This big, solid guy with an uphill build, great temperament, and fabulous movement left us oohing and aahing. A favorite of his owner/trainer, she says he has a great temperament, is always a gentleman, and turns out well with others on the farm. Two years ago, he had a fractured coffin bone, and she gave him lots of rest time until he was fully recovered and vet cleared to do anything, including racing. He has come back to the races this year and stayed sound, improving his performance in each of his 5 starts. He does wear a bar shoe for extra support, but her farrier thinks he may not need it for disciplines less strenuous than racing. Old School is a beautiful mover, showing off a trot with floaty suspension, cadence, lightness, and toe flicking reach. We think he could excel in dressage. He is a three-quarter brother to million dollar stakes winner Silver Wagon, and he has top jumping sires Cox’s Ridge and Damascus close up in his pedigree. This horse is a seriously fancy prospect, so please do not let his old, fully healed injury deter you.
Price: $1,000 negotiable
Contact: Donna Bireta 585-281-3058
Race Record and Pedigree: http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=8856243®istry=T
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.