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My new CANTER cutie

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  • My new CANTER cutie

    Although he was never officially listed on CANTER, I imagine he qualifies since he was going to be .

    This is him


    3 y.o. OTTB, race trained but never raced (too slow), grey gelding.

    Opinions ?
    Last edited by Catalina; Jun. 25, 2009, 09:32 PM.

  • #2
    I'm getting good at this - I guessed he was a Slew before even clicking on the pedigree! My guy's a Slew too. You've seen him. I think they have similar confos. Sunny: http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...y/100_0861.jpg Note he never grew out of the stick neck. (please ignore his googly eyes!)

    Honestly, I think it's really impossible to tell much from confo pics, unless there are huge red flags, which I don't see here. He is really cute. Are you in the market??


    • #3
      I am by no means an expert but I find him to be quite attractive with no glaring issues or problems. Can't help but imagine what he will look like with some correct work And grey is my favortie! When choosing a young OTTB to bring along, finding as much out about their temperment as possible is most important to me. He also has a nice sport type pedigree, Hoist the Flag, Diplomat Way, and especially Zen are all great to see!


      • #4
        I don't know a thing about conformation and usually just go with gut feeling. With that said, I love this guy. Something about him just really speaks the word athlete to me. If I were looking, I would have a go and bring the trailer with me =).
        Rhode Islands are red;
        North Hollands are blue.
        Sorry my thoroughbreds
        Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :


        • #5
          I really like him!!! He looks well put together, balanced and his legs look good. Not to say I didn't miss anything, but after a quick look see after my initial Wow, I'd say "Go For It!" as long as he has a good brain too.

          When I went back to take a slower look at him, I do think he's a bit long in the back, but I still really like him!! It wouldn't stop me from checking him out in person and evaluating the overall picture. I hope you get him!
          Last edited by cutemudhorse; Jun. 23, 2009, 05:56 PM. Reason: Long back


          • #6
            I think he is quite the looker. I agree with the brain part and, of course, there is a possibility that he isn't a great mover (would surprise me with that conformation), but if good mover and good brain, seems like a good choice.
            OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


            • Original Poster

              I haven't met him yet, but I have been told that he is very sweet and laid back and not much bothers him. I will know more tomorrow .


              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by Classic Melody View Post
                Are you in the market??
                Well, it seems that in order to get our farm switched to Ag Tax I need another horse. Darn....


                • #9
                  Very nice. Love me some Zen. He's in the dam line of the new sporthorse sire, Ironrule, by Ironman and was bred by and is standing with Ironman's owner. All the lines are very nice for sport, but you might end up with a hunter instead of an eventer, thanks to the Diplomat Way and the Seattle Slew.

                  His right front looks kind of iffy to me. But as long as you are going to see him in person, you'll be able to make any conformation calls in the flesh.
                  "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
                  Thread killer Extraordinaire


                  • #10
                    See what happens when someone tells me they are looking for a horse I pick out my favorites that I see during the track visits and email them around to those who I know are shopping. It is horse porn and I love it!


                    • #11
                      So you are responsible for this, jlee?

                      I feel so sorry for Catalina!

                      He seems to be worth a look to me...
                      Taco Blog
                      *T3DE 2010 Pact*


                      • #12
                        It is called Jlee goes to do track visits and sees so many horses she would really like to have. To resist temptation she emails everyone who might be looking hoping they buy them all so she doesn't. It works well. I like being a personal shopper of lovely Tb's.

                        I really like this guy although my picture is horrible. We stopped by and he was sleeping. His trainer informed us he was entered in to race for the day..he was sleeping and was as snugly as could be


                        • #13
                          Lucky you Catalina! Have fun horse shopping. If you end up going anywhere in my neck of the woods (say, Laurel) let me know and I would love to be your enabler.


                          • Original Poster

                            Well, it is all set. My trainer is going to pick him up tomorrow afternoon and bring him back; I am so excited . I am going on vacation tomorrow, so I won't get to meet him until I get return, but I trust my trainer's judgement and she will let me know if there is any issues with him.

                            Thanks tons Jlee!!!!!!

                            So, now I need a barn name. His registered name is Spy N Ocala. Any suggestions?


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jleegriffith View Post
                              See what happens when someone tells me they are looking for a horse I pick out my favorites that I see during the track visits and email them around to those who I know are shopping. It is horse porn and I love it!

                              Ah, so you're an enabler!!! Good for you A dirty job, but someone's got to do it. . .


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Catalina View Post
                                Well, it seems that in order to get our farm switched to Ag Tax I need another horse. Darn....
                                . . . Another tough situation. . . glad you're going to get him to help out your dilemma! Post more pix as time goes on. Did I mention that I really like him?


                                • #17
                                  Spyder is always a good one

                                  Best movie spies:
                                  James Bond

                                  Simon Templar (the Saint)
                                  The Saint

                                  Napoleon Solo or Illya Kuryakin
                                  The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

                                  Jason Bourne
                                  The Bourne series

                                  So, if you like people names, any of these would do
                                  OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Another picture

                                    These are the pictures that Jlee used to lure me in. Isn't she awful?

                                    When I showed Mr catalina the picture, his response was "That's a race horse?!?!".


                                    • #19
                                      His trainer pulled him out and I watched him walk and he just had the look about him. He is built 100x better than my pictures show but it was raining, dark and windy so we had one minute to get them before we got unleashed upon.

                                      I anticipate listing some really nice ones this week. We couldn't get finished going to all the barns due to the torrential downpours so some horses we saw we didn't get back to do their pics.

                                      I can't wait to hear more about him!


                                      • #20
                                        I'm so envious! Can't wait to hear all about him.

                                        I also think you can't give him a barn name until you meet him! (I'm no fun I know!)