Thursday, July 21, 2011

Off the Track Throughbreds (OTTB)

From time-to-time I find myself on the OTTB Internet sites, pining away at the thought of being able to give a great home to one of these horses.  Then I snap back to reality, knowing that I have three horses to care for already and hardly time to ride them on a regular basis.  But if I had more free time, I would gladly give one of my spare stalls to one of these darling horses.  Like this one, named Unknown Soldier (sorry the picture quality is not that good).  Go to New Vocations for more information and better photos:

Here is the information on this one.  And he is FREE, has to be picked up from Ohio to an approved home.

Soldier is light in the bridle, carries himself in a frame and is quiet for a 3 year old. Soldier has a rather shy personality which causes everyone in the barn to fuss over him and he will follow you around like a puppy dog. Soldier is currently out with 2 other geldings and, no surprise, is at the bottom of the pecking order. Soldier will be suitable for flat work with a possibility of lower level, recreational jumping next Spring.
Soldier is un-raced and has been off the track for approximately 2 months.  He is up to date on vaccinations and deworming and cribs in his stall. Soldier is by Lost Soldier out of Moonvain by High Brite.

Another great site is CANTER.  They have chapters all over the country.

This one is a stallion but is young enough to still be gelded and is the grandson of the famous Seattle Slew.  Lots of bling going on here.  This one is pretty enough to be a small hunter. Based in WV, $1000:

El Quixote is the quietest, best mannered horse in Michelle Winters' barn, not to mention the blingiest!  While he is a stallion he does not act like one - he is quiet with an excellent brain.  No cribbing, weaving or stall walking.  No biting or kicking.  Leads with shank clipped under chin.  No interest in mares.  Easy to ride.  Kids can handle this fellow.  Has been free jumped and ridden western.  Stands for clippers, loads easily.  No spook - 100% sound.
Owner can have Quixote gelded at buyers expense.  Or buy to breed - has several white spots throughout his coat (see pics) and also has the white sabino lower lip, good chance to pass along some color.  Measures 15.2 1/4."
Quixote is a Seattle Slew grandson (2S x 4D Seattle Slew), with Grey Dawn, Herbager, Far North, Hoist the Flag and other classic lines in his pedigree.
Located at Mountaineer Park, zip 26050.  Priced at $1,000 - a good home is the main concern.
Contact owner Michelle Winters at (352) 653- 9261 (cell).
If nothing else, these are great organizations to support as they provide love and care to a lot of horses that might otherwise go to slaughter.  Check out CANTER and New Vocations for more information.

1 comment:

  1. I'd love links to both of these sites when you get a chance. Have a great vacay in North Carolina!


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