This feisty young man is Jersey, a 5 year old, 16 hh thoroughbred gelding who arrived recently to the Santana Center after spending some downtime in quarantine.
He has no lip tattoo, so we don’t believe he ever raced, but we heard through the grapevine that he came from a private owner before he was dropped at auction. Since we don’t know much about his history, we have started from scratch to learn a little more about him.
So far what we know is that is a good boy with good ground manners, but sometimes needs a reminder about personal space. He has a lot of energy and will need lots of space and consistent work. He seems a little uncomfortable under saddle, so we don’t think that he has had many rides. The picture that came with him is of him jumping, and in time we think that he would make an excellent sport horse, eventing, or dressage partner.
Stay tuned for more pictures and information on Jersey to follow his progress!