Name: Island Freedom
Barn Name: Jasper
Birth Year: 2010
Location: Templeton, CA
Career Highlights: Raced only in the southern California circuit and won his first two starts. He had a lot of promise as a race horse but obviously something went wrong in his third race where he came in 11 th and was subsequently retired.
Total Earnings: $29,650.
Last Race: 11/15/2014
Sire: Unbridled’s Song
Dam: Kauai Calls (Fusaichi Pegasus)
Other Pedigree Notables: Unbridled, Fappiano, Caro (IRE), Mr. Prospector
Description: Island Freedom is a nice looking 15.3 hands, 8-year-old (2010) gray or roan gelding. He is very well bred, by Unbridled Song, out of a Fusaichi Pegasus mare, named Kauai Calls. Island Freedom has Kentucky Derby winners on the top and bottom of his pedigree. He has a well-rounded and strong build. Jasper is a people friendly horse, calm and a nice ride. Jasper had a short but sweet racing career. He ran three times and won two starts. Unfortunately, his left front tendon would not hold up to the stress of racing. There was evidence of filling in the tendon, so the owner decided to stop on him and put him into the CARMA Placement Program and give him the time he needed to become a nice riding horse.
Update: June 2018: Jasper was adopted a couple of years ago to Barby W. Barby took impeccable care of him but a new career change sidelined her plans and Jasper has essentially been sitting around in her backyard. Barby feels this horse deserves better than that and she is returning him to the program.
Barby writes: “Jasper is a sweet boy who loves treats and dinnertime. He especially loves apples – they are his favorite! One of my favorite things about Jasper is his gorgeous sleek coat. It grows longer in winter, but all sheds out beautifully in the springtime. He definitely won’t need body clipping! Jasper is very curious and likes to please. He responds well to verbal commands as well. He does need a lot of training. Someone with ample time and experience with OTTB would be ideal. He has tons of potential! Jasper was injured shortly after I adopted him in November 2016. He was playing with other horses through a fence and got tangled up in the fencing. He has some scarring on his hind legs, but has never been lame from the injuries. He has no residual or ongoing problems related to the injury and was under the care of an experienced veterinarian throughout his recovery. Jasper leads well, trailers well, and tolerates the farrier visits. He only has front shoes currently because he is not being worked much due to my lack of time. I know the right person is out there who will love him as I have. I am only re-homing him because I will not be able to get him trained up to his massive potential anytime soon on my current schedule. I truly hope his next owner has love, patience and dedication for this amazing boy.
I recommend solid fencing and that he be alone in his stall/pen. He seems to get into it with other horses. At least that was the problem when he got injured. I’m certain he can learn to love other horses. He lives on our farm with Alpacas and he absolutely loves them.”
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