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15.0 hh




Dark Bay




Prince George's County

*Owner wants this horse placed in Maryland or states immediately surrounding.*

Deforestation, aka "Wheels", is a 23 year old, 15h registered OTTB gelding seeking a home as a companion or training project for an experienced rider. Wheels was retired from racing in 2003 after 27 starts and a career earning of just over $14,500. When his owner took him on in his teens, he was used primarily for shows and lessons with more experienced riders.

Wheels hasn't been ridden in about 5 years. Given the span of time, as well as the fact that he can be a challenge to ride and his age, his owner feels he'd be best as a companion horse in his new home. However, his owner would be open to considering an advanced rider looking for a training project to bring him back into work.

Wheels is an easy-keeper, but does need his feed increased just slightly in the winter. He is currently barefoot, but his feet do chip and he can be ouchy on rocky ground, so he'd need front shoes if put back into work. Wheels sustained an injury to the inside of his right front cannon this past Spring (2023) that had to heel as an open wound. It is now healed, but there is a good scar that remains. Other than that, he has been healthy in the years that his owner has had him.

This pretty boy ground-tied for grooming and picked up all four hooves with ease. He trotted in-hand without an issue as well. Wheels is good for the vet, farrier, baths, spraying and loading. He prefers not to be stalled without buddies and is fine living out 24/7. He gets blanketed in the winter. Wheels will be updated on everything prior to him going to his new home. He will also go with all of his supplies. Let us know if interested!

Equibase Profile

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Experience Level Required for Handling:

Advanced Beginner

Experience Level Required for Riding:


Suitable Disciplines:

Riding HorseCompanion Horse (Non-Riding)EnglishPleasureTraining Project

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