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4 year old TB gelding near Richmond: UPDATED w VIDEO

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    4 year old TB gelding near Richmond: UPDATED w VIDEO

    Louie is a 4 year old 15.3h solid bay TB gelding. Beautiful flat-kneed hunter movement! Lovely little head, kind eye, very well balanced individual. Pedigree can be looked up under 'Brave Indy'. He was sold at the OBS sale as a 2 y.o. for 200k, ran either 8 or 12 races (I keep finding conflicting information). He won 1 race, but then got bumped a few times out of the gate, just didn't have good races after that. I got him in January. *He has not been re-started yet, as I wanted to give him downtime for a bit. He's relaxed very well into pasture life! *
    **Of note: Louie does have a splint from the track high on his inside RF that I'm nursing with a furazone/DMSO/dex mixture. He's 5 weeks into treatment, and it has shrunk by at least 1/2. The 1/2 bottle that is left I'll send with him. I have not had it x-rayed yet, but he has been slightly lame on it the past few days. Louie came to me with a collar, which he does not wear, and *I've yet to see him actually crib. I realize this can be a dealbreaker for some folks, especially those that board, so I wanted to be up-front about everything. *
    ** Louie lives outside 24/7, is barefoot, great feet, UTD on all shots (including a new coggins). He's incredibly sweet, and is very good with other horses. With the Fappiano lines he should make an outstanding sporthorse. Perfect gentleman for trailering, shots, farrier, baths..I've done some clipping on him and he stood just fine. Starting to shed now, and the most amazing color is coming through. He is free to a great, loving home. I have to downsize. My only requirement is that he not be sent to auction if he doesn't work out. Pics available. *
    Last edited by TooManyChickens; Apr. 26, 2010, 09:26 AM.
    Original Poster

    Here are some pics of this adorable guy.


      Original Poster

      Louie was checked out by the vet today, and it was determined he had some soft soles due to the wet weather we've had. He is SOUND. It was recommended that he have shoes put on when he starts work to protect his feet. I can get a video this weekend. The splint was checked and is not interfering with any ligaments. Suspensory (and others in area) were palpated and determined to be normal. No heat or swelling anywhere. Please email with any questions.
      Last edited by TooManyChickens; Apr. 26, 2010, 09:49 AM.


        I don't need another horse, I don't need another horse, I don't need another horse..

        I'm very tempted to get him but sadly I have no room
        He's super cute and I'm sure you would have no trouble
        finding him a home

        Good Luck!!


          Oh man, if I had not just picked up a pony yesterday.......


            What a handsome boy!
            Free bar.ka and tidy rabbit.


              Original Poster

              Here is a short short video of this guy.. sorry I didn't have an assistant to help, but he oh so kindly gave me a trot and canter both directions!


              Never mind that pesky grey horse.. he's always in the way


                Original Poster

                It appears Louie may have a new home! If things change I will update the title. Thank you all for your emails and interest in this fantastic little guy.


                  Let me know if it doesn't work out

                  I am stil looking for an event project.
                  Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!