Precious Potato was originally adopted from New Vocations in 2014, but sadly because of his adopter’s health issues. he is once again available for adoption. The great news is that he is now a proven trail horse, has been to horse shows and attended Back To The Track night at Scioto Downs! Potato has done wonderfully on the trails and is smooth to ride. When he was adopted three years ago, he preferred to gait, but now he prefers to trot under saddle.This pretty gelding has been ridden both English and Western. He is not spooky and is very seasoned as riding horse, which is wonderful as most of our current horses are right off the track.Potato is the kind of horse that wants to bond with a family or person. Typically he is all business, but he does love treats!
Friendly and smart, Precious Potato is ready to ride off into the sunset with a fun-loving, adventuresome new rider! This impressive pacing gelding raced 163 times and earned $151k on the tough East Coast tracks. He was cared for and loved by a great trainer who adored him and wanted him to go on and learn a new “job” as a riding horse so he could be just as successful as he was on the track. When trainers have nothing but glowing things to say about their horses, it usually is seen right away when we start to ride them–Potato is just that and precious, too!
Potato has seen a lot of things in all his years living at racetracks and training centers… Cars, trucks and golfcarts on the busy backstretch. On the track he’s had to jog around and between water trucks, noisy tractors dragging harrows and screens, other horses working and going training miles and so much more. He’s been loaded onto a horse trailer and shipped hundreds of times. He’s stood patiently in the crossties on race days for hours, competing at tracks all across the country in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio and California. This guy has been there and done that, which is why he so effortlessly made the transition to be a great riding horse. Precious Potato has a wonderful personality and is fine turned out with other geldings.