There’s nothing plain about the three bay geldings featured in this week’s edition of OTTB Wishlist. Each one is as unique as the blazes on their faces, with a special story to match.
Would you be a good fit for their future? Have a look!
Sharp Omar (Sharp Humor – Best Feature, by El Gran Senor) is a 2010 15.3 3/4-hand gelding.
Everyone at one point in their life knew or wanted that handsome bad boy and now is your chance! He just happens to be of the four-legged variety. In order for Omar to progress he really needs one-on-one time with the same person every day in a regimented program, which he doesn’t have in his current situation. He has been very slow to progress with only two to three rides a week and he has not made much of a connection with the rider under saddle yet.
He has on the ground, so there is hope he will finally tune into his rider and stop looking around to see what other horses are doing in the nearby pastures or barn. Starting from the very beginning again with lunging and groundwork has been beneficial and he has shown that he wants a connection with someone when made to focus on a specific job, so that is where he needs to restart his training.
Omar will light up when praised and seems to be happy when he does well. He has great ground manners and is very respectful to handle, but is still nippy if you try to pet his face when he does not have a halter on. He was gelded at the end of March, but no one has told him that as he still has stallion tendencies such as focusing too much on the mares and being tough minded. Omar is for advanced riders only who understand the appropriate timing between praise and discipline to be able to bring out the best in this gelding. Once a partnership has been formed he will be a different horse and suitable for most disciplines.
Located in Marysville, Ohio.
Significant Edge (Harlan’s Holiday – Hot Attraction, by Pulpit) is a 2013 15.3-hand gelding, never raced.
This is a horse that will make you smile. His good looks, his flashy markings and the sparkle in his eye are captivating. “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.
Bagasse (Henrythenavigator – Paige Commands, by Deputy Commander) is a 2013 16.2+-hand gelding, never raced.
If you’re hoping to blend in with the warmbloods, here is your boy! At only 3 years old, this guy is a tank and he will continue to grow in height and fill out (is it even possible for him to fill out more)? Lovingly called “Chumlee” because of his size, he is sound with completely clean legs but just isn’t showing enough speed to pursue racing. His connections have opted to list him for sale so that he can start a career that he will truly excel in from an early age.
He comes from a barn that always has quality horses who are impeccably cared for — full of shiny coats, exuding excellent nutrition, grooming and horsemanship. His trainers also love to get updates on their horses and follow their life off the track. Bagasse is reported to be wonderful to work with good manners. They report he has matured a lot this year and typically acts much older than his age, although he has the occasional baby moment. His groom has wonderful things to say about him, which is always a glowing recommendation! Big, solid, young geldings like this typically get scooped up quickly so Finger Lakes strongly suggests calling quickly if he ticks all your boxes!