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Be still my heart! CANTER hunk......

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  • Be still my heart! CANTER hunk......

    Just wanted to share some handsome OTTB goodness with you all.

    Watch the YouTube clip. He's hot and he knows it.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Daatje View Post
    Just wanted to share some handsome OTTB goodness with you all.

    Watch the YouTube clip. He's hot and he knows it.
    Haha yes he does!!!


    • #3
      Oh my, he is gorgeous!


      • #4
        WOW he really has quite a lot of presence, doesn't he?!!!

        Had a couple of really long lay offs though.
        Last edited by Toadie's mom; Feb. 11, 2013, 08:40 PM.
        "Everyone will start to cheer, when you put on your sailin shoes"-Lowell George


        • #5
          Originally posted by Toadie's mom View Post
          WOW he really has quite a lot of presence, doesn't he?!!!
          Exactly what I would say too.. I'm a sucker for bays with minimal markings.. Too bad there isn't an extra 3500 in my pocket!
          AETERNUM VALE, INVICTUS - 7/10/2012


          • #6
            That's a really nice-looking horse, lovely balance to him and he's well-enough proportioned that he sure doesn't look super-sized.

            For those without Equibase, he raced 31 times from August 2006 (his 2YO year) to 9/1/12. Of concern- in his race in 12/11, he led until dropping back suddenly to trail the field, leading me to think he came out of that race with an injury. He went back to the races in August '12 for his last two starts, in which he led then dropped back.

            So- vet check if you're interested. He was last running in $4k claimers, so asking $3500 for him looks high, since he wasn't paying his way at the track any more.


            • #7
              I don't like him at all.
              His butt is weak and his hocks are high. And I really disliked the Arab look. That was funny, I thought "geez he looks like an Arab" and then they actually reference it in his description.

              He's def not my type but hopefully someone will buy him and enjoy him!
              Horses are amazing athletes and make no mistake -- they are the stars of the show!


              • #8
                I do not think bleeding would account for the 8 months off.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by beowulf
                  Lamb, do you think he was a bleeder? That could explain performance too.
                  It looks like he raced on Lasix throughout his career, as did most of his competitors. I'd be looking more toward a structural injury.


                  • #10
                    I think he looks very fancy. Would love to see better conformation shots. Not that I'm looking!


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lamb Chop View Post
                      It looks like he raced on Lasix throughout his career, as did most of his competitors. I'd be looking more toward a structural injury.
                      From the CANTER ad: "He is being retired sound with no previous injuries and has nice clean legs."

                      I would definitely be asking why he had such a long vacation if he has no previous injuries and clean legs.

                      He's not really my type, conformationally, but seems like a decent sort nonetheless.


                      • #12
                        What a hunk! I love his star and snip.


                        • #13
                          Saw him on the website and loved him, but he's an uncut 11 year old. Those two things would turn me off of him.


                          • #14
                            Also not my type; but not everyone liked my OTTB when she was posted here either. Good luck to the new owner.


                            • #15
                              Because it's bugging me, math:
                              2013 - 2004 = 9 years old

                              You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Blugal View Post
                                Because it's bugging me, math:
                                2013 - 2004 = 9 years old
                                Ugh, you're right. And I'm an engineer grad. Facepalm. I swear I calculated it at 9 years when I first saw him, got it mixed up just now.

                                My inner blonde is coming out. I think I'm just moaning because my own horse is now 11. (When did that happen?!)

                                Regardless, 9 and uncut is still a dealbreaker for me. I like to look at the 3 and 4 year olds and imagine playing with them on the ground and trails for a year.


                                • #17
                                  It's funny how different people are in what they like. I LOVE Tb's, have owned 4, all gotten right from the track, volunteered with CANTER...I've seen a ton of them, and tend to ooh and aah over many of them. But, I do not really care for this one. In the picture he looks too Araby. In the video..his movement reminds me reminds me of a cross between a saddleseat horse and a friesian. I think I don't love him because he's not "type-y".
                                  "We're still right, they're still wrong" James Carville


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Well, that explains why I'm in love with him.

                                    I love Arabs (used to own them) and currently have a Friesian. Lol. I think he reminds me of the paintings of the Godolphin Arabian of old.

                                    Still love him.....