Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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Adoptable Horses Description
NOT TOO SHABBY – a 4y, chestnut 15.2hh,
Virginia-bred OTTB Gelding with 27 starts
Not Too Shabby retired from the track and entered CTA in late April 2017. He retired due to chips in both knees (his connections didn’t wish to invest in resting him for the time he would need, so decided to retire him). He was rested about a month and then began round-pen and other groundwork and light trail-riding. He was adopted quickly to a young woman at a jumping stable with the agreement that he was still resting and rehabilitating, and should be given more rest, followed by very slow easing into training and limited jumping heights to lowest level. It appears he was given too demanding a training and jumping regime too quickly and, because he is eager to please his rider, came out sore. So, CTA took him back. We are focused now on resting him and helping him regain the weight he lost at the jumping stable.
We absolutely know Not Too Shabby will make an excellent riding horse. Due to knee issues, he shoudn’t be adopted with the intent to jump (though he could do ground poles, cavaletti and, perhaps in time, lowest level jumping as a lesson and/or lower-level show horse). He would make an excellent pleasure and/or trail horse as he has a low-key demeanor and really good mind. He needs time to rehabilitate and regain weight, and, with training and time to learn his new job, he could be a great horse for teens and adults at the intermediate level with a trainer (provided jumping is limited or avoided).
Not Too Shabby is beautiful and kind, and he has a great personality. He gets along with other horses and people well, stands in the cross-ties like a champ, behaves well with the farrier, and doesn’t have any vices.
Video of Not Too Shabby’s 1st turnout in paddock: https://youtu.be/SLVMhWpcXho
Western, Dressage, Hunt, Pleasure