Case was adopted in July of 2022 by Chelsea and her family in PA. They are excited to have him as another pleasure horse and partner for fun riding around and off the farm. We hope this will be the home that keeps him forever!
Case Crossing is a 16.2 hand, big-bodied, chestnut, 6 year old gelding who retired by way of Beyond the Wire in Maryland. This big guy only raced twice and sustained a tendon injury during his last race in 2020. He came to After the Races for rehabilitation and eventual rehoming, and returned into work in September of 2021.
In turnout, Case is a very submissive, playful, good-natured boy. On the ground, once haltered, Case is pretty wonderful. The biggest reasons he's been returned is he can be pretty cranky in his stall. For those of us who know him well, he's pretty harmless and it's mostly show. However, if you have less-confident barn staff or people in your barn, he may take advantage of them or intimidate them with his grumpy faces when approached in his stall, particularly while feeding.
That said, he really does well once haltered. He cross ties great, trailers great, and loves to be pampered and groomed. He is good for the farrier and vet and has no vices outside of his grumpy stall behavior.
The vet believes he’ll be able to go on to a jumping career, though not likely upper level. He is exceptionally quiet under saddle, even could be described as lazy. This big guy will probably excel in hunters or western pleasure, as well as any kind of pleasure riding. We’ve been riding him walk/trot/canter and over ground poles in the arena, and have even started trailering him off the property for long trail rides at Fair Hill. Even though he was wonderful, he’s not ready for beginners on the trail, but is a lot of fun for an experienced rider!
Though very quiet under saddle and willing to work, Case is still green and needs help with basics like bending and fine tuning his buttons, but he doesn't really put a foot wrong which will make him a fun project for someone to finish off.
Case is available now for $2,500 but to the right home. He will do best on a farm with confident handlers/staff or with an adopter who does self-care.