If you’re in the market for a quality sport horse project and you’re not in a big rush, installing the buttons on a youngster yourself can be incredibly rewarding. This week we’re featuring three 3-year-old OTTBs, either unraced or raced very lightly, who are ready for a new career.
Significant Edge (Harlan’s Holiday – Hot Attraction, by Pulpit) is a horse that will make you smile. His good looks, flashy markings and the sparkle in his eye are captivating. An unraced 15.3-hand, 2013 gelding by Harlan’s Holiday out of Hot Attraction by Pulpit, “Siggie” is smart, quick to learn, confident and playful in an endearing way.
As he’s only 3, he needs to be brought along slowly. For now, his curriculum should include lots of hacks and simple ringwork. Greater demands like jumping and showing should be goals for next spring or summer. He’s got growing to do, but before long, this winsome boy will mature into a gorgeous and worthy show horse. Located in Lexington, Kentucky.
A stunning mover with amazing pedigree, KY Bird Dog (Summer Bird – Arty’skentuckygirl, by Golden Missile) is a beautiful 3 year-old chestnut gelding who stands 16 hands. This gorgeous boy has only one start in his racing career and needs to find a new job. If you’re around this horse for just five minutes, you begin to fall in love with him.
His handlers can’t say enough good things about this horse. He has a nice quiet mind and is a beautiful mover. KY Bird Dog has tremendous potential and can move into any career. His is pin fired on his ankles and we are told it was to help treat his developing osselets. For those of you who like pedigrees, this horse has A.P Indy, Birdstone and Summer Squall in his lineage. Farther back we see many famous race horses such as Unbridled, Storm Bird, Alysheba, and Seattle Slew. Currently located at the track in Colorado.
Quikpikslikchik (Noonmark – Bright Image, by Summer Squall) is a 2013, 16-hand filly — and this chick’s got all the moves: a delightfully classy eye, has a nice shoulder, uphill build and is ready to move on in any direction. Her gorgeous dark dapples shows off her nice build and her coat gleams of good care and proper nutrition. Quikpikslikchik is very lightly raced, as after only a handful of races it was clear her talent is better used in a different discipline.
She already has some height and substance to her, but Quikpikslikchik will continue to grow taller and will surely fill out even more! She showed light movement at the jog with good reach from the shoulder, and her trainer describes her as “friendly and curious.” She is currently located at a farm near the racetrack. The farm owners report she is super sweet, quiet, and confident despite her young age. She is retiring completely sound and clean legged. Here is a serious bargain for a big, fancy filly with unlimited potential. She has no vices.