Weekly OTTB Wishlist from Cosequin: Smoochable Noses

What’s the first thing you do when you walk into the barn and see your horse with his or her head hanging over the stall door and nickering at you? I’d be willing to bet the that majority of us grab that squishy pony nose and plant a big ‘ol kiss right in the middle!

Need a new nose to smoosh and smooch? Here are three OTTBS looking for new homes and second careers, all with irresistibly kissable noses and potential as an event horse:

Soft Landing. Photo via CANTER Maryland.

Soft Landing (COURAGEOUS CAT – CARRIED AWAY, BY DIXIE UNION): 2015 16.0-hand New York-bred filly

Soft Landing is in need of exactly that. She’s perfectly sound and currently still at the track working and racing, but not quite competitive enough for her connections to keep her around. They’d like to find a new home for her in order to make room for some more lucrative horses in their barn. This filly has a nice athletic build and is going to look fabulous with some more weight and muscling!

Located at Laurel Park in Laurel, Maryland.

View Soft Landing on CANTER Maryland.

Beach Life. Photo via Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc.


Beach Life has been nicknamed “Marcia Marcia Marcia” by her connections, likely because this big beautiful redhead gets all the attention! Gorgeous as she is, she hasn’t shown any glimmer of being a good racehorse in her three starts, so it’s time for her find a new career she can be more successful in. With that nice shoulder and strong hindquarters, she certainly looks athletic enough to find success elsewhere. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s a sweetheart and sound!

Located at Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York.

View Beach Life on Finger Lakes Finest Thoroughbreds Inc. and on Facebook.

Art Vandaley. Photo via CANTER Illinois.

Art Vandaley (DISTORTED HUMOR – FUNNY MOON, BY MALIBU MOON): 2014 15.3-hand Kentucky-bred gelding

We’ve featured this stately youngster before and can’t beleive he hasn’t been picked up yet, plus his price has recently been reduced! “Art” has a great racing pedigree and sold at Keeneland for $200,000 as a yearling, but hasn’t been able to live up to that price on the track. In 15 career starts, he made a respectable $25,000, but that’s not enough to keep him in training. Since he’s been out of training, you can see in his jog videos that he has a little pent-up energy and sass, however, he was sweet and happy in his stall. We can see this gelding loving cross country and Seinfeld fans will love hearing his name over the loudspeaker!

Located at Fairmount Park Race Track in Collinsville, Illinois.

View Art Vandaley on CANTER Illinois.