It is with a heavy heart that this beloved pet is offered for sale to someone who will love him and pamper him as much as his current connections do. Rico, who has made almost $100,000 on the track, is not in his competitive years and, while sound, the deep, cuppy racetrack is taking a toll on his big, heavy frame and his owner/trainer is electing to stop on him so he can be fully useful in his second career. His flashy good looks speak for themselves but his huge personality can’t be captured in pictures! In some ways, Rico is like the class clown: mugging for treats, craning his neck into the shedrow for scritches and always up for some one-on-one time with his human admirers. His morning routine includes a stop at Aunt Bev’s where he has his usual: a serving or two of peppermints and the affirmation that he is a very good boy!
Over the winter, Rico was turned out with some of his stablemates, including a mare, a filly and another gelding who is the stable track pony. Ever the lover and never a fighter, Rico go t along with everyone and made full use of his hillside paddock with many romps with his pals and stayed fit and strong during his vacation.
He had his glory years on the racetrack and now it’s time for him to have many, many more glory years in the showring or as a permanent fixture in his new person’s riding program. It is important to his connections that Rico is not intended to be a flip project, and he will be sold with a contract and references.
Contact Lauren Linn 585-919-4376
As always, a pre-purchase veterinary exam is recommended.