Success Story – Adopted August, 2019
Bosco returned to Safe Harbor from an adopter who could no longer provide care due to personal health reasons. Bosco had not been ridden in more than six months, so he is currently receiving a groundwork refresher and being legged back up under saddle.
Bosco had a racing career that lasted 7 years, and he won more than $58,000 on the track. As many Standardbreds do, he went from racing to an Amish family as their means of transportation. This means he is safe to be around and has seen just about everything that life has to offer!
As a former driving horse, Bosco is a very “point and shoot” ride. He direct reins and knows basic rein and leg cues, which makes him simple and safe for a beginner to ride. That being said, he is the epitome of a “beginner horse” – he’ll test to be sure you mean “go, this way, because I said so.” Amazingly given his past, Bosco is sound with clean legs and has no special needs. He *is* a one-eyed wonder horse, having had his right eye removed several years ago. This does not bother him at all and it’s something everyone who handles him has commented on, because unless you make yourself think about it while handling him, you wouldn’t even notice. This cool old dude is GAITED and oh so smooth to ride.
Bosco has not been hooked to a cart in at least 3 years, but he could potentially go back to pleasure driving if an adopter desired.
BOSCO (RD888, G) Prior name: ENCOMIUM
|Foaling Place:||BIG ROCK IL||Color:||Bay|
|Death Date:||Embryo Transfer:|
|Markings:||STAR; LEFT HIND ANKLE LOWER IN FRONT; RIGHT HIND PASTERN WHITE HIGHER IN BACK AND INSIDE.||Parent Verified:||Yes|