Thoroughbred Gelding, Registered


DOB: 2011 Height: 16.2 H Location: Montgomery County

Suitable Discipline(s):
Companion, Therapy
Rider Suitability:
N/A (Companion Only)
Handler Suitability:
Intermediate, Advanced

Additional Information

Stan is a true sweetheart. He is a big, beautiful OTTB gelding and has a huge heart to match. He stands at 16.2 HH tall and is truly a magnificent boy. He is sweet, willing and easy. He is very friendly and loves his humans. He came off the track and has been with his current owner for five years. He is looking for a companion only home, or a home that would provide him with fun activities such as Liberty work or non-riding therapy work. His owner would prefer him to stay in Maryland but would be open to out of state for the right person. This guy is going to make someone a lovely horse to enjoy and spend time with.

Stan was sadly diagnosed with advanced Low Ringbone in his front right. He also has some Bone Spurs. His owner has tried injections, shockwave and light therapy to make him more comfortable. He sadly will not become sound enough to ride. He is currently taking one Bute a day as needed. He is pasture sound but not sound or comfortable at the trot at all. This doesn’t however stop him from having a play in the field with his friends. Somebody that decides to take him on may wish to invest in helping him to be more comfortable as time progresses. Ringbone is a degenerative issue that cannot be cured. It can be managed through pain medication and various therapies.

Stan is otherwise in great condition. He’s in good weight and muscle tone. He is bright and alert. He wears front shoes. He does have a very slight clubfoot on his front left. His owner mentioned that sometimes he will nip and play if you engage with activities around his mouth/face. We did not see any sign of that during our assessment. He was kind and gentle. He was a true pleasure to spend time with. He was easy for haltering, catching, leading, crossties, grooming, picking feet etc. His owner did mention that sometimes he does become a little up and has reared in the past.  This is why she had mentioned than an intermediate to advanced handler might be suitable. We will say however he was very calm and steady for the whole time that we were with him. Of course, he is still a thoroughbred.

We enjoyed seeing Stan in the arena with his owner. He lunged at the walk and trot, although not sound at the trot. He followed her and enjoyed wandering around the ring walking over various poles and other activities. You can see that he likes to engage with people and enjoys having some quiet work. He clearly loves to please and enjoys praise when he’s a good boy. He has an awesome personality and character.

Stan is up to date with his vaccinations, Coggins, dental work and Farrier. His owner will provide medical records, including X rays, to fully screened applicants that she connects with. He would be completely fine with 24 hour turn out with appropriate shelter. He is equally fine with partial stall time. He is very easygoing and laid back. He is fine with mares or geldings.

Jockey Club; Hy Land Warrior – 6 Starts, 1 Win, Career Earnings – $29,200