Update October 2016:
FLF Hal remains as cute as ever but due to a barn fire needs a home ASAP. His feet are now in good shape and he is ready to go to work. Hal was just being brought back into training before the fire and now is waiting for his forever home. He has been around all sorts of heavy equipment and buggy horses and remains unperturbed by anything he has encountered so far. A complete puppy dog that will work hard to hold your attention, this sweetheart is hard to beat. He still canters/lopes on a loose rein with great brakes and loves a good currying.
Update June 2016:
FLF Hal turned a bright copper chestnut for his summer coat. He has enjoyed the winter off and has adjusted to group turnout. Hal stayed true to our prediction and is the type of horse that you could ride once a month and still have an easy going fellow. Traffic and trails did not change his relaxed demeanor. He will continue to need quality farrier work and to wear shoes all around. If you are looking for a horse that will always be happy to see you and thoroughly enjoys a good currying, this sweet guy will be ready to oblige.
Happy New Year! Jan. 2, 2016:
This boy’s New Year’s resolution is for a second career as a riding horse and beloved pet. He became an FLF project because he was too cute and sweet to resist and that has not changed. Hal has had a two month vacation, ulcer treatment, and is now starting
back into work. He is a very quick learner and eager to please. He is picking up on lunging with no concerns and has just started back under saddle. Its hard to believe his first career was as a race horse considering how easily he steers, bends and accepts the
leg. Hal is low man in turnout but loves horses and eating outside (he loves eating anywhere). He has no vices and is a real gentleman in terms of ground manners. With a trainer’s supervision, Hal seems like a good candidate for someone looking to enter the world of restarting OTTB’s. Between his sweet disposition and foxy little ears, he should wiggle into anyone’s heart pretty easily. He isn’t mouthy but just loves snuggling and having his head held. He is currently just a hair under 16h but has grown a 1/2 inch since arriving and is still slightly butt high. Hal will be adopted with a no auction/no slaughter/right of first refusal contract.
Price: $750 neg to best home
Contact: Carrie 716.560.5028
Update 10/23/15 – Well we couldn’t resist – Have Another Look is now an FLF project horse. He needed to leave the track ASAP, so we have taken him in as our own retraining/adoption project. He is now located at a farm in Portland NY, and can be seen by appointment.
When we went to photograph this striking young guy with his deep caramel liver chestnut coat, he was enjoying turnout in a grassy paddock at a farm adjoining the track. When the assistant trainer went to the gate to fetch him for his photo session, he trotted right up to the gate, nickering, as if to say “oh are you here to see me and give me attention?!” When she brought him out, he tucked his head into her arms, just doting on being stroked. By this point, our volunteers were completely in love with this sweet horse. The assistant trainer verified that he is a very friendly horse, good to work with. But he has shown little aptitude for racing, so it is time to find him a new career. She says he is sound, and we saw clean legs. But it has been hard to keep weight on him in the track environment, which suggests he will flourish when off the track, and can get ulcer meds and regular turnout. He is well put together, has an athletic build, and showed nice suspension for his trot video. His movement suggests that eventing, or dressage will be right up his alley. And he certainly has a great pedigree for sport. He is from the coveted Deputy Minister sire line, and is by a mare by Montbrook, a grandson of the great Buckpasser, with Blushing Groom on the dam side. Have Another Look is quite the bargain for a young, athletic, kind, and handsome young horse!
June 2016 Photos: