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!
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s a great time to be looking for your next prospect. Who doesn’t love buying themselves a Christmas present with four legs? Whether you’re looking for a fun all-around horse or a prospect with upper level potential, be sure to check out the OTTB listings scattered about the web. Plus, you’ll have all winter to work on forming a bond and getting ready for the spring season!
Our first featured horse this week is listed with CANTER PA. This cute girl was very settled when CANTER volunteers took her listing, which bodes well for a horse with a good brain. Secret Skills (Aptitude – Adinatha, by With Approval) is a 2006 mare who stands 15.3 hands tall and raced 51 times, winning six times. She’s been retired sound and is eager to find her new home, hopefully with an event rider!
Click here to check out Secret Skills’ listing on CANTER PA.
This adorable mare, Wittle Wu Wu (Corinthian – Mattiebluebreezing, by Dixieland Band), is available for adoption through New Vocations in Lexington, Ky. She’s a 2011 model and is 16.2 1/2 hands, making her a tall and elegant prospect for her second career. This mare is unraced, a clean slate for her new owner.
Wittle Wu Wu likes to be the center of attention and is described as “incredibly fun” to ride. Click here to check out her listing on New Vocations.
Our final featured horse this week is Bellardo (Bellamy Road – Miss Valid Storm, by Valid Appeal), a 2010 16-hand gelding who strikes a strong resemblance to his sire, Bellamy Road. Bellardo raced 25 times and came home with two wins. He last raced at Thistledown on Nov. 16, so this boy will likely do well with some let down time in his new home.
Bellardo has some minor ankle rounding, but is believed to be sound for any discipline. He sure is a handsome man, and we think he’d make a great project horse for someone.
Click here to check out Bellardo’s listing on CANTER Ohio.