Meet Taxwise, otherwise known as “Jake”. This handsome boy is a 2007, 15.2h registered Thoroughbred gelding seeking a home as a companion only. Jake was retired from the track in 2010 after 1 year of racing, 15 starts, 1 win and a career earning of just over $20,000. His current owner did some eventing and hunter paces with him before he injured his withers in roughly 2016, ending his under saddle career. Since then, he’s been living out 24/7 with both mares and geldings.
When we first arrived to meet Jake, he was a little nervous and anxious about being away from his friends. However, once his owner took him out and worked with him a bit in the outdoor, he settled right down and became much more relaxed. This leads us to believe that he would benefit from more regular and frequent handling. He seems to really enjoy interaction and positive reinforcement, so he’d probably love to have a job working on the ground, at liberty. This boy has a bright mind and seems very intelligent. So more mental stimulation would be a great plan for him.
Not only would Jake enjoy being entertained
Jake is a fairly easy-keeper, eating two meals of 1/2 scoop senior feed per day. He’s also barefoot and only gets blanketed when absolutely warranted. Jake should be getting his Spring shots soon. He’s due for a trim, float and Coggins, which his owner is willing to have done before he heads out to his new home.
If you think Jake would be a great new addition to your family, let us know!