OTTB Wishlist: Bold, Beautiful Bays

We all know there’s a stereotypical assumption about chestnut mares (for the record, I don’t buy into it!) but what about bay mares? I’ve never heard any axiom around them, so let’s make one up right now! When I think about a bay mare, I picture a horse who is beautiful and bold with a kind eye. Here are three off the-track Thoroughbred mares who fit right that description to a too.

Elite Appeal. Photo via MidAtlantic Horse Rescue.

Elite Appeal (UNCAPTURED – ALOTOFAPPEAL, BY TRIPPI): 2016 16.0-hand Florida-bred mare

This girl could appeal to a lot of different buyers as she seems to have the temperament for just about any discipline. Though green, the folks atMidAtlantic Horse Rescue (MAHR) call her easy to ride and describe her as a lovely mover. The icing on the cake? She goes barefoot! One of the great things about adopting  horse from MAHR, if you’re unfamiliar with them, is that all their adopted horses receive $200 toward lessons and training thanks to the ASPCA On the Right Track Voucher program.

Located in Warwick, Maryland.

View Elite Appeal on MidAtlantic Horse Rescue.

Boston Girl. Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Boston Girl (WICKED STRONG – JUST SAY HEY, BY ROCKPORT HARBOR): 2017 15.3-hand New York-bred mare

This lightly raced young filly could be a real catch for someone looking for an athletic and spirited mare who just couldn’t quite find her stride as a race horse. Though she didn’t win any races, she did seem to prefer the turf over the dirt, which never seems like a bad thing for an event prospect. Her trainer has enjoyed exercising “Emma” herself and says she’s good to ride and a nice mover.

Located in Farmington, New York.

View Boston Girl on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds.

Rewarded. Photo via Friends of Ferdinand.

Rewarded (CENTRAL BANKER – BEST REWARD, BY GRAND REWARD): 2017 16.0-hand New York

Rewarded is a spirited filly who can be a little bit of a handful at times, but she loves to work and is ready and willing to learn. She had a couple of decent finishes in her career as a racehorse, and last set foot on the track in November. Take her home, put the work in and, yes, this super cute mare could become a rewarding partner!

Located in Moorseville, Indiana.

View Rewarded on Friends of Ferdinand.