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  1. #1
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    Default CANTER Cutie "Al" is home ONE YEAR UPDATE PAGE 2

    I know someone else here was looking at him with over 987 hits to his listing! I picked him up yesterday at the track and he's settling in nicely. He'll need a month of stall rest, and at least another month or two of turnout--vet's orders. He has a lovely view of the farm action from his stall: donkeys, pony clubbers, chickens and the ring. His future vocation will hopefully be as a fine first flight fox hunter but his movement is really screaming dressage.

    He's a very sweet, well-mannered boy. I can't say enough good things about his owners/trainers and the whole buying experience. I got to meet his regular vet, no pressure, very caring people.

    Feel free to critique him as I now own him:
    http://canterusa.org/index.php?optio...ainer-listings

    Video of his last turf race. He had one more race on the dirt after that which is where they think he damaged the tendon. It's really not bad at all. Al Amir:

    http://replays.robertsstream.com/rac...1107041728PEN2
    Last edited by gypsymare; Oct. 2, 2012 at 02:52 PM.



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    Oh he's gorgeous! He looks very well muscled already and heavier than most OTTB that I've seen. Mmh, black too.

    What a catch, enjoy him!



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    He's 6 so he's a lot more mature than some of the other listings, was gelded late at 3, so he has a bit of a stallion look left, and all of his barn mates were well fed and rounded! He's got a lot of substance... and size 3 feet!



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    He is utterly stunning. Congratulations! Please keep us updated on him. He looks like he's a total keeper!
    "It is not necessary for you to let everyone know everything about you. In fact, it is probably wise that you don't. There are some things that you need only discuss with God."



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    Congrats!! I bought my CANTER OTTB from Marcia Wolfe as well and I agree, she's wonderful. Best of luck to you and your new addition!
    "To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection."



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    Congratulations, he's lovely!
    "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

    My CANTER blog.



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    What a lovely looking horse.



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    Gorgeous! Enjoy him!



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    Very handsome boy, you must be thrilled!!



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    He was very game in the turf race...lugged out and still came back to put a head in front and just got beat at the end. Nice horse!

    Very excited for you good luck and post pics when you can...



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    exciting! I saw how quick he went! We're going to look at a Canter boy tonight as well! *fingers crossed*



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    Yes, he did go fast! I was very interested in Corri's Contender a few weeks back and her listing changed to sold WHILE I was looking at the photos. Good horses go FAST! So I called as soon as I could and made a next day appointment to see him. Marcia had a list of folks to call back pending my decision. Pretty horses don't sit for long.



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    Oh I was drooling over him!!! Congratulations! Corri's Contender was also one I was drooling over. Thank god I can only afford one horse right now or I would be in trouble. Canter has so many nice horses posted right now!
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
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    Congratulations, he is lovely! We also own a former Marcia Wolfe Canter horse and she is a fabulous broodie.



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    He's gorgeous! I look at him and think dressage, too - but likely able to do whatever you want.

    Care to share his breeding?
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by katarine
    If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed



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    http://www.pedigreequery.com/al+amir3

    Storm Cat grandson

    Aljabr X Watch the Storm by Brocco

    Oddly enough the Storm Cat is on his sire's side even though his dam sports the name.



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    Eventers would love the Kris S - which is also a hint he will probably be pretty suited for your fox hunting, too.

    Have fun with the handsome guy!
    My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by katarine
    If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed



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    I found some cool racing photos of him on Shutterstock and bought them. Here they are on photobucket:

    http://s31.photobucket.com/albums/c3...20Amir%20COTH/

    I'm so giddy, I feel like I just got engaged! Is it 5 o clock yet? I need to see that face again!



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    He is beautiful, best of luck with him.



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