West Virginia Equestrian Classifieds: Big-Bodied, Dark & Handsome 16.5h OTTB Gelding, 11 yrs

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Big-Bodied, Dark & Handsome 16.5h OTTB Gelding, 11 yrs

Birth Date: 2/25/2008
Height: 16.5 hh
Markings: Stocking, Blaze
Breed(s): Thoroughbred
Discipline(s): Athletic, Dressage, English Pleasure, Equitation, Flashy, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter, Hunter Jumper, Hunter Under Saddle, Jumper, Jumping, Longe Line, Money Winner, Performance, Project, Ridden English, Show Experience, Show Jumping
Color(s): Bay
Sex: Gelding

Date Added: 10/4/2019
Posted By: Kathleen Deringer
Clemmons,   NC  
Web Link: http://www.deringertalent.com

Located in Advance, NC, not Clemmons, VA.

After much consideration, I've decided to finally sell my horse. I am dealing with some chronic pain issues and sheer lack of time as well.

I have owned him since January of 2015 and purchased him from a trainer who had restarted him for about 4 1/2 months. Prior to that, he had been on the racetrack all of his life. He was born Feb 23, 2008 in New York and had 25 starts and sold originally for $22,000. His great great grandparents were Secretariat and Nothern Dancer. Here is a link to his Pedigree https://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Obviously_Tuesday# .

Here is a link to him winning the Aquaduct by a landslide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9woFaLMQGfA .

He is a very intelligent horse,and learns super fast! He likes consistent work, and a regular schedule. I have jumped him, but mainly do flat work now. He is very good at jumping though, and enjoyed it, plus never refused one. He can clear a 6ft fence (I've watched him do it), but I feel he is better for up to 3'. He stands almost 17 hands and is a big bodied War Horse. He works off leg pressure very well, knows WTC voice commands, but still needs more work on balance and carriage. I have mainly ridden him English Pleasure with some light Dressage work for bending, stretching, and learning to carry himself. We've trail ridden a handful of times but if you seek a trail horse, he will need time to adjust. He is definitely much more "go, than whoa" and needs no encouragement to work. He is extremely willing under saddle to do anything you ask of him. He truly has a Champion's Heart.

His trainer showed him in Baby Green Hunter Jumper when he was just off the track, and he did well considering it was hist first show, which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dkbkl6zzrmw&fbclid=IwAR0TgeLH2sB45llX7jX5M_nqkxaEl-GQq8oJvXoRo-0dbCjvLbSsrUPCa1c.

He is so smart and can learn anything...maybe too smart. He can sometimes be anxious, mainly in new situations, but, he works himself out of it. In my many years of riding and working with him, I have never been heavy handed, cruel, or impatient with him which is what he does best with. He truly does best with a gentle, yet confident and steady hand. Someone that can invest time with him and keep him working is the ideal situation. In all honesty, he is not a "pet", so if you seek that, he probably isn't for you as he just isn't "a cuddler" :-). He is a "get it done" kind of guy instead. "Just tell me what to do, and let me do it!" is more what he is about. He has never bucked, or reared with me, or anything stupid like that.

Here is another video or trot and canter in the jump arena: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFnN0g01f00&feature=youtu.be.

I have loved this horse like I can't begin to tell you and have given him excellent care. He is the horse that got me back into horses after not having ridden for 24 years. I am looking for a perfect situation for him now that I have moved him onto my land and will take my time in finding it. I don't have time or physical ability to keep him in work, or would not be looking. I ride him about 2x per week, and also have a teenage girl ride on Mondays who works with him beautifully! He has so much potential for someone that can bring it out in him. I am 55 years old now, and am just not that person. He is UTD on everything, (I've kept a book of all his vet records, wormings, teeth floats, etc) and he has no health issues other than occasional joint stiffness as many OTTB's have. He's got excellent hooves that the blacksmith raves about (plus how well he stands for him), and just wears 2 front shoes. He does best not being kept in a stall 24/7 as it allows him to move more, but has also been in situations where he was kept in a stall half-time, and even full-time. He does not crib, weave, chew or kick walls! He is great with other horses, dogs, loud tractors, kids running around, etc. He loads in a trailer ok right now (used to be great but can be hesitant sometimes), cross-ties well, lets you place fly-mask/fly-sheet/winter blanket with no problem, is fine with you working next to him cleaning his stall while eating, etc. He gets along super with all other horses and has never been the "alpha horse".

I have tons of pictures and more videos to share with truly serious people. I have been as honest as possible in this ad, because I want whomever purchases him to understand everything well. It will be one of the hardest things for me to do when I say goodbye, but I'd LOVE to know he went to good hands who would enjoy such a diverse horse. Someone that would love and care for him as he deserves.

I will only let him go to the absolute best home. PLEASE only make contact with me if you are serious and feel he is a good candidate for you! It's a hard enough decision, without having to deal with all of the emails of folks who are not serious, or who don't take time to read the full post. Thank you!!

I am not posting my email due to spam and fake buyers. You can contact me though my webpage link above if truly interested. Thank you!

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