It’s a bummer that the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover can’t happen in person this year, but the two-for-one Makeover that will showcase both 2020 and 2021 eligible horses next year sure is something to look forward to. Plus, we’re not totally going home empty-handed this year since we have some cool Virtual Makeover events to look forward to this week including webinars, a virtual vendor fair, and a Makeover Master Class. Take a look at the full schedule here.
Oh, and of course you can shop the Makeover Marketplace for the OTTB of your dreams all week! Check out our three picks of the week below:
“Kind, attentive & brave gelding, which gives him the potential to excel in many directions. His training has focused on Dressage and Competitive Trail; however, he has also been started over fences and is schooling up to 2’. His level head would make him an excellent prospect as a Field Hunter or Eventer, and his eager-to-please temperament makes him suitable for a junior or adult amateur rider. He has both leads, but his right lead transition is currently a work in progress as he prefers to get into it through a flying change. We were planning on taking him to some historical reenactments this Fall, which is why you will notice a clip of us gun training him; he is literally bomb-proof! UTD on everything and microchipped. Big, strong feet. Has been approved to compete in RRP 2020 classes in Oct. 2021. Gets along well with other geldings. No vices.”
“The sky is the limit for this exceptional, athletic young horse. Tricks has expressive, correct gaits with natural uphill balance. He is soft in the bridle and incredibly comfortable to ride. Tricks jumps confidently around 2’6 courses both at home and off property, demonstrating tons of scope and natural jumping ability. Tricks has been cross-country schooling several times, including ditches, banks, water and more. He successfully completed his first event in July, and is being aimed at a few more in the coming months. He hacks out alone or with company. Tricks is clean-legged and has no known injuries. He trailers like a gentleman and has been off property numerous times. He is a serious prospect and would be ideal for a competitive home in any discipline. Price will increase this fall with further training and horse showing.”
“Barwin (or Pepper as he is known at the barn) came off the track in December 2019 without injury and went straight into retraining. Pepper has extensive groundwork and wonderful manners. Pepper stands tied in the cross ties or to the trailer without issue and hauls like a gentleman. Pepper is quiet and easy to work around on the ground with no issues clipping or with farrier/vet work. Pepper has traveled to various trailheads in Michigan and Ohio and has shown at BN level at a USEA rated show so far. Pepper is open minded and willing to try ANYTHING. Pepper is still finding his specialty, but is leaning towards polo or barrel racing. He is quick and very responsive to light cues. Pepper will travel extensively to trailheads and small shows/barrel races this summer with polo work to begin on the polo fields this fall of 2020.”