This is my OTTB Bo, race name and show name Omdurman. He is a 10 year old gelding by a Great British horse called Desert Sun and out of a New Zealand mare called Theatre Talk. He had 39 starts 3 wins, 8 seconds and 3 thirds with a career prize total of $51,455.00 AUD. He was a stayer and ran distances ranging from1400m - 2200m. He injured his front right suspensory around October 2008. He came back from that injury in May 2009 and 3 months later was out with the same injury.
His jockey saved him from the knackers with the intention of using him as a riding horse for his girlfriend, he went out into a paddock for some rest and recuperation. Fast forward 3 years, and he was still in that paddock and he had been surrendered in place of board to the property owner who is a friend of my instructor. She suggested that me and a friend take him on, see what he was like and sell him on, otherwise he was going to be put down.
I fell in love with him and paid my friend her share for him. He is one of the sweetest horses I have ever worked with. He is laid back, chilled out and honest. He has a few quirks... He is a windsucker and is really, really attached to my other horse, but I wouldn't change him for the world.
He is now mostly a dressage horse due to it putting less strain on his legs but he has done a little bit of jumping, nothing over 70cms but he seems to enjoy it and my vet has checked him over and advised that as long as he continues to not have any problems, he will be fine to jump. He also loves the beach and water, if his water buckets were big enough, he would probably climb in them.