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!
Seeking out ads for ex-racehorses who are ready to move onto their next careers is most definitely not the worst task one could be assigned. What is difficult is not picking up the phone and emptying our savings accounts in order to buy each and every one we find. Willpower at its best!
Our first OTTB this week is Pegasus’ Boy, who is featured on CANTER-Illinois. If you’ve ever followed racing, you’ll recognize the name Fusaichi Pegasus, who won the Kentucky Derby in 2000 and went on to sire this handsome four-year-old.
There’s just something about a nice-looking bay with plenty of white to catch the eye. Click here to visit Pegasus’ Boy’s page on CANTER.
Next up is a horse from New Vocations named My Friend Wes. Wes is also a four-year-old model, racing nine times before retiring. This one actually took home some prize money as well! What a champ.
Wes is looking for his forever home in someone who wants to bring him up confidently. He looks athletic and ready to go in any direction you wish (eventing, please!). You can visit My Friend Wes’ adoption page here.
Last, but not least, we stumbled across this handsome gelding from CANTER-Pennsylvania who looks like he may have some serious star quality. Retired sound from racing, he looks to have a lot of power in his build.
Click here to visit My Dream Catcher’s ad to learn more!
If you find your next four-legged partner here on our spotlight, we’d love to hear from you! Email Sally at [email protected] if you’d like to share your story!