Is he a Thoroughbred race horse or is he a Labrador puppy? He is a little bit of both if you ask us. If you love (and are looking for) the epitome of a quiet in “in your pocket” type, this is the boy for you. If ever a horse was misnamed — there is not the slightest bit of Scorpion bite in this sweet puppy dog! We are told that he is the perfect, friendly gentleman whether he is on the track or at home on the farm and in turnout. We thought he was completely adorable, cuddly, and friendly as he chilled out with all the volunteers, relishing the attention. While we were offering him some peppermints, we were told he is a chow hound who will eat anything- including donuts. And we learned that he has multiple talents, as he often enjoys playing ‘music’ jingling the chain that his trainer leaves hanging by his stall. He’s a fun horse with a personality plus. A clear volunteer favorite — indeed we had a hard time pulling ourselves away from him! He seems like an unflappable bombproof type — at one point a big garbage truck came alongside him on the road to pick up the dumpster, making a huge clanging racket. And Scorpion Dynasty never blinked and stood there like nothing was going on. He’s a beautiful bright bay, solidly put together with good bone. We all fell for his very pretty head and super kind eye. His owner/trainer recently learned that he has small chip on the bottom of his medial sesamoid on the left front. It has never caused any swelling or heat, and he has not been lame on it. They had noticed that he did not want to fully stride out for a few days after a race, so they sent Scorpion to their farm for a couple months of R & R. They recently brought him back to the track, and x-rays were done which revealed the very small chip. The trainer showed the x-rays to an equine orthopedic surgeon, who thought that if the chip were removed Scorpion could continue racing, and if the chip were not removed he could do many new disciplines without limitation since it is not in the joint and there is no calcification. The x-rays will be made fully available to seriously interested people, for you to discuss with your vet based on your aspirations. When we saw him at the track for his photos and jog, he was barefoot (his trainer says he has great feet!), and Scorpion Dynasty jogged on a loose-lead on the hard pavement, with no evidence of unsoundness and displaying easy and relaxed, light and lofty tail-swinging movement that we could see doing well in either the hunter or dressage ring. His connections are very fond of this horse and as he’s paid his dues earning $100K in his 30 starts, they want to see him placed into the very best of homes to start his second career. To show you that he is still full of heart and athleticism, he has finished 1st or 2nd in 4 of his 5 races this year! Scorpion Dynasty is by Dialed In, who is by Mineshaft, a son of AP Indy. His dam, Queen of Chicago, is by Artie Schiller, who si from the El Praco/Sadler’s Wells sire line. We know several people who have Artie Schiller offspring and they all rave about what great brains they have — they are reported to be smart, sensible, willing, good movers and jumpers. Scorpion Dynasty is a horse that anyone who sees him will fall head over hells in love with, and he is well worth doing the chip removal surgery to have a gorgeous great moving quiet and sweet horse who will then have no limitations. Turst our volunteers– we all think this one is special!
Price: $2,000 negotiable to the very best of homes
Contact: Dylan Clarke 352-286-7559 (text or call)