“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! He doesn’t love to be brushed and is a smidge girthy but we’ve ruled out Lyme or ulcers as a cause. If you can look past that/work with it, he loves to be ridden and is great under saddle (though still green).
He’s not expected to have any limitations and is just getting back into a riding program. He is 100% sound with no vices.
Rogelio is now available for adoption for $1500 until he gets farther along in his retraining.