Charlie "Aged" "Internationally shown Grand Prix show jumper" on auction broker lot
Saw this on facebook: Camelot Horse Weekly
Don't know if anyone knows him, or if the background story is even true, but it's worth posting.
Camelot Horse Weekly
#471 - "Charlie" HUGE imported chestnut Oldenberg geld. 17+ hh, big bodied. Ran thru last week & bought direct by dealer "on spec" for a client who wanted a big horse. Charlie was too big so run back thru this week. A bit thin for his size, could use some groceries. Charlie is an Aged Schoolmaster type. In his day he was an internationally shown Grand Prix show jumper. He's got a big knee and some "jewelry", but he's sound under saddle. has a LOVELY rocking canter. Very friendly and sweet in the pen. Rode W-T-C and jumps. A nice hubby horse type, will pack you around safely I think. . . $500.00
dcm... report down the hall for your paddling.
No one tell Mr. Justice.
I clicked through the link, saw the knee, and just felt sick. The horse is, according to several people that know him, sound and an expensive horse to keep. He is NOT an ex-grand prix horse (I don't think). I don't even know that he is an Oldenburg. Apparently he's not even that old. As in, 13ish. I called to make sure he'd been homed and the woman said she'd had tons of calls but it takes someone to buck up and pay for the horse or they stay in the kill pen. So, I pulled over and paid. He reminds me of Black Beauty in my favorite color.
He's going to a quarantine farm for a month to be powerpacked, get shots, and generally be deloused before coming home.
One thing I will say about this horse is that everyone who has known him has strong positive feelings about him and is trying to get more information for me. I am hoping he will work out for a friend of mine who rode 4-H as a kid and wants to get back into horses on a low-key basis. Errrr... Happy Birthday friend! I found you a horse with a knee the size of a basketball! So, now I am shopping for oversize bridles.