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Just wanted to brag a little about my newest OTTB

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  • Just wanted to brag a little about my newest OTTB

    I bought him from Turfway Park about a month ago, found him through the canter trainer listings. He is such an amazing horse. He has a great mind, very kind and intelligent. I rode him for the first time yesterday and trotted over a couple of small jumps, he acted like he had done it all before.

    My business nowadays is buying and selling thoroughbred yearlings to race, so I am very familiar with pedigrees etc. He is by Cherokee Run out of an Ascot Knight mare. Taylor Made and Pat Payne bred him and he sold for 105k as a yearling to Dale Romans. He turned out not to be a very good racehorse (37 starts and earned just under 34k), but he seems like he has a very good future ahead of him as a jumper or eventer.

    Here is a picture of him from his canter listing


    and here is a picture I took yesterday, a month later

    I also bought another OTTB the same day that I bought him, but he needs a lot more time to be let down. The day after he came to my farm his skin was very sore and his glands were the size of golf balls. He is doing much better now but I will give him as much time as he needs. He is also a very nice horse and I will post pics as soon as he puts a little weight on and starts looking better!

    I love thoroughbreds so much.

  • #2
    I like him a lot! His coat looks great in the second pics, but what really hit me was how much better his angles look in the picture you took. It's amazing what a good conformation picture can do.

    You have every reason to brag!
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    • #3
      Aww I want to see.... Darn internet jail at work.


      • #4
        Amyy, congratulations! I got my boy from CANTER and he is surpassing our expectations every day! He's a nice little hunter, but I've been working with a dressage coach to help with balance. I took him to a dressage schooling show last week, the first dressage show for both of us. He walked off the trailer, warmed up like a pro, and trotted into the indoor and up to the judge like he's done it forever. Intro B and C scores of 67!

        I love Thoroughbreds too. I have admired them since I was little and have the privilige of caring and training one now! It's truly my happiest time.

        Keep up your good work....he's lucky to have you too! His pedigree is quite impressive.
        "I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
        as a thoroughbred horse."



        • #5
          Congratulations. He looks wonderful. I had hoped this horse had found a good home. Browsing the canter sites your guy seemed like a good one.
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          • Original Poster

            Thanks so much everyone!!

            Saratoga congrats on your boy, and good luck with him! Do you have any pics?


            • #7
              What a beautiful horse! I wish I were a rider, but not to be. I am content, though, with having fun watching my daughter. I do envy all of you who do have so much experience with all these levels of horses that I am just enjoying learning about.
              Still Learning Something New Every Day !!


              • #8
                What a stunner!
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                • #9
                  What a handsome critter! Gotta love CANTER cuties
                  Trying a life outside of FEI tents and hotel rooms.


                  • #10
                    Ascot Knight


                    • #11
                      You got Angry Pirate!!! I just love him. I watched him on the Canter site for a long time... really glad he got a good home.

                      He looks great in the updated picture
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