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  • Found another Baby I'm interested in- thoughts?

    OK- Its friday afternoon...its been a particularly stressful week at work, so I went cruizing websites again- looking for my next project horse. I found another one (last one got sold as I was driving out to see her- too late!).

    Since I know you all are winding down your days at work- take a look!

    What do you think of this big guy? I can't seem to steer away from the OTTB's, for some reason I am drawn to them....but that is what I grew up on. This guy is 5- I think he may make a great jumper prospect, so I'm going to go meet him tomorrow. Thoughts?



  • #2
    Very cute.

    \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~


    • #3
      Although I can't tell too much from the video, he looks nice. Doesn't seem whacked or anything. Very handsome!


      • #4
        Very, very nice!! I hope you bring him home!! =)


        • #5
          He looks cute.


          • #6
            He' SO cute. I have a soft spot for greys and he has such a cute pony face. Let us know if you take him!


            • Original Poster

              Any thoughts on his bloodlines? I have been fascinated by some of the older posts on good lines for a hunter/jumper- he seems to be an eventers dream with so much Caro in there...

              I don't buy on pedigree- but its fun to check it all out while I am trying to finish my day up in the office! I will get to meet him tomorrow


              • #8
                Do you know why he's unraced at 5? That could be (and usually is) an indication of soundness, especially at 5.

                Of course, just because a horse can't run doesn't mean he can't jump

                ... that sounds less believable than it should

                I rode an unraced OTTB that made a great little eventer.


                • #9
                  Wow! He's a cutie. Keep us updated.


                  • #10
                    Purdy...I'd definately go take a look.


                    • #11

                      nice looking fellow! do have his hocks checked; he is quite "open behind, and appears to have little articulation in his hocks
                      breeder of Mercury!

                      remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                      • #12

                        My first three day horse and jumper was unraced
                        breeder of Mercury!

                        remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                        • Original Poster

                          I do know why he was unraced, I talked to his trainer- he had an undescended testicle- they did not want to cut him because they thought his breeding was so good (that's why I was hoping someone could comment on his pedigree ). They tried to run him, but it ended up bothering him too much- so they knew they couldn't get top dollar for a stud fee without a good record. They cut him at 4, then he trained- but running as a maiden at 5 and investing more money for training didn't seem like a good idea to them because he still was not fast enough for their circuit...and they think he wants to be off the track. So that's his story... Or at least a version of it...


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Carol Ames View Post
                            nice looking fellow! do have his hocks checked; he is quite "open behind, and appears to have little articulation in his hocks
                            Very, very handsome fellow. Although, I agree with Carol Ames: I would check those hocks...they seem to move rather weird in the video...
                            Over what hill? Where? When? I don\'t remember any hill....



                            • #15
                              I thought it looked a little higher up. Maybe hocks or hips.


                              • #16
                                I thought it looked a little higher up. Maybe hocks or hips. or stifles?

                                breeder of Mercury!

                                remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans