Whichever way you spell it, a wow is a wow — and this total sweetheart may not be much of a racehorse, but she is a wow mover with a great quiet temperament who can excel in the show hunter ring. We first listed Wow when she was an unraced two-year old, and her trainer at that time realized she was showing no racing aptitude but had excellent show horse potential (that trainer had a H/J background). But another track trainer bought her, hoping that he could make her into a racehorse, but after 17 starts between him and her current trainer with but a single placing to her name, the astute prediction of her original trainer has proven true — while Wow is just not racehorse material, she has unlimited potential for a show career. Wow has all the attributes that people are looking for – she is very sweet, quiet, levelheaded with an unflappable temperament, sound, and with nicely balanced conformation. Our write up from two years ago, based on an extensive interview with her then trainer (the one with a H/J background) reported that Wow has a bombproof sensibility, wise beyond her years, one of the most pleasant demeanors of any horse that big and active track barn had ever had, and nice to ride and train — a horse “who always makes the right choices.” The current contact person for Wow, who handles her and helps her current trainer (who speaks limited English) reports that Wow is not happy in the confined track environment where she does not get turnout, and she stall walks. But with her previous trainer, who kept her at his farm and shipped in to train and race, where Wow got to enjoy turnout, she never stall walked or showed any vices — and she kept much better weight. Based on this information we think that once out of the track environment, able to once again enjoy turnout, Wow will quickly put on weight and fill out and will look and ride bigger than her 15.3 stature. Indeed, when we listed her two years ago, she was plump with a good topline and looked much bigger. Wow was happy to post for us and enjoyed the attention, and she politely jogged for her video, showing off a lovely flowing trot and a big overstep at the walk. Her movement had all of us imagining her in the hunter ring, she would make an awesome children’s hunter — but she has no imitations for any new career. Wow is sired by Shimmering Forest, who is from the Unbridled’s Song sire line — and who has offspring who are showing great jumping aptitude in eventing and in H/J arenas. Her dam is by Fusaichi Pegasus.
Contact: Shayla McCLung (contact for current trainer): 585-710-3633 (text preferred)
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