There is just something about a true blue Thoroughbred. I reflected on this after a cross country school this morning and thought about how there is nothing else I’d rather be on for this sport. While I did not acquire my horse straight off the track, he is still an OTTB who was lucky to get a good amount of downtime before he came to me.
So it’s one of my favorite things to do each week: peruse OTTB listings and picturing my favorites in my barn. Hey, if I can’t have them, then one of you should! Here are our featured listings from this week!
To It and From It (Simon Pure – Clown Factor, by Vision and Verse) is a 2009 Florida bred mare standing 16.1 hands tall. This elegant girl raced 37 times and earned $52,938 during her time on the track.
To It and From It has a lovely personality and was sensible during her listing photo session. She’s priced very well to sell and would be a really nice addition to a sporthorse program. She’s said to be sound and ready to go!
It must be girls’ week this week! Queen Valentine (Seeking a Home – A P Queen, by A P Valentine) is a 2010 mare who stands about 15.3 hands. She’s a Texas girl who raced just four times and is looking for something else to do for her next career.
Queen Valentine is said to be sound and ready to move on to her new home, so all you mare fans pay attention!
This pretty redheaded girl is unnamed, but don’t let that deter you — just means she’s even more of a clean slate! This 2011 mare (Tiago – Glorado, by Stalwars) standing 16.1 hands with plenty of presence to spare. She’s described as an alpha mare type, which often translates into a competitive nature in the show ring once you get her on your side.
This lady was kicked in the knee when she was younger, causing a bone chip that has since been removed and is said to not be a potential issue with her next job. She’s got a lot of information available on her New Vocations page, and she really seems like she might be a special one for the right person.