Located at the trainer’s farm in Clifton Springs, NY, not far from the Finger Lakes Racetrack (Near Rochester.)
This hunky and gorgeous bay is an absolute sweetheart in the barn– he’s well-mannered and good to work around, turns out well in a group of geldings, and is overall a solid citizen. If you are looking for a true blank slate to bring along your way for your discipline, then Jose is a great prospect! Jose was broke to saddle and then started race training when he was young and showed a great temperament and aptitude for training. But he experienced bucked shins, and then was recommended for “tie back” surgery due to a partially paralyzed “flap” in order to compete athletically at his highest racing potential. Then, in short succession, the husband of his owner/breeder passed. So his connections decided to stop his training and bring him back to their farm to grow up and turn out, anticipating that when their life got more settled Jose could return to race training. Well, one thing in the human’s life after another, Jose has remained on the farm, never had a racing name registered with the Jockey Club, and has greatly enjoyed being a pampered and loved horse who gets to enjoy turnout and his pasture buddies. But his breeder/owner has to downsize due to her continued health issues. and she also knows that Jose has great potential for a career other than pasture pet. Although he had a partially paralyzed “flap” that might have limited a racing career, this should not limit a sport horse career. As you can see, he has grown into a gorgeous guy, and he is sweet and lovely to handle and work with — not a studdish bone in his body. He will be an even sweeter gelding! He jogged on a loose lead in a pasture with uneven ground, and was perfectly behaved, mellow, and showed very good movement. Jose is unregistered; his dam is Tough City Girl (Good and Tough/Carson City). Some of her offspring listed by FLF in previous years were lovely floaty movers who are enjoying success in sport horse careers. Jose hopes you will give him the chance to learn to do what his siblings are succeeding at!
Contact: Chris Nunn 315-374-1877 Text Preferred