DC’s Piggy Bank

Posted on July 19, 2018

DC’s Piggy Bank
DC’S PIGGY BANK (5A679, G)   Prior name: SM’S LIGHTNING

Foaling Date: 02/18/2003 Sex: Gelding
Foaling Place: CREAM RIDGE NJ Color: Bay
Tattoo: Freezebrand: 5A679
Death Date: Embryo Transfer:
Markings: SMALL STAR. Parent Verified: Yes

US – Trot

DC is a true warhorse, having won more than $588,000 on the track in a career than spanned 10 full seasons of racing. From the track, he went to the Amish, and then ended up in the situation you hope a horse this special never ends up in – the Standardbred Retirement Foundation found him in Bastrop, LA, owned by a kill buyer. They networked to find his previous connections, who stepped up to save him from a horrible fate.  DC was lame upon arrival to Safe Harbor with a recent but healing bowed tendon in his right hind.

As of July 15, DC has been cleared by our vet for light riding. He is sound and happy to give rides around the farm. He is not recommended for long or strenuous trail rides or performance events at this time. A PPE is welcomed by your own veterinarian, if desired. DC has a big, swinging walk and he is uncomplicated to ride. He will gait and trot, but will need time to build up muscle to do much of either. He has natural curiosity and does need a rider who can be a leader.

On the ground, DC is completely beginner safe. His farrier says he’s the easiest horse he does, he has great feet, loves grooming, baths, and love. He pastures fine with mares or geldings. Due only to his limitations, DC has an adoption fee of $400.