He may be a massive big boned guy, but he has the personality of a puppy. His owner/trainer showed us photos on her phone of Flat Leaver cuddling with her 4 year old daughter, including an adorable photo of Flat Leaver happily lying down in a soft bed of shavings with the little girl draped across him. She reports that Flat Leaver has a wonderful laid back, friendly and relaxed personality, but that he is also a very game hard trying horse. He has won 8 races in his 38 race career, with 18 in the money finishes — big hearted and game indeed! The owner/trainer says he is sound and has always held up well to racing, and she is reluctantly letting him move on to a new career because she has lots of young horses coming in who will take up her time. On the day we photographed him, Flat Leaver had recently lost a front shoe and was still tender footed from that, so jogging on the hard pavement was not ideal. But the trainer sent us a video she had recently taken of Flat Leaver jogging in the grass paddock at home, and even with the uneven footing we could see good movement, suspension and engagement from behind. Flat Leaver is by Flatter, a son of AP Indy, and he is out of mare by Pentilicus, who is by Fappiano out of an In Reality mare — very popular sport/jumping sire lines.
Price: $2000 negotiable
Contact: Amber Cobb 518-316-0089
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.