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Step to the Bank

RRP ELIGIBLE:

Yes

GENDER:

Gelding

HEIGHT:

16.1

AGE:

7

ADOPTION FEE:

$1,500

TOTAL RACES:

10

COLOR:

Bay

STATUS:

In Rehab

TOTAL EARNINGS:

$45,097

LAST RACE:

3/14/21

ARRIVED AT ATR:

7/8/22

LAST WORKOUT:

12/24/21

LINEAGE:

Bank Heist X a Dixie Brass mare

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Description

Step to the Bank is a 7 year old, bay gelding who arrived a few days after castration in July. He came to us through Beyond the Wire. This guy is by Bank Heist (by Maria’s Mon and out of a Dehere mare), and out of a Dixie Brass mare. He raced 10 times and won just one. He retired this year with a bowed tendon which has very little profile. It sounds like it may have bothered him on and off in training before it was diagnosed.

“Banksy,” as we call him, is a perfect gentleman to handle in the barn, to hand graze, and to go to and from the walker or round pen each day. He has shown no real studdy behavior. He did turn into a bit of a cookie monster when given treats so we initiated a no-handfeeding rule with him and his manners returned.

In spite of being gelded at 7 years old, he's now stabled next to a mare and is turned out with a miniature mare as well without issue. He is a very good eater and loves snacks (thrown in the bucket or on the ground), being groomed, having a bath, and being hand grazed. Right now he is alternating between getting turned out in our large round pen or going on the walker depending on availability.

Banksy has been healing very well and was recently cleared for full-turnout after he gets shoes. He has completed the acute phases of his rehab and is entering the phase where Mother Nature takes over (months of turnout!). Once he's out with other horses in a group, we'll be sure to update here with how he falls in a herd situation.

Banksy is a barn favorite with the temperament that a lot of people will love, but it is important to remember he was gelded this year at 7 years old. As kind and as good as he is, he'll need a good handler who can tolerate and correct the odd moments of silly behavior. Soundness wise, he should be able to go on to just about any discipline (other than perhaps upper level eventing - though he could surprise someone down the road). He just needs to complete his pasture time before starting back to work in the spring/summer of 2023.

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