Please read entire ad before inquiring. Updated 12/12/2016
Otto Shootie "Lazarus"
DOB: March 28, 2012 (4 years)
Beautiful 16.3h Bay Thoroughbred Gelding.
This horse is bred very nice and has good names in his bloodline.
Pulled off the track beginning of September. Last race 9/3/2016. I bought him about a month after he was pulled.
He has a wonderful mind and beautiful movement. He is broke walk/trot, I have not personally cantered him as our round pen is too small for him to get up any faster.... (read more) He goes both directions, stops, and backs. However he is quite lazy and prefers just to walk around, which is exactly what you'd look for in a trail horse. He is a really gentle gelding and a super super sweet horse. I would keep him to trail, however I bought him with full intent to resell. He always wants to know what your doing and be right up in your business, lay his head in your chest type horse. He is a giant baby.
New update: A few days ago we hauled him out for a physical exam (Noticed something minor, yet possibly concerning. Which I can explain further if you are interested) He passed every part of the soundness exam except for the flexion tests. His rear end is 100% sound, However not entirely on the front end. He had an old injury to his Left front, which wouldn't of affected him now if they would have permanently pulled him off the track, unfortunately they layed him up for 4 months and then continued to race for another several months. When he was no longer performing up to their standards they then chose to permanently pull him.
He has limited range of motion in the front fetlock joints. Not so much on the right, but on his left it is worse. He possibly has some mild arthritis. The vet said he is completely sound to go ride the trails or ride around the house. He just cannot do any strenuous work (barrels, poles, jumping) Basically no performance sports. He is being put on MSM, which will help and the vet said with adequan injections he could possibly do flatwork (low level dressage for example). It really all depends on the horse and how he handles things.
Please only contact me if you are truly interested in this gelding and can provide him the love and care he deserves. I will be very picky where he goes as I do not want him ridden into the ground. He is going to make someone a phenomenal horse. If I end up with more time and appropriate funds I will be keeping him after January. I will ask that you have vet and farrier references, If you cannot provide these for me do not inquire on him.
I am asking 800$ for him and I will ask first right of refusal if you go to sell. I do not want this horse passed around from person to person.
I am currently selling him as grade, but his papers are 100% obtainable through the Jockey Club, I just do not wish to go through the process of getting his papers considering I am not keeping him at the moment.
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