Mucho Mas Grande
16 and a smidge
ARRIVED AT ATR:
Proud Citizen X Run with Joy, by Ghazi
Much Mas Grande is an 8 year old, Kentucky-bred, bay gelding who arrived by way of Beyond the Wire. He is a true warhorse, retiring after 68 lifetime starts, his last of which was in October just before arrival. He is retiring as he's been less competitive lately, but is reportedly sound. As clean as his legs are, we'd wager he's made of iron.
Mucho Mas Grande is by Proud Citizen and out of a Ghazi mare. He came off the trailer a bit hot but has been settling down nicely with turnout.
Mucho has no vices and the only negative we can say about him is his right front hoof is tender. We know it's his foot as it blocked out nicely, so our vet simply suggested doing everything we can to help his hoof toughen up, so we're painting it with keratex and also wrapping him with magic cushion.
He needs time to let down anyway, which makes this a great time to help the foot in the right direction. Once toughened up, we don't expect this horse to have any hard limitations as it really seems like he's an iron-forged warhorse.
Mucho has been very well behaved for the farrier and vet and we expect long-term will do well with amateurs or professionals alike. He's available now to someone willing to continue helping his hoof along.