Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin

Why would a 3-year-old need a retirement fund?

Because, if it’s an ex-racer, long-term care can begin as early as age 3 and continue beyond 30. Since 1983 the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has provided long-term care for thousands of Thoroughbreds because they have no pensions or retirement plans, and their ability to do so depends on the generosity of donors like you. Click here to contribute to the long-term care of a retired racehorse via TRF.

Of course, there are plenty of OTTBs out there who are sound and ready for a brand new career — perhaps as your new event horse! Here are three that caught our eye this week:

Photo via Second Stride Inc.

Photo via Second Stride Inc.

World Is Watching (Any Given Saturday – Sweet Fourty, by Sweetsouthernsaint) is a 16.3+ hand 2011 gelding who retired sound and is ready for a new job. He is a stunning big gelding with great bone and style. Full evaluation pending.

He did have a reported successful tie back surgery February 2016. Great disposition and well started on socialization and turn out. Kind under saddle. Last raced in August, he’s still tight in race muscles, and he’ll need some time to free up his movement and get loose. Located in Prospect, Kentucky.

View World Is Watching on Second Stride Inc. 

Photo via New Vocations.

Photo via New Vocations.

Guacanagari (Unforgettable Max – Lil Mai Tai, by Lil E. Tee) is a very sweet 15.3-hand 3-year-old who is learning new things each day. His willing attitude makes him a fun ride with three steady gaits. Overall, “Guacamole” is a pretty immature gelding who will need time to develop both mentally and physically. Guac is very quiet in his group and is happy to be a follower. He is a cribber.

Under saddle Guacamole is improving each ride. He is responsive to your aids and is such a willing baby. Guac learned a fun trick from his track days which is a lovely lope that could rival a Western pleasure Quarter Horse. Some horses will do this when they don’t want to actually trot in their warm up so they will cheat and lope (aka “hobby horse”). It’s very comfortable to ride so as a rider you enjoy it even though they are cheating! Guac will get confused when trotting and think he is supposed to lope when you put your leg on. His trainers have found that he responds better when you cluck to ask for a bigger trot.

He will need an intermediate rider or above to take it slow with him so he can fully develop into his new career. He does not have any known injuries and is suitable for all disciplines.

Located in Lexington, KY.

View Guacanagari on New Vocations.

Photo via CANTER Ohio.

Photo via CANTER Ohio.

Lil Maxie (Unforgettable Max – Lil Mai Tai, by Lil E. Tee) is a 2010 16.0-hand mare who is described as very sensible and well put together mare. Her connections feel she will excel and learn any new discipline very quickly. She has no vices and goes out in a group.

View Lil Maxie on CANTER Ohio.