Three weeks ago I got a horse straight off the track to bring along and resell. Yesterday was its first cross country school and this was the result. What the heck do you do with this in a resale horse?
If he were my re sale?take the martingale off let go,of,his face and SELL him and bank 1/2 and go buy another....remember you asked..and this is not a snark...he is lovely..right now,the market is,hot....
I usually just have one project horse on the side to sell and fund competing my prelim horse, but I really like this guy, so much I am considering selling the going horse and keeping this one to bring up the levels.
Thanks guys! This was mostly just a brag as I am tickled with but also a bit of a head slap! What do I do now was not thinking he would be this nice. But yes, both he and the prelim horse are 'for sale' for the right price although I would almost prefer to sell the other which is not what I was expecting!
As far as the cross country jump height, it was one fence on a local 'novice' schooling course and though labeled that level is probably not truly up to size. More just to see what kind if jump might be there. He will work grids and poles to learn the footwork before truly doing anything up to size.
Jockey Club name is Breaking Free
Originally Posted by dappled
Now there is a horse who wants to work! His movement is absolutely stunning.
Although, not to nitpick, but schooling novice XC three weeks after being pulled off the track seems quite fast to me? JMO.
Possibly, I have known it to be happen, but I really don't think this guy has that in him. I probably should have said 3 weeks after leaving race training, rather then leaving the track. He was living at his owners-trainers farm where he lived turned out every night. She galloped him in the fields at home and shipped in to race so he has had a very stable life that is closer to the average sport horse in style which I think is part of why life with me has not been a hudge adjustment.
Originally Posted by Kelimation
He looks great!
Be careful though...3 weeks straight off the track... He may be completely calm for the next few months and then you may have an explosion.
Over where it's HI in the middle and round on both ends.
I am thrilled that you are so happy with Freeby. I don't think you will have an explosion in a few months. With him what you see is what you get. I wish ALL my exracers could get a home like you have given him. Please keep me updated on his progress. I love the video's I am glad to know we are both on COTH and can chat this way. By the way I have a tall dark mare that will be needing a home soon too....