Located at a farm close to Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington, NY (near Rochester, NY). Looking for some Thoroughbred ‘beefcake’? This guy is big, solid and muscular all over. His shiny coat gleamed a lovely copper glimmer in the fall sunshine, but we were immediately struck by the solidness of very aptly nick-named ‘Big Dude’ as well as his sweet and friendly demeanor. Overall, he has nice proportions and balance, with a solid build, a long, sloping shoulder, nicely shaped neck, and great leg bone. A handsome, young, gentle giant. Hubba. Hubba!
His handler describes him as being very even tempered. But she said that if there is a commotion in the barn, sometimes it can rattle this youngster and he might weave a little bit in his stall until everything settles down. She also mentioned that he can be a tad “mouthy” and felt that it would be helpful for him to find a home that would be able to reinforce proper ground manners for him.
For his video, he showed us a lovely, relaxed, flat-footed walk with good reach. He displayed the effortless, classic ‘daisy-cutter’ hunter movement during his jog. We were told that he does need to wear corrective shoes behind. But we were unable to see any limitations for this Big Dude.
Medical Marvel is by Posse whose pedigree includes popular sport horse sires Blushing Groom and Hail To Reason- through both the Halo and Roberto lines. His dam is Rollicking Affair whose lineage includes popular sport sires Buckpasser and Bold Ruler.
This boy has never started, but we were told that he does have recorded workouts that will make him 2020 RRP eligible. He is said to be “good to ride”. What is exciting is that he is already well started for a smooth transition into a new career. He has been on a farm and turns out well with other horses. He is trained to lunge and we were told that he has even been lunged over ground poles (which he handled without any fuss). So he’s a big, sound horse with a great attitude who is ready to be taken in any direction that you might wish to go.
Big Dude’s handler said that this “neat dude” is one who “needs a job”. We totally agree with this assessment! But if you are interested in this cherished homebred, his owner will require a good home. References will be required and thoroughly checked.
Price: $2500 negotiable. To good home only.
Contact: Chris Progno 585-303-0527. Text preferred.
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.