OTTBs are among the most prominently represented breed in the eventing world. Each day, hundreds of ex-racehorses find themselves at the end of their racing career and in need of a new home. Luckily, organizations such as CANTER, New Vocations, Recycled Racehorses, and many more are always on alert for new horses that are ready for second careers. Each week, we'll be bringing you a few OTTB ads that caught our eye. Keep an eye out here for your next eventing superstar!
Now that we’re mostly recovered from our Rolex hangover — ok, who are we kidding, that’s a hangover that lasts for a year! — it’s time to get back to the real world, which obviously means lots of horse window shopping, right? For those of you who are feeling particularly inspired from watching all of the OTTBs romp around Kentucky, here is a bit more motivation to get your next leg up on your goals.
Our first handsome guy this week is T Hop, a noble looking 4-year-old gelding with 16 starts on his record. T Hop (Sun King – Ima Halo, by Glomar) can be traced back to the gutsy Derby winner, Charismatic. He last raced on April 21 and is said to be sound on clean legs, although he does appear to be allergic to the bulk sawdust used at the track.
Check out more on T Hop on CANTER Illinois here.
Our next featured horse (can you tell we are loving the black bays this week?) is available for adoption through the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center in Lexington, Ky. Carry Forward (Bernardini – Carry On Katie, by Fasliyev) is a 2012 model who is unraced but regally bred. Carry Foward is a new arrival at the MMSC, so he will spend some time letting down and exploring his new home before more information is available.
Find out more about this easy on the eyes fella here.
Finally this week is a sweet looking girl named D’Time (D’wildcat – Lil’s Time, by Gilded Time), a 2010, 16hh mare available through CANTER Mid Atlantic at Charlestown in West Virginia. This girl has raced 41 times and is said to be sound and looking for her next career. With that bright eye, she looks like she’d be a great and intelligent prospect for her new owner!
Check out D’Time on CANTER Mid Atlantic here.