Foaled: February 23, 1999
Height: 15.3 hands
JJ came to Equestrian Inc in 2011 from TROT. JJ had a long racing career totaling 101 races with $119,533 in earnings. This FL bred warhorse has the sweetest disposition anyone could ever ask for. He is very nurturing out in the pasture and has become best friends with our other senior resident, Rowdy. In JJ’s recent years, his feet have been his biggest battle. The wet Florida summers have done no favors for his feet thus requiring him to be in front shoes part of the year. JJ always has the best attitude and is very patient for volunteers that are new to working with horses.
Foaled: April 24, 2013
Height: 16.2 hands
Fuji came to Equestrian Inc in May 2020 due to a suspensory issue on his front right leg. His ultrasound revealed desmitis to the branch. While never unsound during his time with us, we have done several therapeutic treatments such as polutice, linament gels, and keeping his legs wrapped when stalled. He gets along well with horses turned out although he prefers mares. One of his best friends is our miniature donkey!
Fuji was foaled in Pennsylvania and sold for a combined amount of $290,000 during his yearling year at the Keeneland and Fasig Tipton Kentucky Sales.
Once his rehabilitation is complete, he will be looking for a flatwork only home. He will require an experienced, patient person as he does have some quirks. He is still a tad head shy when brushing his forelock/ear region and he likes to chew on his lead rope or towel while wiping him down. He prefers to not have someone in or near his stall while he is eating as he gives us some glares. He has made monumental progress since arriving and we continue to make positive outcomes each day.
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Foaled: January 23, 1988
Color: Dark bay
Height: 15.3 hands
Rowdy had 13 starts but never came into the money. After his racing career ended he worked as a pony horse for over 20 years and we received him from Tampa Bay Downs. A pony horse is the one who leads the racehorse to the gate, typically they are ex-racehorses. Rowdy has some special dietary needs with his old age that consist of a high fat senior feed and fine chopped alfalfa so he can chew it without any issues. He still enjoys running in the pastures in his retirement (he’s not convinced of his age)! Rowdy is a polite pasture mate and teaches the younger ones the proper pasture etiquette.
Foaled: February 19, 1998
Height: 16 hands
Astoria came to Equestrian Inc in 2005. He was found starved in a very small dirt pen. Our founder, Glenda Smith rescued him and nourished him back to health and used him in our lesson program with kids. Finding out much later, we learned that he is the great grandson to the magnificent Secretariat. He spends his days swimming and playing with his best friend Lucky, our Appaloosa.
Foaled: May 1, 2000
Victoria has been with us since 2001. She is a very independent, beautiful mare that loves her time with the geldings. She is a sanctuary horse and will remain with Equestrian Inc indefinitely.
Foaled: March 11, 2008
Height: 16.3 hands
Tally came to Equestrian Inc in 2011 from TROT. He sustained a bowed tendon while in training and never made it to the races. It wasn’t career ending, so he is our spokes-horse and goes to shows to expand our name. He is a giant teddy-bear who loves attention. He also has typical thoroughbred feet and wears shoes to keep in proper condition. He is a sanctuary horse at Equestrian Inc. indefinitely.
Foaled: February 1995
Height: 15.3 hands
Lucky is our snowflake Appaloosa sweet heart. He’s been with us since 2008 after being rescued by a private citizen from a neglectful situation. Lucky was one of the kind spirited horses who gave children lots of enjoyment riding him. Now in his senior years he and Astoria spend a lot of time together swimming and getting into all sorts of mischief. We’re happy to see he still has spunk. He’s an easy going boy in his retirement.