Joe retired from a successful racing career in the fall of 2014 sound and sane and ready to start a new job. Since coming off the track, Joe has had several months of downtime before being restarted with flat work and hacking on trails.
Joe has been schooling training level dressage and is being introduced to lateral work. He has three nice gaits with a fantastic rocking-horse canter. Joe has also been started over fences up to 2’3″ and has shown that he is brave and willing. Joe hacks out alone and in groups and has been ridden on trails and fields off the property. He has a great work-ethic and attitude under saddle.
Joe has never offered to bolt, buck, spook or rear. He is a very sweet and gentle horse who is looking for his forever home. He would love to partner with someone that is interested in lower-level dressage or jumping. He does require an intermediate rider with a somewhat independent seat and hand.
He is pleasant to have around the barn, stands for the farrier, clipping, and bathing. He is currently barefoot and has good feet. Joe has also done well in turn out with both geldings and mares.
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