Hi, this is Spartacus, a 4 1/2 years old OTTB. We saved him from slaughter. He wasn’t much of a winner in the track, and is one eyed. Definitely there wasn’t much of a future for him. We live in Panama and jumping and English style riding doesn’t have many fans. The idea is to keep Spartacus and teach him to jump and use him some day for schooling.
His last race was 45 days ago. We gave him 15 days of rest and started doing some ground work, and this weekend we rode him for the first time. He is doing great, a little lazy and laid back, but he is getting the idea that he has a new job.
I´ll be posting some pictures with his trainer the day we picked him up, a video of the day we left him in the paddock and some pictures of his first ride.
Would love to receive some critique about his conformation. (I know pictures are not the best but hope they ll give you an idea of the horse.
First dayu in the paddock where he stayed for 15 days