We’re happy to see some Thoroughbred Makeover graduates popping on up on our classifieds site Sport Horse Nation!
Here are two that did quite well for themselves in the competition, and one more available through CANTER we’d love to see in the Makeover next year.
Title Contender (Pulpit – Winter Garden, by Roy)
2010 OTTB 16.2 Black. Third place out of 75 in 2016 RRP Makeover Eventing Division.
“Sheldon” has a great mind, has competed well in the BN division of eventing. Loves to jump. He is a very good mover and scores well in his dressage. He loads and ties and is very well mannered on the ground. No vices. Great fee, still goes barefoot, no shoes.He is offered for sale after off-track training in eventing and natural horsemanship.
Copious Reward (Grand Reward – Hana J, by Peaks and Valleys) – Amature/Junior/Pro Gelding with Scope for Prelim
“Copious Reward” is proudly offered for sale. This 2012 16.1-hand bay Thoroughbred gelding has a 10-year-old brain in a 4-year -old body. “Beau” last raced in December 2015, but after racing only 11 times he was sent to the Equine Rescue of Aiken in South Carolina. I adopted Beau in February for the Retired Racehorse Project Makeover.
Beau has proven to be an amazing and capable partner. He is quiet, brave and a fast learner. Beau has already started a career as an eventing horse, but could easily be successful in the hunters, dressage,or jumpers. He has scope and balance that I have never had in such a young horse. Beau has already completed three Beginner Novice horse trials and two Novice level horse trials. He is incredibly brave and bold on cross country, jumping ditches, banks and going through water without hesitation.
Beau is easy to handle. Self loads on and off the trailer, alone or with company. Turns out in a herd or alone, bathes, braids, clips, ties, stands for farrier and vet. Trail rides alone and with company, would most likely be great on fox hunts or hunter paces.
Beau recently traveled to the Retired Racehorse Project Makeover in Kentucky! He traveled the 18 hours extremely well, stopping at overnights on the way out and back. He handled the huge atmosphere of the Kentucky Horse Park with maturity and poise, finishing in 16th place out of almost 70 horses in the eventing division.
Bebes Passion (Utopia (JPN) – Nueva Turista, by Tour d’Or) – 2010 15.2-hand mare
A classic beauty! An athletic little number, you can tell this one is a clever type with a build that would be suitable for any potential career. She is a barn favorite, which is a great sign when considering which horse to bring home. Please note, Bebe does have some ankle rounding and old pinfire marks on the inside of her left front leg; we’re told neither ever bother her and are purely superficial.
Her video is a bit short through no fault of her own, she just felt a bit happy when asked to trot so we put a kibosh on the idea. Great home is of utmost importance for this one; accordingly, she’s priced affordably to an ideal home.