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  • CANTER Cutie "Al" is home ONE YEAR UPDATE PAGE 2

    I know someone else here was looking at him with over 987 hits to his listing! I picked him up yesterday at the track and he's settling in nicely. He'll need a month of stall rest, and at least another month or two of turnout--vet's orders. He has a lovely view of the farm action from his stall: donkeys, pony clubbers, chickens and the ring. His future vocation will hopefully be as a fine first flight fox hunter but his movement is really screaming dressage.

    He's a very sweet, well-mannered boy. I can't say enough good things about his owners/trainers and the whole buying experience. I got to meet his regular vet, no pressure, very caring people.

    Feel free to critique him as I now own him:

    Video of his last turf race. He had one more race on the dirt after that which is where they think he damaged the tendon. It's really not bad at all. Al Amir:

    Last edited by gypsymare; Oct. 2, 2012, 03:52 PM.
    Doubled Expectations (Roxy, 2001 APHA)
    Al Amir (Al, 2005 OTTB)
    Ten Purposes (Rosie, 2009 OTTB)

  • #2
    Oh he's gorgeous! He looks very well muscled already and heavier than most OTTB that I've seen. Mmh, black too.

    What a catch, enjoy him!


    • Original Poster

      He's 6 so he's a lot more mature than some of the other listings, was gelded late at 3, so he has a bit of a stallion look left, and all of his barn mates were well fed and rounded! He's got a lot of substance... and size 3 feet!
      Doubled Expectations (Roxy, 2001 APHA)
      Al Amir (Al, 2005 OTTB)
      Ten Purposes (Rosie, 2009 OTTB)


      • #4
        He is utterly stunning. Congratulations! Please keep us updated on him. He looks like he's a total keeper!
        "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."


        • #5
          Congrats!! I bought my CANTER OTTB from Marcia Wolfe as well and I agree, she's wonderful. Best of luck to you and your new addition!
          "To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection."


          • #6
            He's a looker! Have fun with him!
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            • #7
              Congratulations, he's lovely!
              "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

              My CANTER blog.


              • #8
                What a lovely looking horse.


                • #9
                  Gorgeous! Enjoy him!


                  • #10
                    Very handsome boy, you must be thrilled!!


                    • #11
                      He was very game in the turf race...lugged out and still came back to put a head in front and just got beat at the end. Nice horse!

                      Very excited for you good luck and post pics when you can...


                      • #12
                        exciting! I saw how quick he went! We're going to look at a Canter boy tonight as well! *fingers crossed*


                        • Original Poster

                          Yes, he did go fast! I was very interested in Corri's Contender a few weeks back and her listing changed to sold WHILE I was looking at the photos. Good horses go FAST! So I called as soon as I could and made a next day appointment to see him. Marcia had a list of folks to call back pending my decision. Pretty horses don't sit for long.
                          Doubled Expectations (Roxy, 2001 APHA)
                          Al Amir (Al, 2005 OTTB)
                          Ten Purposes (Rosie, 2009 OTTB)


                          • #14
                            Oh I was drooling over him!!! Congratulations! Corri's Contender was also one I was drooling over. Thank god I can only afford one horse right now or I would be in trouble. Canter has so many nice horses posted right now!
                            Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
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                            • #15
                              Congratulations, he is lovely! We also own a former Marcia Wolfe Canter horse and she is a fabulous broodie.
                              Fox Haven Farm, Inc.
                              Home of 2002 JC Registered stallion Artrageous

                              Artrageous has his own Facebook page!


                              • #16
                                He's gorgeous! I look at him and think dressage, too - but likely able to do whatever you want.

                                Care to share his breeding?
                                If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


                                • Original Poster


                                  Storm Cat grandson

                                  Aljabr X Watch the Storm by Brocco

                                  Oddly enough the Storm Cat is on his sire's side even though his dam sports the name.
                                  Doubled Expectations (Roxy, 2001 APHA)
                                  Al Amir (Al, 2005 OTTB)
                                  Ten Purposes (Rosie, 2009 OTTB)


                                  • #18
                                    Eventers would love the Kris S - which is also a hint he will probably be pretty suited for your fox hunting, too.

                                    Have fun with the handsome guy!
                                    If Kim Kardashian wants to set up a gofundme to purchase the Wu Tang album from Martin Shkreli, guess what people you DON'T HAVE TO DONATE.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      I found some cool racing photos of him on Shutterstock and bought them. Here they are on photobucket:


                                      I'm so giddy, I feel like I just got engaged! Is it 5 o clock yet? I need to see that face again!
                                      Doubled Expectations (Roxy, 2001 APHA)
                                      Al Amir (Al, 2005 OTTB)
                                      Ten Purposes (Rosie, 2009 OTTB)


                                      • #20
                                        He is beautiful, best of luck with him.