Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
I think he'd be worth a look- but with an OTTB keep in mind that he does need to be rested, let out to be a horse for awhile. No working, no riding, lots of ground manners. I leased an OTTB who'd been put into training and working after a very, very short rest. She was dead broke and bomb proof under saddle, but neurotic in the stall, couldn't be put out into the pasture (she'd hurt herself on absolutely anything) and though that could've just been 'her' I do think she'd have been a bit more... competent if she'd been given more time off. Not to mention the fact that she had lots of tendon issues that could have been at least partially prevented.
Though it seems like that's what you intend to do, I just wanted to put extra stress on it.
For what you want to do he looks like a nice horse, the long legs will make him comfy to ride, just make sure you get him thoroughly vetted by your vet that you trust before taking him home.