History is that he is registered and has a tatoo but apparently did not race as a 3 yo due to "trainer dispute" and as a 4 year old was used briefly as a 11 year olds "head horse".
Standing in a field for 4 months, Stacey of Camalou Farms spotted him.
I saw a video, called her, had a friend in Ocala look at him - and he became mine.
In the two months I have owned him, riding him out in Southern Pines, having a wonderful friend ride him when I am working (all week!), this horse is to DIE for:
Jumps anything - in FORM- put before him
Natural lead changes
Mouth like butter
Kind - licks you for the hope of a treat -
He had 30 days of "English" training before I got him. He is hands down the most enjoyable horse I have ever owned -
I will let him end the hunt season as he has taken to that without a blip and then send him to a hunter friend to see if he can be that all round old type guy - show in the summer, hunt in the fall winter
Anyway - this is for the TB lovers out there !! Smoke - his first day out with the hunt with my friend, Katelynn on board
His pedigree isn't bad, he just didn't get a chance to be a racehorse. His Dad stands for $30,000 and his dam has a decent pedigree and has been bred to the best stallions (Distored Humor, Johannesburg, AP Indy, etc etc). Shows how easily horses can fall through the cracks regardless of pedigree.
Thanks for the kind words 3Dogs! I bred this filly, spent my time looking for the right TB lines - and just as much time looking at the horses in front of me I'll post some 3yo photo's when she looses her yak coat...keep on reminding myself, there is a horse under there