Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
The only thing I would worry about is the fact that he's jumping already, at three years old. He shouldn't be jumping until he's at least five. Plus, the seller says he's raced before, most likely at two. He's been predisposed to unsoundness and he might not be ride-able five years down the road.
He is cute, though, and seems very sane and calm with a nice even trot and canter. He doesn't seem flighty or headstrong in the least, which is could be expected from an OTTB. I think he'd be even better with a decent rider. The one in the video was way ahead of the vertical, even at the trot and just took away from the horse. He's a really decent price, but again, you have the prospective unsoundness to consider.
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