Chubbs was adopted in February of 2017 by Susan and Bobbie in Arkansas. Bobbie will be bringing Chubbs along as a polo prospect to compete in the Retired Racehorse Project, and Susan and Bobbie will be using Chubbs as a learning tool in their polo school so students can watch the training process and enjoy helping him come along. We’re very excited for Chubbs and can’t wait to see him again in October!
Southern Go, or “Chubbs,” is a three year old (2014), 15 hand gelding that arrived at After the Races by way of Penn National’s New Start for Horses program. Chubbs was reported to have been too fat and slow to cut it as a race horse, and we believe it! However, he did have one timed workout on 12/3/16 which makes him eligible for the 2017 Retired Racehorse Project.
While this gelding is little, he’s not expected to make a kids mount anytime soon as he could be a bit full of himself at the track. On the farm, he seems like the average OTTB but we’ll still be looking for an adult adopter for this one until we get to know him better. Rather than a kids horse, we think he’d make a better choice for someone looking to do barrels, cattle work, polo, or other similar disciplines with an experienced rider.
Chubbs passed his veterinary evaluation with flying colors and is cleared to go into any discipline without limitations. Whether that’s cattle work or jumpers is up to his adopter!