I am not in NEED of an OTTB but am looking for a good situation to play with while my mare heals (6 months+) and then for resale (unless I fall in love )
I was hoping for some feedback!
16 hand 5 year old gelding, raced 3 times I believe, complete failure. Sat in a field without a job then bought about a month ago by a cutting trainer (who has experience with eventers)but she needs surgery and offered him to me cheap cheap cheap (i.e., cheaper than most CANTER horses).
He has TWO weeks of post-track training under his belt and last week was a ref horse for a polo game (so, clearly a good brain!).
To ride he was super sweet and willing, stays exactly the speed I put him at, all the basics are easy (trailer, washing, clipping, etc.). Obviously needs to relax in his back at the trot and balance, yadda yadda, but reminder: two weeks of post-track training.
I usually nix these, especially for short term resale. Not here. He is far enough along you can put some polish on him in a hurry and see what he wants to do. He is attractive and seems a nice mover so there are several directions you could take with him.
That color won't hurt your resale plans either but I would suggest putting a stick on him if you are going to advertise him at 16h.
He is moving level and square here, some of them have so much going on a PPE would be a waste of time and money. But this one looks to be worth a good look in a PPE because he looks like a good, basically sound horse with a bright future.
When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.