Simply stunning! Once gelded, we think that Canoe Club is going to make a fantastic sport horse or show hunter — and the gelding procedure can be done quickly and very inexpensively by the on track vet practices. Canoe Club’s owner/trainer says he is a good horse to handle and ride, with no studdish behavior or bad manners at all. He says he lets his young daughter handle him. He described Canoe Club as sound, and his legs are clean. We admired his excellent balanced conformation, great shoulder, hind end and neck. He posed like a polite gentleman, but he was a bit up for his jog video because he had just trained on the track that morning and was still thinking he had to show off. But we could see light springy movement even though he couldn’t trot out. We also watched a video of a winning race, and observed a beautiful flowing balanced gallop with a flat kneed reach — we think this could translate into a beautiful canter for any show/sport discipline. Canoe Club has been nibbling around the lesser placings in his races, with seconds, thirds, fourths and fifths, but with only 2 wins in 57 starts his trainer knows it is time to let him find a new career where his dazzling presence and looks will attract attention. He is by High Cotton, a son of Dixie Union out of an AP Indy mare. High Cotton offspring are becoming very popular with both eventers and show hunters, known for great brains and trainability, balance, beautiful movement and jumping ability. Canoe Club’s dam is by Tiger Ridge out of a mare from the Hoist the Flag sire line.
Price: $2,000 negotiable
Contact: Ramon Vazquez 585-355-1022
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.