Strategist (JC Strategist)'s Story
Strategist was saved from slaughter when HiCaliber rescued him from Ontario Auction on June 7, 2016.
half of #HiCaliberStratigeer. What a duo these heart-breakers are! Strategist is
great on the ground and with lunging. He responds very well to vocal ques. He
is kinda the lady of the relationship, and can get fairly preoccupied with
where his man (Engineer) is at times, but as long as you keep him working he
stays focused. He is great in saddle, and has an excellent gait. Strat holds
his head up higher than some other horses, but not in an attempt to evade any
ques or action from you - he just seems to want it there. He is very responsive
to leg, vocal ques, and his rope halter. He doesn’t get too excited in our
large arena like one might expect from an OTTB. He is very forgiving to his
rider actually, and seems to have an immense desire to please. We recommend
Strat for an intermediate English rider, only because of his headset and
natural occasional "thoroughbred-y-ness." He is an amazing horse and
someone who adopts him and Engineer will definitely have hit the jackpot!
***Remember: Strategist and Engineer are bonded and must be adopted together.
Strategist was cleared to go back to work so Michelle couldn't wait to do his test ride. She jumped on him and had an uneventful yet amazing ride. This war horse who spent his whole life running ball to the wall was being ridden in just a rope halter, was a perfect gentleman. Wanna see his test ride? Check out the video posted on our Facebook page here.
Strategist pawing at the ground and acting stressed is why we were able to save him and his lover Engineer. We found out the war horse is not crazy, but was just scared and was separated from his friend. Once reunited, he calmed down. Strategist is in the stall next to Engineers sand stall. If you take one out for a walk, the other follows as far as they can. They're a great pair, and make a pretty cute couple. #Strategeer