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Chestnut with chrome - handsome CANTER boy!!!

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  • Chestnut with chrome - handsome CANTER boy!!!

    Another gorgeous CANTER cutie, what's not to like about this one? Just four years old:
    "Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?" Sun Tzu, The Art of War

  • #2
    OOOOO he's gorgeous. He has a nice, quiet look to him too.

    I think my biggest mistake was buying a trailer because now I know I can go get them. I just have to remind myself I don't have enough money to feed another horse.


    • #3
      Originally posted by circus peanuts View Post
      OOOOO he's gorgeous. He has a nice, quiet look to him too.
      Quiet or stoned? JK. He's lovely.
      "As one of those weirdos that always enjoyed the grooming tasks that most others didn't, Kirsten decided it was time to make the most of it and create Shear Convenience Grooming"


      • #4
        Be still my heart!!

        And I'm not even a chestnut fan!
        Fils Du Reverdy (Revy)- 1993 Selle Francais Gelding
        My equine soulmate
        Mischief Managed (Tully)- JC Priceless Jewel 2002 TB Gelding


        • #5
          You can hide him on MY trailer!!


          • #6
            I'm so glad that most of the horses and the really pretty ones are on the other side of the country! Though I have been tempted. Once I find a home for my filly I will be in the market for another horse...


            • #7
              Originally posted by 2bayboys View Post
              Another gorgeous CANTER cutie, what's not to like about this one? Just four years old:
              He's cute!! Who is going to go get him?
              Live in the sunshine.
              Swim in the sea.
              Drink the wild air.


              • #8

                Gosh maybe it's just the angle but i am not in love with his front end. At all. Straight up and down through his pasterns and also back on his knees.

                Or maybe I am just so used to seeing OTTBs with long toes/no heel and his lack of toe and existent heel is clouding my vision!


                • #9
                  sad day! I can't see it because apparently my country(St kitts) has been blacklisted! Thats a first.
                  I love cats, I love every single cat....
                  So anyway I am a cat lover
                  And I love to run.


                  • #10
                    Why are all the flashy chestnuts across the country?! Wait...that might be a good thing! My self control doesn't need any more strain...


                    • #11
                      Ummm have you checked his start record..he is 4 started 7 times. In 2011 he ran 2/11..3/11....4/11...then no appearance until 2/12 and has run off and on w/ pretty big gaps for a sound 4yr old...just saying....???


                      • #12
                        Steep shoulder, steep pasterns and long in the loin, for starters. I wouldn't expect him to jump well.

                        At least this one isn't downhill.


                        • #13
                          There are a lot of good looking CANTER horses right now! Has anybody seen this guy?



                          • #14
                            I saw the Palomino the other day but didn't look at the photos since he was a stud. Super cute! I like him!


                            • #15
                              I know he's a colt, but, God, I love that neck.

                              Prince of Gotham, who is in the SoCal listings.

                              Well, I like Gotham Junior, too.

                              In Colorado:
                              Unbridled Pollyann - she looks a little light behind, but I think just needs maturity and work.

                              Cats Memory Maker looks a little sore but honest and trying. I might take him minus the Christian bronco halter.

                              Blushing Fina - is his shoulder a slopey as it looks?
                              You hate that, don’t you? Do you like oysters? You have to acquire a taste for oysters and the deep distance.”
                              -- George H. Morris on learning to love the deep distance


                              • #16
                                The Chrome has a Home

                                I thought I’d come find this thread and give you guys an update on this one in case you were interested…he came home with me yesterday! I’ve been volunteering for CANTER MA now for 7 years, 3rd years of doing the rounds at Laurel Park – and in those 7 years this is the first one I’ve wanted enough to stop second-guessing myself and bring him home. Kinda remarkable given all the temptations, huh?

                                He has a wonderful disposition - amazingly sweet. Not drugged he really is just that quiet. His trainer told me months ago that he was going to put him on the CANTER list when the turf season began to wrap up, and since our introduction I would visit him every time I did a track run. Besides his sweet temperament, I really love his big face and that touch-of-Roman nose.

                                I won’t argue that his conformation is perfect…I personally tend to think that very few are perfect and the question will always come down to how much faith you would put on the soundness of their faults. I’m so grateful every day that I didn’t pass my current guy up over the extremely long back he has. That said, I also don’t think the picture did justice (which is often how I feel about the CANTER volunteer photos, including mine.) His actual angles in person are much better than the photo, IMO (especially his shoulder.) Ironically, when I first listed him I didn’t think I was ready to take on a 2nd horse, I was still trying to put him out of my mind…so when I read this thread, I actually went by to re-take photos of him at my next run, because I thought I could get a better shot. The trainer waved me off and said no need, he had plenty of calls and interest already. Fortunately for me, my nerve to take on a 2nd horse materialized before cash from the interested parties did. (It also helped that the trainer wanted to run him once more before letting him go!)

                                So “Nat”, as he will now be called, has settled nicely into his new home and will spend some time just hangin’ out. @ShearConvenience, maybe sometime next year he’ll be one of the horses you’re braiding.

                                Even though this was a chestnut thread, those of you still window-shopping on CANTER, let me put in a plug for Hamilton's other listing at Laurel, the black mare....she is quite the looker in person too!!
                                "To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection."


                                • #17
                                  Good luck with Nat. Sounds like it was meant to be. Any pics of him in his new home?
                                  “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
                                  ¯ Oscar Wilde


                                  • #18
                                    Good for you ! I hope he turns out to be everything you want. I brought home a chestnut with chrome about 7 years ago who had some funky-looking long pasterns, but he had a great mind and has been wonderful ! *knock on wood - no soundness issues ever !*


                                    • #19
                                      Thanks guys. I do have a couple photos, although I haven't had a chance to go crazy on him with the camera yet.

                                      (This one is from last Saturday en route to the paddock for his final race.)

                                      His first few moments of turnout in our small paddock...

                                      Settling down...

                                      New stall
                                      "To understand the soul of a horse is the closest human beings can come to knowing perfection."


                                      • #20
                                        He is adorable! I am a sucker for a blaze-faced chestnut, and he looks so much like my late horse that it's spooky. Congratulations and good luck with him!
                                        Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.