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Seven Years – 75 Races!

Cab August 2012Hey Elizabeth! Here is Cab after owning him for about a month, complete with his therapeutic boots and MTG. He has the temperament of a total sweetheart! My vet says that this is the kind of race horse that should be bred, since after 7years of racing, 75+ races he still has the legs of a healthy horse.

My only regret is that I didn’t buy him sooner. As you can tell these pictures are very different from the pictures you took when he was first posted. He must have lost a lot of weight after the track. I am glad to say he is gaining it back safely and as soon as I begged and pleaded for the best farrier in the state to work with him his feet are back on track too.

One thing I have to say is I am constantly amazed by his willing attitude, this is no doubt why he raced so long. I have had everyone from farriers to vets tell me that he surprised them because they were expecting bad habits from a horse that raced that long. So if anyone is thinking of taking a chance on an older horse, they should do it! If the horse is nutty, it would not be for sale through you!

I have owned this guy for four months and he is solid enough to put a beginner on! If it weren’t for me being a little rusty he could be showing too! He can do anything and I brag about that all the time, he has not made me a liar of me yet. Thank you for connecting us! Me and Cab are each others’ therapist!

Thanks again,
Cathy Smith

Elizabeth’s Note: The older horses who have raced a lot and still retire sound, make the best sport horses. You KNOW these off-the-track Thoroughbreds will hold up to the task, because racing is so much harder than most things we do away from the track.

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