787-426-0845 (Kelley; English & Spanish) or 561-308-2185 (Shelley; English in FL)Send Message to Seller
Adoptable Horses Description
Run Binky Run – 16hh, 2008 Florida-bred Thoroughbred Mare
Binky is a 9-year-old OTTB (off-the-track-thoroughbred) with 96 starts. She initially raced in Florida for her breeders 10 times in S Florida, then privately sold to race 6 times in the MidAtlantic, and then privately sold to race in Puerto Rico. She began racing in PR in October 2011. She was retired to Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare Inc on June 29, 2017. We appreciate her owner-trainer for doing the right thing and retiring her.
She had several issues when she came to CTA: a UTI, skin infection (fungus), hoof fungus and was worn and underweight. She also has cold, set osslets (so her ankles aren’t the prettiest), but she has been sound! In just the 7 weeks she’s been at CTA, her UTI is resolved, her coat is free of fungus, and her hoofs are clearing and look so much better. She’s put on some weight, too, but could use a few more pounds. She is on supplements for her coat and overall health, and to help her joints (there is some arthritis in joints due to age and racing wear-and-tear). She has been letting down from racing and, thanks to her delightful disposition, has adjusted well. She is able to be safely turned out with other horses (and she likes to run around and kick up her heels) and is easy to handle, overall.
Binky has been re-started under saddle. So far, she has done what is asked of her with a good attitude. One plus of having all those racing starts (and being claimed many times and being in many barns) is she understands the notion of work and figuring out what her handler / trainer is asking of her. She has a really nice walk-trot-canter and moves like a dressage horse. You can see she is a leggy girl with some chrome, which will help her get some notice in the show ring. Binky requires an advanced rider who can work with her and further train her, or an intermediate rider with a good trainer to help bring her along. We think she has the looks and moves to be a really nice lower-level dressage horse and/or a great pleasure and/or trail horse. She may be able to jump low-level, but intermediate and higher level jumping isn’t advised.
Bringing a horse home to the mainland States isn’t as difficult or expensive as one might imagine. We have returned many OTTBs to the States and are happy to discuss the process with you, including the logistics and costs (we get deeply discounted rates for rescue OTTBs). If you return Run Binky Run to the States, we will waive her adoption fee (the cost of returning her will be her adoption fee). Thank You!
Please message CTA: [email protected] OR call CTA: Kelley Stobie (English and Spanish): 787-486-0845 or Shelley Blodgett (English only): 561-308-2185
Western, Dressage, Jumping, Pleasure