War of Ideas - AdoptED

Barn Name: Warrior
Date of Birth: February 26, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: War Front
Dam: Hightap by Tapit
Race Record: 4-1-0-1
Earnings: $56,920
Date of Last Race: 1/20/18

*Eligible for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About War of Ideas

October 2018 - Considering what he has been through, War of Ideas, a 16h, 2013 gelding by War Front out of High Tap by Tapit, has indubitably earned the moniker "Warrior." It was Warrior's heart and fighting spirit, bolstered by the excellent care he received from the caring and generous Dr. Liz Barrett at Hagyard Equine Hospital and the time and rehab here at the MMSC, that beat the odds to survive a dangerous fungal infection. It was impressive. But then, he has always been impressive. As a 2014 Keeneland sales yearling, Warrior created an impressive furor of bidding due to his black type pedigree, balanced conformation, and correct limbs that resulted in a sale price of $470,000. He did well at the track, too, garnering $56,920 in just four starts. From the day he arrived at the MMSC, he impressed us with his irridescent gray coat, silver mane and tail, generous brow and lustrous brown eyes that make him look as if he stepped out of a fairy tale. But as he has progressed in his training in our Horse Centered Reschooling Program, it has been his quality of movement - uphill and balanced with suspension and rhythm - his athletic ability - stay tuned for a free-jump video - and his character - honest and willing with just enough swagger and presence to keep life interesting and to stand out in the show ring - that made us realize what a true champion of a horse he is. We are sure that this warrior will win hearts and excel on all fronts when he finds his person.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

War of Ideas is jumping grids this week, working on his footwork and straightness. The addition of the inflatable jumps from AirESS Equine (www.airessequine.com) added variety to the grid and helped prep Warrior for bigger and more elaborate fences in his future! Thanks to Craig Shegog for coaching!