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Hush (Out Of The Silence) 15.2h and growing 2018 filly by a Candy Ride stallion) is pretty much as lovely and sporty as I thought she might be. Hush should finish out around 15.3+-16h.
There is a lot to like about this little mare (and that’s coming from me, who doesn’t typically favor mares).
First, she’s not mareish. She’s sweet, discerning and independent, but does like people. Then you have the fact that she’s smart - she is figuring out the barn, turnout, and her new life quietly, but you can see the wheels turning. It took about five minutes in her first post track ride before she figured out how to come over her back and seek contact. Check out that ride here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COszficqGSo
But the other thing about Hush is that she’s a fighter - not in the field, she’s quite independent and passive there - but last year she contracted pneumonia and really should have given up. Her trainer fought with her and together they pulled her through. At the hands of one of the best vets in the east, she lost a chunk of her right lung, recovered, and went on to race three times. She never hit the board, but she gave it a good try. Both the pneumonia and the removal of a portion of her lung are expected to have zero impact on her future career in sport. To contextualize, my vet knew of the procedure, and was like, “That’s cool, that also shouldn’t make a difference going forward.”
Hush can be forward, but she easily comes over her back and clicks around like a metronome in a nice frame. She has popped over a few cross rails and is brave but still figuring out where her feet need to go. Since July, she has put on a bunch of weight and sport horse muscle since the track and is turning into the gorgeous, flashy pony I knew was in there.
Hush is available to be tried in McDonough, GA. No off-site trials or leases. Asking $5500 to increase with training and experience. OR currently flexibly priced (until Nov.15) to a trainer headed to the 2023 Retired Racehorse Project Makeover.
Nieko is a saint. This horse is honestly one of the kindest, most honest creatures I have met. He is all try and will make a junior or ammy adult a perfect partner to take through the lower-mid levels of any disciplines.
He hauls, bathes, leads, and rides like the been-there-done-that kid that he is. I hacked him out in my big 20 acre field the other day and he took it all in stride. Deer? No big deal. Can't see his friends anymore? Whatever - what do you want human? Gallop up the hill? Sure, would you like me to slow down as we reach the flat part?
He is brave - jumped through my course without blinking on his third day here. He can lock through his jaw when he'd rather not use his hind end, but a quiet reminder to come into your outside rein has him bouncing over his back in no time flat. As he gains fitness with each ride, he gets better and looser.
Video of his first and second rides here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWWqJpWFnAc
Nieko is 16 - and like any working 16 year old, he would benefit from regular maintenance. To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing special that needs attention just regular hind end attention, proper shoeing, and joint care.
Nieko has no show record. If he's here long enough, we'll change that. I have no doubt he'll be the same saint off-property that he is here.
Asking 6k and located in McDonough, GA.
"Snaps" is a gorgeous, petit ginger gelding who just came in from his race career in Louisiana. He was too little on the track and his connections decided it was worth retiring him instead of trying again - their loss, our gain.
This super cute guy came in a bit footsore, so we're giving him time to let down and settle in. He turns out great with a herd and has been a perfect gentleman since he walked off the rig. Walks on a loose lead, cross ties, grooms, fly sprays, and generally does all the good horse things with a super curious, lovable attitude.
I have no doubt that once we have his soreness resolved, he's going to pack brave kiddos through the mid-levels of any discipline. Daisy cutter enough for hunters, but brave enough for eventing, the world is this kid's oyster.
Located in McDonough, GA and priced at 4k during his letdown, to increase with riding and training experience. No off-site trials, trades or leases.
Tuck (Louisiana Bling, 16.1+ (and growing) 2018 OTTB gelding). Tuck is plain lovely - great conformation, breeding, bravery, and goofy personality.
He last raced in mid-March and has been a complete gentleman here. He ran his first Starter 3-phase at Big Cheese place in July and did super (he won , got TIP champion, and was brave and willing in warmup and in all three phases). He was also super easy to handle throughout- Hauls, crossties, stands, walks quietly on the lead. Undersaddle he is sweet and uncomplicated and will stand quietly at the Pour Pony bar trailer for any and all conversations.
Tuck is learning all the things and showing how correct he moves as his riding increases. He is simple and quite brave - schooling at ashland and poplar, he has not yet refused a fence.
Tuck is gaining strength and getting way more comfortable over his back after a lifetime of incorrect hind angles on the track. This is a process but after 6 months, we're on track to go and do all the things!
July 12 Flat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thHIlEtf2dM
July 12 Jump School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cSWv-lKjnU
Ride 5 here: https://youtu.be/O9FT8LeJd7g
Show footage coming soon.
10th ride xc schooling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64XHjI6MQvg
He can be a little bit grumpy in his stall when folks just walk in and move him around, but once he trusts you, he's easy and the track-based "hey get off my lawn" goes away and is replaced with stupidly sweet.
Tuck turns out well with others, though he can be a bit dominant given the makeup of the herd... and generally he is just enjoying learning how to be a horse.
I’m super excited to see how he progresses. He’d be appropriate for an ammy or a pro.
Currently priced at 15k and available to be tried or viewed in McDonough, GA. Price to increase with training and experience.
On-Site Full or Half Lease Only
Forrest is the OG Thoroughbred at this farm and my former upper level hopeful. He has competed through Training (keep reading, please) and is surprisingly good with beginners (though I am not). He’s a sidekick and the first horse that I would pick to ride into battle (thankfully not something currently needed). I owe this horse everything and he owes me nothing.
Forrest is available for half or full lease ON SITE ONLY to an intermediate or more experienced rider. I’m looking for a lessor for him who will show up regularly, love him the way I do, and give him all the attention and exercise he needs. He could pack a beginner around, but that is not this barn, unfortunately. This horse is capable of all the things - ride here, go show with us, hack out, have fun, hone your dressage, or work on your stadium courses.
That said, Forrest is an attention hog on the ground (treats are a no-go until you’re done for the day for a reason) and smart as a whip, despite his “hold my beer” tendencies. He will pack you around the lower levels at home, but off property or moving up in fences, he can be a bit of what I affectionately call a “freight train.” He has brakes, but you have to know how to enact them, pitch and pull and he’ll just keep chugging along.
If you’re a timid rider and have show goals, this is not your horse. Timid and want to stay home and practice?…maybe. Bold an ballsy and want to do any or all the things with us, fabulous.
Off property, he’s a bit of a beast. Forrest is sweet, but he’ll challenge the best of them to keep him in line and quiet. He’s not sensitive (usually he’s a huge workout), but he is reactive when he feels like it. That said, he is the bravest horse I have ridden - has never refused a fence - stadium or cross-country and has schooled through prelim with the occasional intermediate element thrown in. I’d rather him stay around BN / N but the talent is there if he is properly conditioned and maintained.
This horse deserves nothing but the absolute best. So if you want to ride one hell of a wonderful Thoroughbred and learn a ton along the way, reach out. He might not be for everyone, but hell, neither am I :)
Full Lease ($900 a month + vet and farrier fees)
Half Lease ($550 a month + 1/2 vet and farrier fees)
On-site half lease only
“Ranger” is a confidence building dream. He is not a “packer” persay, but is pretty damn close. He events through Beginner Novice, was 12th in the RRP Mega Makeover for his dressage score of 72% and is capable of building confidence and teaching folks the value of “forward” and “round” (without being an ass).
Ranger is owned by one of my students, who loves him dearly and has watched him inspire confidence and skills in a number of other students over the past two years.
Ranger is a total goober and smart to boot. He is brave on xc and easy around the dressage and jump arenas. Seriously, this kid does it all. He’s the same goon day in and day out.
Having a bad day? Hack in the field. Forgot your saddle? Hop on bareback. Really want to show? Run him Starter tomorrow and BN next month. There’s very little this kiddo can’t or won’t do.
Ranger is super as a “first thoroughbred” lease. He’ll give you the confidence to ride the forward horse, without shooting that confidence in the same day.
In terms of leasing here, we’re looking for intermediate to more experienced horse folks who are able to ride 2x a week and lesson once a week. Because I am not a beginner trainer and this is an on-site lease, I’m looking to lease to folks who have had horses before and have experience.
Half Lease ($550 a month + 1/2 vet and farrier fees)
Contact Aubrey for more info.
“Needles” (yes, the name stuck) is a stunningly put together goof ball. He’s an in your pocket, 10-moving, ammy dream. I say all of that and still part of me wants to keep him for myself and take him up the levels.
I first met Needles, and was blown away by his movement, when he was a yearling at Winchester Place Thoroughbreds. Turns out, lucky for me, he had zero - like zero - desire to run and also has a non-limiting ankle chip (rads available upon request).
On the ground, Needles is polite and akin to a sweet Labrador. He loves to snuggle and wants to learn all about his new job. Stands quietly for the farrier, super at the mounting block, and packed around like a pro right off the track.
He should mature to 16.3 or 17h and is going to give the big warmbloods a run for their money with his natural movement. Because he is a sizable, green TB who has minimal retraining, Needles is not recommended for beginners or nervous/anxious riders. Brave and sweet though, this guy should no be on the market long.
Needles is offered at 15k in McDonough, GA. No off-site trials or trades
Cheese Whiz is a gorgeous 16.1h goofball with plenty of scope for any and all fences. Cheese is compact and catty and loves to jump and has successfully run a handful of BN three-phases (and loves water) with ample ability to move up the levels.
Cheese’s story is a long one. The important parts that matter here (happy to give you the full rundown later) are that he raced a few times and found himself in a kill pen in Texas. Rescued by friends, he was properly rehabbed in GA and then came here last year for training.
Cheese is not easy or for your average rider, but he is 100% worth it for the right fit. The horse is ALL heart, and despite his effusive energy, he is pretty much always trying to do the right thing. Clear communication and patience are required, but the more you challenge him, the more he steps up to the plate.
Cheese will respectfully request all of your attention and meet you at the gate every single morning. He holds his weight well and turns out well in small or big herds. We recently had radiographs done of his feet, knees, ankles, hocks, and stifles and he has textbook rads. In October last year, we scoped him and found a picture perfect stomach. Lovable and healthy as an ox, apparently.
Cheese is being offered at 25k in McDonough, GA. No off-site trials or trades.
** Sold ** KODIAK is a 15.2h 10 year old American Warmblood gelding located in McDonough, Ga.
This pretty and substantial buckskin is learning how to be an eventer, but has plenty of trail miles too. He moves lighter than expected for his frame, and is quite responsive to aids. Kodie has schooled xc, jumps around at home and has done some small three phase schooling shows. Kodiak is still a bit green and wiggly (so not for a super beginner), but he is figuring out his rhythm and balance quite quickly.
On the ground he is sweet and turns out easily with an array of horses. Currently in front shoes. Can do turnout + stall or live out 24/7 quite easily.
Video from yesterdays at home school here: https://youtu.be/FiN1FuaHTCw
“Rhino” is one hell of a solid citizen. I always tell my students to go for sound horses with a stellar brain. I’m just sad that I don’t have any students shopping right now. Because, seriously, folks, Rhino is the man.
He retired from racing at the end of July and arrived late last Friday in mid august; on that Sunday he went for his first ride; he walked, trotted, and cantered quietly on soft contact. In his second ride, we did canter circles in two point and seated with no reins… because I could. He is that sensible.
Cowboys and girls take note: While I have plans to bring him along in the eventing world, I also think this kid has all the makings to be an extraordinary working ranch horse.
Let me add that Rhino was a VERY successful racehorse who ran well from age 2-7. His contacts never over-did it; never asked him to run in a less than ideal race, and retired him when he started to slow down.
Due to their diligence, this lovely beast’s legs are cold, tight, and he is super sound. He does have a “nubbin” on his right nostril from a stall accident years ago, it is perhaps not the most attractive attribute, but it is purely cosmetic. Rhino did have throat surgery twice for roaring and he ran that whole very successful career with the procedures. He won’t have a problem with cross-country, even at the highest levels.
On that, his potential is unlimited. He needs to let his muscles relax and is just beginning to learn to come over his back, but there is nothing holding him back from an intermediate or better rider who wants to do any and all of the things.
Rhino's second ride is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN_-cuNt8Zo
Currently priced at $6,000 to increase with training and competition. No trades, trials, or leases. Located in McDonough, GA.
Beans is pretty much the upper-level equivalent of half horse, half Labrador. He is the snuggliest horse in the barn and literally just wants his own person to love on him. (When that is his first selling point for a big, sound, low race miles gelding, you know he\'s over the top sweet). Beyond the ridiculous cuteness, Beans is smart and super polite & easy on the ground.
He had his first ride on June 1, and has since run a Tadpole three-phase, schooled a bunch of cross country fields including up to BN fences, water, banks etc, and soaked up a ton of learning along the way.
While his personality screams AMMY DREAM! his under-saddle persona has all the makings of a hell of an upper-level horse. He has a huge shoulder swing and ground covering stride. He is brave to fences and has three high quality gaits. That said, Beans is sensitive and forward. With a little time, maturity, and good training, Beans will easily take someone up the lower levels and make strides in the upper levels, but he is not for a beginner or inexperienced rider.
Curious how he has been restarted? Beans is the Ride IQ demo horse for their \"Restarting Thoroughbreds\" set of lessons.
Priced at $9500 to increase with training and competition experience. Located in McDonough, GA. No trials or leases.
Ricky (The name should be Micky - “Hey Micky you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind hey Micky…”but Ricky stuck instead… any who…) is an absolutely drop dead gorgeous, sweet, easy going three year old. She is easy on the ground and looks to humans for direction when confused.
We have her turned out with two other TB mares and she took no time finding her spot in the herd and making friends. We have bathed her, fly sprayed her, and hauled, and she is super about all of the above.
She moves like the Tiznow horses are known to move - huge and beautiful. Her trot is suspended and her canter is enormous and uphill.Her first ride post-track was green but well behaved (she is only three and still learning where her body is) but damn is she going to be nice when it all comes together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lvnXaywx5U
Ricky needs a bunch of groceries, but she is already packing on the pounds like a pro here and hoovering her alfalfa. Once she fills out and grows into her frame she is going to be breathtaking.
Currently asking $6500, to increase once we hop on and begin undersaddle training. No leases, trails, or trades. Located in McDonough, GA.