Anyways on to more important things. I have been horse shopping via the internet. Which makes me thankful for living in an age where we can shop for horses 24 hours a day and bascially anywhere we go thanks to smartphones! Horse shopping, even 20 years ago would have involved calling people and driving out to see a horse! Inconvient for a girl like me who hates talking on the phone!
So I have emailed a place that rehomes retired racehorses. (Weird, me looking at retired racehorses right? But once you have had one they get into your blood!) This is the horse I have emailed about. I am asking you kind readers for help with this one. Everyone seems to see all types of things that I tend to miss and for this I am thankful.
He was retired sound from the track in 2004. He went home with his jockey and was restarted as a hunter/jumper and has given plenty of lessons doing that. But they think he would be happiest and soundist if he had a job doing trail riding or lower level dressage or just being a pleasure horse. I asked about doing intro and training level dressage and they said he would do just fine, but he's just never been very competive at higher levels. They say that he would require chiropractic adjustments for his back and I am waiting to hear back more on that. She also said that he does occasionally spook, but loud noises don't bother him because he lived for 6 years behind a horse and hunt club and they were shooting all the time. I am also waiting to hear back about what kind of spook he has. Piney's spook involved letting out a big sigh, I don't think all horses handle scary things like he did. I am also waiting to find out why he has been there for a year...that might have some warning signs.
And now for some videos.
So please pick him apart and let me know what you are thinking...