My take was perhaps a temperament issue.
Granted there is no good conformation shot,his neck is a liitle wonky and perhaps he has other flaws, but if he doesn't, with his breeding it's interesting that he's been gelded.
Reading between the lines he might be a horse with a complicated past or has not had the best training somewhere along the line? Who knows where his has been and what circumstances? Or he might just be a handful. Fingers crossed he lands in a good spot with the right owner to help him. Thanks for posting - maybe there is a COTH angel in the wings.
With only seven starts and barely ten thousand in earnings, I'm not surprised he's gelded. He might be Ghostzapper's full brother but he's clearly not Ghostzapper.
What's with the rope halter? And "intelligent and willing to learn" with "needs patience" could just mean "energy + smart = tricky to work with." I wonder if he was in training last year in the hopes (with that pedigree) that third season's the charm but just wasn't showing anything.
He was at a training center when the photos were taken, you can see a training track in the background. With that pedigree, someone could have felt it was worth a shot at getting him back to the races.
Last edited by ejm; Apr. 26, 2013 at 09:50 PM.