The Silver Sniper, nicknamed “Kyle,” is a 4 year old, 16+ hand, grey gelding who retired through Penn National’s New Start program in September, 2017. Kyle was a decent racehorse, winning over $60,000 in 22 starts. After a couple slow starts, his connections decided to let him retire.
Kyle retired with a good bit of wear and tear in his knees, and New Start stepped up to get him surgery to clean them out. Surgery was done by Unionville Equine and his prognosis for a riding career is good! Kyle had a pretty involved rehab process for his knee but just got cleared for full turn-out in January. We hope to be putting him back to work soon, but he is considered ready for adoption to someone experienced in restarting racehorses and who has reasonable expectations for him.
From the start, Kyle has always been a cool horse with a very level-headed way of being. He should be suitable for all-around, fun pleasure homes or for low-level competitive homes. Time may prove him capable of more, but we’d recommend a PPE for anyone looking to do Novice level eventing or above.
Kyle is available for $1,000 currently to an experienced home. This will increase as his training does!