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!
We’ve got a great selection hand picked for you this week, EN! We know OTTBs are a hot commodity; fortunately, there are always plenty of them to go around. We sincerely hope that our weekly list helps a horse in need of a new home find its next owner. As a disclaimer, some of these horses tend to go quickly, so we cannot guarantee the availability of a horse. We try to pick horses that have been recently posted in order to give you the best chance of snatching one up. Good luck, and go OTTBs!
First up this week is an 8-year-old gelding going by the name of Fotografia (Western Expression – Picture, by Roar). This one will do well for those of you looking for a taller horse, as he’s in the 16.3-17 hand range. This big guy raced 25 times, hitting the board nine times. “Scar” has been a racetrack pony for the last four years and has recently begun re-training over fences. He’s looking for his new forever home, and he’ll give you a leg up since he’s already got some experience under his belt.
Check out Scar’s listing on Finger Lakes Finest here.
The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center closes during the winter months, so it’s getting down to the wire for you to pick up your next superstar from their barn. Meteor Shot (Kimblerlite Pipe – Meteor Light, by Belek) earned a shade over $34,000 on the track in 14 starts, winning three times. He’s had quite the unique life experience, as he spent time both on the track and as the riding horse of a tiger trainer for the circus! This guy is a 2005 model standing 15.3 hands.
Meteor Shot’s listing can be viewed here.
Lastly this week is one for all of those big red mare fans out there — we know you’re out there! Dancing Ruth (Ecton Park – Coed Ruth E., by Private School) is a 2008, 15.3 hand mare available for adoption through New Vocations in Marysville, Ohio. Dancing Ruth raced six times, not placing in any of her attempts. She was last raced in May of 2013 and has had the remainder of her time off, so she’s going to need some work with conditioning and building trust with her new person. She’s been declared sound with no known injuries and should be suitable for any discipline once she’s back in shape.
Visit New Vocations to see Dancing Ruth’s listing here.