Originally Posted by emzray21
I'm thinking of buying this thoroughbred and was wondering if you could let me know what you think of his conformation and if you notice any problems. He would be used in low level jumpers. I have not been out to see him but his trainer says he can jump four foot. Price Reduced: Matty's G Force
Also, if anyone has had any experience adopting from CANTER or experience with adopting a race horse it would be helpful!
If the horse is listed by a trainer then it is not an adoption. You are buying a Canter horse right from the trainer. You have to go to the back stretch to look at the horse. You won't be able to ride it and your decision will be made by watching a horse trot up and down a line. Most trainers will let you do a PPE exam. But don't bother calling the trainer or setting up an appointment if you are just looking still. Be prepared to bring cash and if possible a trailer when you go to look. If you can take the horse that day you can negotiate the price. Or after a PPE exam that weekend. Be prepared to make a decision quickly because the trainer wants the horse gone, usually because the horse isn't making any money and they want to free up a stall. Also plan to go before noon to look at the horses and line up several horses to look at. And BRING A TRAINER with you. They will be able to see things that you might not.
I bought my horse from a trainer that was listed on Canter in Feb. If this is your first OTTB coming right off the track or you are a beginner, I would not recommend it. Unless you are prepared to have a trainer help you. Really help you. I would recommend buying the book from New Vocations to help you understand what is involved with getting a horse off the track. Please feel free to message me if you have questions.