Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Beyond the Wrapping Paper

‘Tis the season of giving and we should all know very well that some of the very best gifts don’t come in flashy packages, glittery wrapping paper, or extravagant ribbons. Indeed, it could be a simple brown paper wrapped package that could hold the very best gift of all.

This week we have three nice brown OTTBs looking for new jobs. They may not be very flashy at just glance, but they could be a gem. Take them home for Christmas!

Magnum. Photo via Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Magnum (TIZWAY – BANK CANDY, BY BANKER’S GOLD): 2015 16.0-hand Indiana-bred gelding

He may have flunked out from the racetrack, but Magnum seems like he’s raring to go and eager to find his niche as a sport horse. This handsome gelding was just a few days off the track when he arrived at Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (MMSC) and he is wasting no time showing the staff there what he is capable of. During his first time under saddle at MMSC, Magnum was perfectly happy to walk, trot, canter, and whoa plus pop over a baby cross rail and splash through puddles in the ring! Being so well put together coupled with no history of injury, a sweet disposition, and an obviously good work ethic we’re predicting this one will be snapped up fast!

Located in Lexington, Kentucky.

View Magnum on Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center.

Stormy On the D L. Photo via Second Stride.

Stormy On the D L (DISCREET CAT – EDOLIE, BY EDDINGTON): 2016 16.0-hand Ohio-bred soon-to-be gelding

Stormy here is just about as low wear-and-tear as you can get. He has no starts and just one recorded workout from this October. He did pass Second Stride’s regular veterinary intake exam and has his castration already scheduled! He is still a young green bean in terms of his ground manners, but he was very well-behaved under saddle at a walk. Judging by his round pen video, Stormy looks like he should grown into some really nice movement — he just needs a little more time to grow and mature!

Located in Prospect, Kentucky.

View Stormy On the D L on Second Stride.

Normal Sinus. Photo via New Vocations Racehorse Adoption.

Normal Sinus (TURBO COMPRESSOR – TACT REIGNS, BY TACTICAL ADVANTAGE): 2015 16.0-hand Florida-bred mare

This cute mare probably in the running for strangest name I’ve seen this year, but if you’re an allergy-sufferer like me then you’ll probably appreciate it! “Sin” is a super sensible and easy-going three-year-old. She is very attentive to her rider and soft on the aids. Not only that, but she’s also friendly with everyone she meet and easily gets along well with the other mares in her turnout group! Under saddle, Sin is eager to learn and and seems to be taking to new challenges — like cross rails — rather quickly.

Located in Xenia, Ohio.

View Normal Sinus on New Vocations Racehorse Adoption.