunday night and went to the barn to meet him and feed him some cookies. I played with him Monday...here are a few shots from that day (hopefully these links are public...they're on my friend's FB page)...

Showing off his big trot...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100371898499291&set=a.10100371890909501.2639191.7020254&type=3&theater

Stretching it out...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100371897151991&set=a.10100371890909501.2639191.7020254&type=3&theater

And generally being adorable.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100371900021241&set=a.10100371890909501.2639191.7020254&type=3&theater

So, I work out of state, and I left on Tuesday. That Friday (yep, 6 days after he arrived), I received a call from the barn owner/trainer saying that she went to bring the horses in and she found him standing outside with his head held sideways and blood pouring out of his mouth. Turns out that she decided to turn him out with a new boarder's gelding, who has back shoes and is aggressive. Fendi had been kicked in the face and his right mandible was shattered. He spent a month at the vet. They had to put a plate in because an inch of his mandible was GONE. Then, of course, he got a central line infection in his jugular and he was miserable from that. He lost a ton of weight and looked totally miserable. I'll spare you the pics of that whole incident.

Needless to say, I was devastated. We got him home and the he started feeling a little better...but he was terribly bored on stall rest and still awfully skinny :(

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=845418083426&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

To top it off, the BO "didn't always have time to handwalk him" among other things, so I ended up moving him to a new facility. The staff there spoil him ROTTEN and take excellent care of him. He is now getting to go out on a dry lot, so he's feeling a lot better about life...

Being a goober...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=918277557456&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=927671781356&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

and being handsome.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=923894660736&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=874796488866&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

We just got him x-rayed again, and we can start working him in April! April is also when he can have regular feed, grass, hay, and COOKIES. Of course, he still has (and will always have) a big ugly right jaw :( But at least it wasn't worse (I keep repeating that to myself so that I don't go postal over what happened to the poor little fellow)!

Lumpy side...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=927691651536&set=a.523090949586.2071404.20514469&type=3&theater

The new BO refers to it as "masculine". We'll go with that for now :)

northerhunter
Feb. 29, 2012, 09:21 AM
This is the mare I showed last summer. She belongs to my coach. We actually have 3 CANTER horses in my barn. She was never registered since she only ran at a track once before they realized she wasn't a race horse. Her name was X F Rockaway. She came away from her last horse show in September, she came home with a 2nd and 3rd over fences, and a 2nd in the hack.

Here she is when we first got her in late March, and her first time jumping a little baby course.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/hjrebel4life/Rocka.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/hjrebel4life/rocka3.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/hjrebel4life/rocka1.jpg

And showing in the Modified Hunters in August.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y93/hjrebel4life/IMG_1958crop.jpg

maneevent
Feb. 29, 2012, 10:38 AM
Just to let you know, I'm officially in love with your horse. WOW did you get a looker!

Thanks!! The bad part is that he knows how cute he is... :)

Catherine Cullen
Feb. 29, 2012, 12:23 PM
Here's a picture of mine in November, sporting a classy orange clip job courtesy of me.

https://plus.google.com/photos/109779497328925251809/albums/5714608494650189889

Ace
Feb. 29, 2012, 07:52 PM
OP - your horse is adorable! And he's filled out so nicely!

maneevent
Feb. 29, 2012, 08:30 PM
Here's a picture of mine in November, sporting a classy orange clip job courtesy of me.

What a cutie :)

fourmares
Mar. 1, 2012, 12:59 AM
I got my CANTER mare 2 years ago as a coming four year old. She'd gotten a bow training for her second race, so the first 6 months were spent rehabbing. (which invovled me hitting the ground rather more than I like to... though I've gotten hurt worse not falling off than I have falling off.) I love her, but she is a little hot, pushy, explosive and athletic, so I find myself feeling jelous of everyone who comes on and posts about how their OTTB is the easiest horse they've ever ridden... She started OF a little bit last year. We took a break from jumping when it got cold in the fall (did I mention that she's hot, explosive and athletic?) And now I think we're ready to really start jumping. I'm hoping to show her this summer. Her registered name is Perfectly Blended. Her barn name is Smoothie... I have no photographer... :( This is from two years ago. http://m53.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/fourmares/Smoothie04252010146.jpg.html?pbauth=1_uLEBonVPfaLd h1h3YMYz2RGBIpFADfNyUS2MHOJ2wlSGUMJortr84rQ96Jb%2B yavNmeyNcF%2FAc7QKS5az%2FpHBheV4QbSHPtvRJ9RzfN0mOk 6ztDJTvsB%2Fxy82X8unbSAAU5WTwwl%2FY%2FNC7QETwYb3iB BK8ail2c4rBBIhCsGD5yo%3D

EquineLVR
Mar. 1, 2012, 01:09 PM
Here are all of mine..

http://www.pedigreequery.com/saratoga+lake - he is now enjoying life in pasture with a 12 year old girl..

Here is before:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b6dd34b3127ccecdcb837b2fd200000010O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

here is after:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8db26b3127ccec45a61cbab4d00000050O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Next one: She had a broken hip so is now a broodie and is approved Oldenburg and was high scoring mare that day. I hope to have a foal myself from her at some point..

http://www.pedigreequery.com/dancing+synatra

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8db26b3127ccec45bdb290a8e00000060O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Next two: came together - the filly was sold for Polo is doing very well. I still have Kris - he is currently a pasture puff.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/calling+kris - I only have his CANTER pic - just never got around to taking new ones - but he has put on another 200libs and has grown to almost 17 hands. He also has the most beautiful dapples..

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd20b3127cceffd6242e7fea00000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://www.pedigreequery.com/moorestown+lady

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd20b3127cceffd75fa91f8400000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


Here is my heartbreaker - loved this horse - I had to euthanize him on 4/26/11 due to a hole in his diaphragm - we did everything to try and save him.. still breaks my heart. He was the most lovely mover and jumper I could have ever asked for with the kindest heart..

http://www.pedigreequery.com/matchrun


http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd20b3127cceffd666f57f1000000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/



Next one: Sold this filly to some folks here in CO that wanted her bloodlines for their race prospects.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/bigrbritches

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1df30b3127ccefc4309f6b45f00000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


AND FINALLY my beloved boy who I am currently riding and his quite the jumper however is hot and foward and pushy - but I love him anyway. He is going to be a blast in the jumper ring.. The pic was last summer and he has put on more weight, filled out and grown again - he is now 16.3.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/gramps+legacy

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd20b3127cceffd6c94fbe5500000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Beam Me Up
Mar. 1, 2012, 01:37 PM
I have Oakridge Star from CANTER PA
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151012846510105.767384.760135104&type=1&l=d35b3cbb4d

kchfuller
Mar. 1, 2012, 01:48 PM
Thanks Ace!!! Yes he put on weight nicely :)

Keep the pics and stories coming!

Equinelvr how awesome that you are able to love on and re-home so many horses! I love it- one day I hope to do that too!

Ace
Mar. 1, 2012, 07:41 PM
Here are all of mine..

http://www.pedigreequery.com/saratoga+lake - he is now enjoying life in pasture with a 12 year old girl..

Here is before:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b6dd34b3127ccecdcb837b2fd200000010O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

here is after:
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8db26b3127ccec45a61cbab4d00000050O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Next one: She had a broken hip so is now a broodie and is approved Oldenburg and was high scoring mare that day. I hope to have a foal myself from her at some point..

http://www.pedigreequery.com/dancing+synatra

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b8db26b3127ccec45bdb290a8e00000060O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Next two: came together - the filly was sold for Polo is doing very well. I still have Kris - he is currently a pasture puff.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/calling+kris - I only have his CANTER pic - just never got around to taking new ones - but he has put on another 200libs and has grown to almost 17 hands. He also has the most beautiful dapples..

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd20b3127cceffd6242e7fea00000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

http://www.pedigreequery.com/moorestown+lady

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd20b3127cceffd75fa91f8400000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


Here is my heartbreaker - loved this horse - I had to euthanize him on 4/26/11 due to a hole in his diaphragm - we did everything to try and save him.. still breaks my heart. He was the most lovely mover and jumper I could have ever asked for with the kindest heart..

http://www.pedigreequery.com/matchrun


http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd20b3127cceffd666f57f1000000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/



Next one: Sold this filly to some folks here in CO that wanted her bloodlines for their race prospects.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/bigrbritches

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a1df30b3127ccefc4309f6b45f00000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/


AND FINALLY my beloved boy who I am currently riding and his quite the jumper however is hot and foward and pushy - but I love him anyway. He is going to be a blast in the jumper ring.. The pic was last summer and he has put on more weight, filled out and grown again - he is now 16.3.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/gramps+legacy

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2dd20b3127cceffd6c94fbe5500000030O08EZsXLRwzag9 vPho/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/

Beautiful horses, the lot of them!

EquineLVR
Mar. 1, 2012, 07:51 PM
Thanks Ace.. they have all brought something to my life..

There is nothing like an OTTB...