Comprado, lovingly called Zoolander or Zoo for short, is a handsome 2001, 16h registered Thoroughbred gelding. Zoo would be great in a home with an intermediate rider looking to enjoy some pleasure riding in the ring or even dabbling in some small shows. He’d also make an excellent companion for any equine. Zoo was last raced in 2006 and taken in by his current owner in 2007. Over the years with his owner, he moved a lot and made his way from Ohio to Georgia to Indiana, and finally to Maryland 3-4 years ago. During those years, he was worked with extensively on the ground and also ridden in some low level h/j shows. Zoo sustained an injury to his right hind meniscus in 2009, but it healed well. The only lingering effect is a slight toe drag when out of shape, but he’s completely sound when conditioned. With some consistent work, he has the potential to get back into some shows and possibly even over small fences. Zoo is submissive in the herd and gets along with both mares and geldings. He’s good in a stall, but could live outside 24/7 with proper care. He stands well for the vet and farrier. Ties, bathes, stalls, loads, and LOVES to be scratched! Zoo does crib, which is controlled with a collar in the stall. He doesn’t require a collar when turned out on grass. His owner will have an updated Coggins pulled on him prior to placement and he will go to his new home with all of his winter blankets. This boy is truly full of personality. He’s very interactive and curious, and seeks out attention from everyone who approaches him. Consider giving this boy a great home and inquire about him today!
December 2019 Update: Zoo’s owner says he’s being used in lessons practicing low-level dressage and jumping small crossrails and has been doing very well!
January 2020 Update: Zoo was ridden by a trainer and she said he was an absolute superstar! On the flat and over a short 2 foot course, she said he is an honest and point-and-shoot ride.
March 2020 Update: The following is a video of Zoo being ridden by a confident beginner rider. He’s quiet, willing, and takes good care of his rider! You can also see he’s good with dogs!