What a hunk! Overdriven is a beefy dark bay with the perfect pop of chrome. He is a bit different than the horses who usually come to New Vocations, as he already had a second career after racing as a breeding stallion after being a G2 winner on the track. Overdriven wasn’t catching on in America but his owner didnt want to send him overseas and wanted to make sure he had a secure future. He was gelded and sent to us after a bit of downtime. He has taken to his third career really well. Overdriven does not act studdish anymore and loves his turnout with our babysitter gelding. Granted, we do not have him around mares and he will not be suitable for homes with mixed herds. He puts on a tough guy act and pins his ears when you come to the stall but he will stand there all day (ears still pinned back) while you rub his muscular forehead. He has led a pampered life and has always been allowed to have his opinions which we respect. His grouchy face really is just an act and he will soften when you spend time one on one. He softens to everyone and no one has any trouble handling him (even new inexperienced staff) but he really seems to bond the strongest to one person. You can win him over with cookies and telling him what a handsome stallion he is! He does not have any stall vices.
Under saddle, Overdriven has lovely floaty movement and is getting his muscles back in shape after several years of not being ridden. He tends to use himself better in our outdoor sand ring than our indoor Clopf Fiber ring (most of our other horses are the opposite!) so he is not as round in his video as he can be. He is responsive to your aids but when he gets tired or decides to cheat out of working hard he will lean on your hands. It wont take him long to engage his core and really show off! He has a professional demeanor to ride with a good spritz of diva to remind you he is special. Overdriven retired from racing with a sesamoid fracture 6yrs ago which has long since healed and is suitable for low to mid level jumping pursuits. Our ideal home is a confident intermediate rider working with a trainer who wants to jump around 2’6″ or under and appreciates how special he is because we sure do!
We have recent xrays available to adopters with a current approved application on file