The groom raved about what a kind, wonderful horse this stunning mare is — and when a horse becomes the favorite of a groom in a big racing stable, you know it is indeed a great horse to be around. “She’s a peach,” the groom kept saying as we took down Joshan’s listing information. We admired the mare’s beautiful and solid balanced build and caramel dark coat, with the dapples just about to emerge. Joshan’s Giant also showed lovely fluid light movement for her jog video, with a low head carriage that seems ideal for the show hunters or for western pleasure. Joshan’s Giant is ready to move on to a new non-racing career, because after hanging out at the farm over the winter (where, we were told, she was great in turn out with other horses), she is letting them know that she just doesn’t want to run anymore. She is getting stressed in the paddock before races, although during morning training rides she is fine. An experienced rider is recommended for her, to help her settle and learn her new job. She is described as sound on old osselets, and wonderful to handle and work around on the ground.
She has a terrific pedigree for sport and jumping. She is by Giant’s Causeway’s son Frost Giant, out of a mare by Damascus’s son Ogygian. She also has good broodmare potential, since Frost Giant is a leading NY sire, and her dam has produced a stakes winner, and her second dam is a graded stakes winner, and her third dam is also a stakes winner.
Because of her balanced build and fluid long stride, Joshan’s Giant appears bigger than she is, and we think she will “ride big” — just like the mighty little horse who finished third at Rolex this year. So do not let her smaller wither height deter you from giving this gorgeous young mare with huge potential a serious look.
Contact: Marianne Manning 585-491-2391
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.