Bay mare with stripe, snip, and white coronet sock on right hind
Registered with Jockey Club as Ritzyrags
Raced in Colorado and in Arizona with 15 starts winning $32,000
Last race was August 2017, she has been off the track for approximately two years
Available to adopt through CANTER Colorado
15.2 1/2 hands tall, measured with a stick and level
Good for vet and farrier
Bathes, loads, rides English in the arena and on trails
$1500 adoption fee to approved home
Ritzy is a Colorado bred Thoroughbred mare, by Mr. Nightlinger out of Western Pastures by West Acre. She raced in Colorado and in Arizona, retiring when she was four after racing 15 times and winning just over $32,000. After retiring from racing she was donated to CANTER Colorado’s aftercare program to be retrained and to find a new home.
Since being in CANTER Colorado’s care Ritzy has learned all the basics of good pleasure horse manners. She stands quietly while tied for grooming and for the farrier, stands nicely for mounting, and is well behaved at the walk, trot, and canter both in the arena and on the trails. She can still get a bit fast at the canter as she remembers and enjoyed her job as a racehorse, but she’s learning life as a pleasure horse is slower-paced and can be just as fun.
Ritzy is best suited to flat riding, no jumping as she has a bone chip in the joint space of her left front fetlock. We do have current x-rays that can be viewed by potential new owners. She has clean x-rays of her right front fetlock. She would be happiest as a pleasure riding mount since low level dressage and trail riding are her strengths and she has a great big walk that can really cover ground!
Currently Ritzy is wearing front shoes and barefoot in back, eating grass hay with some beet pulp, alfalfa pellets, and high-fat feed. Ritzy does well living in a large paddock with friends over the fence, she gets stressed and high strung when living in smaller confined areas. When she has sufficient living space she is easy going, relaxed, and handles time off extremely well. If she is working two to four times weekly she’s an absolute dream to have around.