"Jet Set Vinny"
Vinny was adopted by his Foster, Molly!
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Jet Set Vinny
Turning 10 in April - 16.2 HH Bay Gelding
$1,500 Adoption Fee (will increase quickly with training)
Retired sound after a very long successful career, $340k earnings
by Vindication / Seattle Slew x Copelan / Tri Jet / Private Thoughts
Vinny is a true "War Horse". He ran 75 races earning $340,000 during his career, running from the time he was 2 years old until two weeks ago at the age of 10. Vinny retired sound with some wear and tear (as expected), but for a horse to hold up to a career for that long and be as sound as he is, those are the ones that stay sound for a very long time. Those are the ones I want! I know I will never ask my horse to do anything half as tough as racing so if a horse can make it through a long racing career, they have my vote! Vinny does have front splints and an old broken splint bone that healed and has not bothered him. He has no other known issues. He just arrived last week to be in the PARR Program so we can help him find a new home.
Vinny so far seems to be sensible, kind, and knows his job. He could benefit from some time to just be a horse, enjoy turnout, and learn how to adjust to a life away from the track. Horses like him are used to having a routine and a job, so he would probably be happiest if he had some type of program while he unwinds. That could be ground work, hacking around the farm, trail riding etc. He is suitable for a career doing anything, but giving him the chance to show you what he enjoys can benefit both him and his new owner. Vinny is at the foster farm in Harrisburg, PA. Our vet is happy to do a pre-purchase exam or take x-rays (at buyers expense) at a discounted rate for approved PARR adopters!
**March 2016 Updates from His Foster**
Vinnie is currently being fostered by one of our approved foster homes nearby (Harrisburg, PA 17112).
He is adjusting to turnout nicely, he is well behaved and calm, lovely under-saddle and we are told nothing bothers him. He is not spooky, was great being ridden in an indoor ring with four other horses, and acts like a total gentleman under tack. He is VERY sweet, but does not enjoy grooming (yet). He had a very long track career so grooming may have become a rushed, non-enjoyable time so it may take him a little time to adjust and come to realize grooming is a great thing. He gets nippy but we anticipate that to improve over time, as it typically does while OTTB's adjust to their new lives. He loads, and hauls well. Kind eye, enjoys kisses, loves standing out in the sun in his paddock, and seems like a really nice all around amateur-friendly guy! He is gaining weight and muscle, is 16.2 HH, and should fill out nicely. Uphill build, could be a lovely event-type.
Teeth Scheduled for Float
Has Front Shoes Now
Current Living Situation:
Turned out nearly 24/7 (in during poor weather), is quiet in turnout, goes out next to other horses.
Eating 2x Daily: 3 Qts Buckeye Nutrition Cadence Ultra Pellet, Soaked Beet Pulp, Timothy/Grass Hay
pedigree: click here
race record: click here
Please fill out our application online to inquire. Www.paracehorse.org and click on Horses - Online App. Horse is located in harrisburg pa at private farm. Send us a PM or email to firstname.lastname@example.org for serious inquiries.
Contact us for more info by sending a Private Message through our Facebook Page (here)
or by Sending an E-Mail at ParrListing@aol.com
You must fill out our online application, with references included, to be considered for adoption.
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Important Note About Meeting / Trying PARR Horses
PARR horses are not in active programs, they are waiting for their new homes to start their new jobs. They are often ridden once for a video and hanging out in field, stall at track, or being turned out at a foster farm the remainder of days while they wait to be adopted. Therefore, we do not allow PARR horses to be tried(ridden) for the best interest of the horse and liability risks for the owners, connections, trainers, etc. If a horse is new off the track, we may only adopt to an experienced rider, or capable rider working with a trainer. They will need to return to a program typical of a horse that is either just off the track or getting back into shape, from the ground up with your training methods. Most live at private farms that do not have arenas/riding areas. If we are able to haul a horse over to an indoor ring for an under saddle video we will, but that is dependent on the horse, schedule of foster home, and availability of a facility with an arena or place to ride. Shipping into a farm costs ring fees and sometimes expecting to pull a horse out of a field, haul them to a new place, hop on and expect them to knock our socks off is a lot to ask of a horse....but some of them do just that and those are the ones that sell fast, especially to those looking for great show-prospects for themselves or to bring along and sell down the road as an investment project. We can set up
appointments for you to meet the horses, see them move freely (or jog in hand), and vettings are welcome.
Contact us to inquire. ParrListing@aol.com