So my friend that I used to work for exercising her horses just texted me. She is giving away her thoroughbred gelding, Compton. She bought Compton from a "rescue" (read "dealer") as a 7yo OTTB a few years ago. He was severely underweight, stuck in a 12'x12' stall seven days a week with no turnout and just looked pathetic. The guy leased the barn my friend was going to be taking over and had about 10 OTTBs. All were in the same awful state. The guy was feeding them one small flake of grass hay twice a day and most of the hay was moldy. Anyway, my friend bought Compton as a horse for her boyfriend. We retrained him from the ground up (he hadn't been touched really since coming off the track two years before) and turned him into a solid riding horse, but her boyfriend never rode him.
My friend and her boyfriend split up over a year ago and my friend recently moved and became engaged. Apparently she has decided that she doesn't have the time Compton deserves or the money to continue to have a horse she doesn't ride. So, she offered him to me for free, knowing how much I've always loved him. You have no idea how much I wish we could afford another horse right now! Compton would be perfect for my boyfriend. *sigh* Hopefully someday I'll find another Compton.
Sorry, just needed to vent/get this off my chest.
I have pics of Compton, but can't post them from my phone. He's a 16hh brown TB with a wide white blaze and he's built like a tank.
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