He is gorgeous! What a shame about the knee chip!
But its an easy fix...enabling here!
Well a chip can be a big deal in many cases depending on the location, length that it has been there and the ease of removing it. I have seen many horses who are absolutely done in terms of having any kind of future career because the joint is destroyed by a chip. These are young horses 3/4yrs so I would absolutely not take a horse with a chip unless I had a very good sport horse vet review the xrays. I will also warn that I have gotten xrays from vets at the track and the vets tell me the horse will be fine for future use but sport horse vets do not concur with their opinion. In many cases, the xrays taken at the track due not give enough views of the knee/ankle (etc..) to form a true opinion. You would be amazed at the amount of arthritis that can be caused from a chip that has been left in and the horse continues to race on it.
I sure hope somebody gets them but just want them to do the homework so that he isn't kicked back out on the market or sent off somewhere else if the chip isn't just "easy."
Spot on JLGee
Hey Judy while you are feeling better....what else catches your eye that is available? Any bay geldings anywhere?
If someone were going to do surgery anyway, could you have the DVM shorten his canon bones behind just a scoach? Thanks.
At that price? I would have him examined. If a (the correct) vet (or even take him to a big surgery) thought his chip was operable, I would go ahead and have that done and consider the cost well worth his purchase price.
He is very handsome!
Wonder why his registered name isn't listed? Assuming it isn't "Jeff'. I didn't check ;)
ya it bugs the heck outta me when I can't look up a TB pedigree.
I think his price is so low because the seller knows someone will have to geld him and deal with his stallion behavior for a little while.
I freakin love him.
He reminds me of Boomer when Boo was that age.
I def have a soft spot for a horse who sports Chubari spots.
(scroll down to the SECOND gray horse)
If I could see pedigree--I might be drooling ALL OVER the OP horse. ; )
Well I'm glad someone has found him lovely, at his price, with his needs. I was definitely thinking more along the lines of Ambitious Kate's thought process. Maybe someone will scoop him up! I think he is lovely but know nothing about what is livable/fixable with these OTTBs. I have one myself, with a long back, but is really nice when he is put together. Grey too :)
He should be free. He needs $2500+++ in vet work, 4-6 months off and still might not hold up as a sport horse.
But if you showed up there, looking normal, with a trailer, and said "I'll take him and get the surgery done, and turn him into something productive." then they would have him wrapped in five minutes for you and his papers in an envelope. Promise.
Wow, that is a lovely horse. I don't think he's too camped out behind--just short backed and leggy. My horse is built like that and tracks/overtracks quite nicely. I love his neck set/how short coupled he is.