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  • MY new OTTB

    My brother-in-law is a TB jockey. My husband told him years ago if he ever came across a slow but sound, sane horse he liked to let us know. He responded shaking his head, "You don't want these horses. They're all abused." OK? Well, regardless, he's kept his eye out for TWO YEARS now and out of the blue called on Saturday saying, "I found one for you. He'll be in Lexington on Tuesday." He said he raced him twice and he was quiet, had smooth gaits, was sweet, and sound.

    I was super paranoid about what he would be like. What does a jockey (with no interest in horses apart from racing) think an event prospect looks and acts like? I hadn't even seen a picture of him! Right before we picked the horse up he said, "He might even jump a little." Might even jump a little?!!

    After driving 4.5 hours to Lexington and then HOURS of waiting around for the shipper to arrive in the blazing heat and unsuccessfully trying to nap (my husband works cutting horses and cows from 3am to noon to beat the heat)...we got him!

    (he's turned out with my draft x project who is a totally puppy dog)



    In my dilerium (after looking at whenparentstext.com too long and loosing all rational thought), I said to my husband, "If this horse exists and finally shows up, I'm going to name him, Be On Time or Too Hot To Sit In Truck With Dogs Panting, or Seriously?, or Better Not Be Fugly.
    Hillside Haven Farm
    From starting gate to start box!

  • #2
    what a handsome guy!!! after seeing him I'd definitely trust your brother-in-law to pick one out for me too!
    “They were not sitting backwards on their horses,” he said with a sly smile. “But they had no dressage preparation..." - Bert de Nemethy


    • #3
      You could name him Not Fugly!

      Congratulations-- can't wait to see him in person!
      Taco Blog
      *T3DE 2010 Pact*


      • #4
        Looks like he was well worth the wait! Congratulations on your new boy.
        Equine Art capturing the essence of the grace,strength, and beauty of the Sport Horse."


        • #5
          LOL, seems to have a ton of energy there huh?


          • #6
            Excellent taste he has. What a loverly pedigree too. PatO


            • #7
              "WORTH THE WAIT"

              "WORTH THE WAIT "

              THANKS FOR SHARING ...ENJOY !
              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


              • #8
                He's Perfectly Lovely...congratulations...................


                • #9

                  If you don't like him, let me know, I'll take him off your hands. What is his breeding/ breed lines?



                  • #10
                    My "new" OTTB is out of Two Punch too, and he is fabulous! And a great jumper ;-) Love your new boy!


                    • #11
                      What a nice surprise!! He's lovely and I agree that your BIL jockey obviously does have a good eye for eventers I bet he'll jump more than a "little"!


                      • Original Poster

                        He's been an absolute joy so far! Pulled his mane today and he didn't bat an eye. BIL says I need to start riding him already! He doesn't understand this 'let him be a horse for a bit' business Renamed him 'Liam' (he sorta looks like William Fox Pitt) because 'Joe' sounded too much like my mare 'Flo.'
                        Hillside Haven Farm
                        From starting gate to start box!