“Rogelio” is a really striking, 2009 gelding by Defrere that stands at 16.2 hands. Like most Defrere babies we’ve had, Rogelio seems to be made of iron. He’s big, has substantial bone, and presence that makes him stand out in a crowd. Rogelio is also a warhorse, having raced 60 times and retired through Parx racetrack’s Turning for Home program. He arrived to After the Races at the very end of February.
Rogelio is beautiful, incredibly kind, and very clean legged for a warhorse. He’s also a nice mover. His sweet, eager-to-please temperament will make him a great partner for his next owner as well as an easy favorite in the barn. We know he’s a favorite here!
After our veterinary evaluation on March 15, 2017, we decided to give Rogelio more down time to finish letting down. He was re-evaluated on April 18 and cleared to go into full work. We’re very excited to get this guy into a program and can’t wait to see how he goes under saddle. Once the rain clears and our footing dries, we’ll be getting him started.
Rogelio is now available for adoption for $1200 until he gets into work (at which point it will likely jump to $2000+).