You will never go unnoticed on this very unique looking mare! We first met “Dottie” a while ago when we were listing other horses for these connections and our volunteers fell head over heels in love with her. Dottie is in a barn with lovely connections who truly want the best for each of their horses and enjoy following their second careers. They are always very honest and forthcoming with any and all info they can provide about any of their horses. When you get a horse from them, you know you are getting a horse that has been impeccably cared for and correctly handled and managed, making it much easier to transition them to off track lives. Dottie was born with this interesting coloring and it is described on her foal papers. It will not pass on with breeding. The veterinarians have various theories for why her coloring is like this, but regardless, it in no way impacts her health or soundness. She is reported to be retiring sound and clean, which is what we observed. Her connections report that Dottie is a sweet girl who prefers a gentle hand. She is a very kind girl but can get nervous when people are harsh on her mouth. She is a good girl to ride and is sensible. They report that on busy mornings when there is lots of hustle and bustle in the shedrow, Dottie can get nervous and stall run. She has not exhibited this when we have visited with her and her trainers report that she only does this during busy times. This will likely improve tremendously when she is in a farm environment. Dottie has been turned out in the winter with other horses and has done very well. When Dottie is hand fed treats in her stalls (mostly peppermints) she will briefly crib. She does not wear a cribbing strap because she only does this when given treats and it is very rare-but her trainers want to be sure this is mentioned. We think a good solution to this is no treats in her stall! Dottie was very well behaved for her photo shoot and was unfazed by the cold rain. She jogged politely on a loose lead showing lovely movement. Her connections feel she could be a very successful in a sporting discipline for an experienced rider and we certainly see that potential in her! She has 7 wins, 10 seconds, and 6 thirds in her 40 starts earning over $75,000 so she is has a trying heart and athletic ability that will certainly follow her into a new career. She is by Purge out of a Signal Tap mare.
Contact: Polly Grabowski. 315- 746-0207 Text preferred. Please no calls or messages after 7:30pm!
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.