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Where's Fredo (a.k.a. "Henry")


Where's Fredo (a.k.a. "Henry")




Driving Rain


17 h+






Dark Bay





The perfect combination of sporty, sensible and sweet!

Bred in Central Kentucky and nicknamed “Henry” by his breeder (Jill), this son of Tonalist (by Tiznow) out of Driving Rain (by Storm Cat) was raised with high hopes and excellent horsemanship and was a sweet, good natured horse from Day 1. After selling him at the Keeneland January Sale in 2019, Jill followed his career with interest, staying in contact with his owners throughout his brief career. After 10 races it became apparent that he was not going to be profitable as a racehorse, so he came home to Kentucky to learn a new set of skills. :)

After having 60-90 days off to let down and enjoy some turnout, he started his off-track training in June, first with groundwork and lunging over trot and canter poles, then with flatwork and lots of hacks through fields and trails.

So far, Henry has been straightforward and easy about everything. He lunges nicely and is learning vocal commands for walk, trot and canter. He has a floaty trot that continues to develop elasticity and suppleness, and his canter is the kind you can ride all day - uphill, balanced, and rhythmic. For a horse this big (17 hands+…and will probably get a bit bigger!), it is impressive how balanced and sure-footed he is. He picks up both leads readily and is beginning to learn proper flying changes. He hacks out in the fields and on trails calmly by himself or with a partner and has been popped over a handful of natural obstacles.

Henry hauls off-property weekly and is currently working on simple lateral work (leg yields down the quarter line, spiral ins and outs at the walk and trot) and collection/extension exercises. He has been started over fences and is currently schooling small courses of cross rails and 2’-2’3” verticals and should be ready for his first horse show in early September.

Henry was a barn favorite as a baby and as a racehorse and he is here at Brownstead too. He stands quietly in crossties for baths and for the farrier (he has great feet!), gets along with everyone in group turnout and has excellent ground manners (very gentle about taking treats, especially from young kiddos).

Henry did have a pre-purchase exam upon retirement from racing and was cleared for all second career options with no limitations or significant findings. An endoscopic exam showed evidence of a previous surgery to correct a breathing issue, but it does not appear to affect his stamina or athletic ability.

Henry is up to date on vaccinations, teeth, etc.

Priced at $12,500 PPEs welcome

Price to increase with training and experience

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