Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin

Welcome to your weekly test of self control! First, a word of support for EN reader Jessa Hills. We’re with you, Jessa!

Inspired by Jessa’s post, for this week’s edition of “OTTB Wishlist” we thought we’d shine the spotlight on babies — Thoroughbred babies, of course!

Here are three 3-year-olds who we think might want to grow up to be event horses. And they’re way more exciting than tiny, screaming, pooping-all-over-themselves humans in our book… check out THESE baby photos!

Photo via Maker's Mark Secretariat Center.

Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

If you’re looking for a prospect that is loaded with quality and class, Mr. Mayor (Bernardini – Mayoress (GB), by Machiavellian) has it all.

This 16.1-hand 2013 unraced gelding is smart, athletic and elegant, and should mature into quite a tall drink of water — his trainers expect probably 16.3 or 17 hands. They describe his movement as spell-binding, and his few attempts at free-jumping have them convinced of his athletic potential over fences. What this special horse needs to become a star sport horse is time to mature in body and mind. This is a sensation waiting to happen, if you have the patience to let him grow up and to bring him along slowly and properly.

View Mr. Mayor on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Photo via CANTER Ohio.

Photo via CANTER Ohio.

I’m Not Decalf (Notional – Extra Caffeine, by Editor’s Note) has “potential” written all over him.

This 3-year-old Kentucky-bred colt is 16-hands and growing. He has never raced and his connections describe him as “a nice, good horse to start training for ANY discipline: eventing, hunter jumper, cross country, dressage….” You can check out a video of his floaty trot here — we’d love to see that channeled and sent down the centerline! 

Located in Ohio.

View I’m Not Decalf on CANTER Ohio. 

Photo via New Vocations.

Photo via New Vocations.

Accuracy (Stormy Atlantic – Positivelycharming, by Pulpit) is a tall leggy youngster with plenty of personality.

This 2013 16.1-hand unraced gelding loves to egg on his friends and play bite-y face (or neck or butt or whatever looks available for a good nip!) He wants to be your baby and knows he has done well when he gets a face rub. He isn’t really a dominant horse but is confident and can hold his own in a group. He does not have any stable vices.

Accuracy carries himself exceptionally well for such a young age. He has a big, lofty canter — his trainers report that the first stride of an upward transition might take you by surprise because he almost leaps in to the canter! Accuracy eagerly accepts new challenges and is quite focused on work. They think he would really enjoy going cross county as he has very much enjoyed the little trails he has been on. Best suited for lower-level jumping with a strong intermediate rider or advanced rider.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Accuracy on New Vocations.