Horse Stats
Name: Distant Islands
Barn Name: Gus
Age: 2009
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.0 hh
Color: Grey
Adoption Fee: $200
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 52
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $1553,434
Last Race: 7/21/17
Sire: Petionville
Dam: Tahitian Pearl
Other Notable Pedigree: Seeking the Gold, El Prado, Mr. Prospector
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2009 TB, gelding Distant Islands also known around the barn as “Gus”. Last Raced 7/21/2017 with total earnings of $153,434 in 52 races. He is sired by Petionville, out of Tahitian Pearl by El Prado(IRE).
Gus is a pleasure to work with. He enjoys grooming and bath time(which is a good thing, because he always seems to find a way to get dirty!) He has good ground manners and leads easily to and from his field. He is currently turned out with one other gelding and is definitely the lower of the two. Gus stands well for the farrier and is currently wearing steel front shoes and barefoot behind. He has average feet and we are continuing to work on pulling the toe back to help balance his hooves.
Undersaddle Gus has three comfortable gaits. He has been ridden in our indoor arena, but prefers heading outside on the trails. He enjoys exploring and has been exposed to lots of puddles given our recent weather situation! Gus is best suited for an Intermediate/Advanced level rider looking for a great trail partner/low level pleasure home.
Please consider this war horse as your next partner.


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