Current assessment and status: Would consider a home with OTTB experience.
New arrival – Bergie is a 5 year old OTTB ( Trufflesberg ).
Bergie is a 5 year old 16hh OTTB and she isn’t your typical redhead mare! She loves attention and being brushed all over, and is very sweet with other horses of all types/ages. Bergie last raced in summer of 2020 and reportedly retired sound after a fairly successful racing career due to a breathing issue. This makes her unsuitable for upper level show careers, but we think she is a great prospect for any low level discipline. She is clean legged, built really nicely and is a quick-study and brave. That being said, when something does frighten her she can have a big reaction, but is steadily gaining confidence and becoming less reactive. Because of this, we recommend her as a project for an advanced rider working with a professional trainer, or to an adopter with experience restarting OTTBs off the track. We have mostly focused on letting her down and groundwork, but she is lunging well under tack and we’ve ridden her lightly at the walk. She is eager to learn and wants a job and a person of her own!