“Opie” is an adorable 4 year old, 15.3 hand bay gelding that recently retired through Maryland’s Beyond the Wire program. He was trained and raced by a friend of After the Races and had a great start on life which shows in his in-your-pocket personality and kind temperament.
Unfortunately, Opie suffered a sesamoid fracture toward the end of his career but the good news is he has a great prognosis. He was sound for his evaluation mid-July and his expected plan is quiet turn-out til September, then full-turnout til October at which point he should be ready for adoption. Current expectation is that he’ll be able to do anything but the highest level of competition, which should leave him suitable for the majority of adopters!
While he does crib indoors (hasn’t yet in turn-out), we can’t say enough nice things about this horse. Opie has quickly become a barn favorite due to his temperament and love for every human he meets. He also came from great connections who continue to check in on him and even visit from time to time.
Keep checking back or reach out to get an update on Opie’s progress.