Dave was adopted by Kaeley in August, 2016. Kaeley adopted another, Salem Witch, almost two years ago and came back for another! We can’t wait to hear how they do together.
Dave the Usher is a beautiful, 15.3 hand grey gelding who was born in 2011. He is a descendant of Distorted Humor, Storm Cat, and Cozzene and we feel it shows. Dave came to ATR through the Second Call program based out of Monmouth Park. He retired after 27 starts when he ceased being competitive and let his handlers know he was no longer interested in racing.
While Dave has pretty clean legs, he is very footsore currently, having arrived to us barefoot and short. We are going to try to get some shoes on him to remedy this as we believe he was trimmed quite a bit shorter than a fresh OTTB can handle when the ground is as hard as is has been here this summer. Until he gets shoes on and is evaluated by our veterinarian, we will not have video available, so please be patient.
Dave seems to be a very kind gelding, very quiet and “chill” as we say here. He stands tied for grooming and bathing and seemed to really enjoy his bath. He’s been very easy to handle and we expect will make a great addition to any barn.