A good horse is a good horse. In the last couple of decades with the refinement of purpose-bred sporthorse breeding, much of the hunter jumper world has turned away from thoroughbreds. Why buy an ex-racehorse if you can buy something bred specifically for the job? Because thoroughbreds have a huge amount to offer. If you’re working on a budget, OTTBs can be an excellent option. They tend to be extremely clever, quick on their feet, and often hard to beat in jump-offs. Contrary to what many people think, not all thoroughbreds are hot and energetic; in fact I’ve had more than one that are quite lazy!
Check out some OTTBs for sale this week, located in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Maryland, respectively.
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Located in KY
TB, Dark Bay Gelding, FOALED MARCH 16, 2013
( NEKO BAY – REBINA LAKE, BY SALT LAKE )
He is a true professional. Very well behaved and a real affectionate guy. He rides wonderful. Not spooky.
Cali is an 8 year old chestnut OTTB mare standing at 15.3 hands. She has four white socks and a blaze with some light roaning as well. She is sound and has no vices. She would work best with an intermediate rider but is good with kids and has experience. She has been out of work for about a little less than a year because I am in college and no longer am able to give her the time she deserves. She has schooled 2’9” and has cross country experience.
Flip is a coming 9yo, 16+h TB gelding who retired off the track after 44 starts with $159+k in earnings. He’s been given a bit of down time and is ready for his new career. He retired sound with great looking legs. Flip has a lovely uphill build, rhythmic gates and a great work ethic. He is currently in the process of getting back into the swing of things after his transition from track life. He needs a bit of muscle but Flip is going to be a looker in no time. No vices. No unsoundnesses. RRP eligible.
Free movement video: https://youtu.be/qzTunpWBj6c
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