We had fun watching this adorable and very friendly young horse play with his trainer. He posed perfectly for his photo session, showing off his strong shoulder, topline, and neckset that lead us to think he has excellent sport horse potential. His trainer reports that he is sound with no vices, but he is still growing, and gets stiff behind after he races on the hard track surface at Finger Lakes. We saw him three days after he had raced on a hard sealed sloppy track, and he still had toe grabs on behind, which were affecting his ability to push off his hind legs on the hard pavement at the jog. His trainer thinks that with normal non-racing hind shoeing, time to finish growing, and some turnout, he is going to be just fine. He would probably benefit from some chiro work as well. She says that he is an affectionate and playful horse, and as a three -year old he can get a bit grabby with his mouth, but he quickly stops when gently told no. Marshal Dillon is lightly raced, with only 7 starts, and he has an excellent sport horse pedigree. His sire Honorable Dillon is by Tapit out of a mare from the Blushing Groom sire line. Marshal Dillon’s dam is by Successful Appeal out of a Silver Deputy mare, so she is from the In Reality and Deputy Minister sire lines. Several horses that have excelled at the RRP and in sport horse careers have come from this trainer, and we can see Marshal Dillon following in their footsteps.
Price: $3,000 negotiable
Contact: Kathy Mastin 585-576-5138 (text preferred)
Racing record: https://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=10601760®istry=T&rbt=TB
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