This morning my forever heart horse passed away . Mac was the quintessential TB. He was bred to race but after 2 races was deemed "too slow". I bought him at Delaware Park as a 2yo resale project. That project lasted over 30 yrs. From the track he began his eventing career, then low level jumpers. When my then 12 yo daughter's injured pony became a very expensive broodmare ,we threw her on Mac. That was the start of a very successful partnership in the H/Js and Eq.s. When Maia finished her Jr. years , he became my horse again . We trail rode at Farhill and showed a bit. He was forever ready to do his job, whatever it was at the time.This horse never refused a jump and always did his job honestly and consistently.He was never lame in the 20+ years we showed him. No hocks were injected: no drugs were used to give him an edge, EVER! Mac was the best horse to teach you to ride a course properly. Just clicked into auto pilot and his lovely rhytm got you to the jump and over perfectly.. he was the ultimate athlete and teacher. Mac will be so terribly missed by all of his family and "fans". I feel so blessed to have had him for so long. He will always be one of the most important men in my life. Godspeed my Mac.
Godspeed Mac. I am so very sorry for your loss of Mac. What an amazing tribute to a GREAT Thb. Kudos to you for cultivating his talent and his great soul. Imagine how all of that could have been exploited and lost if he had not landed with you and your family? Bless you for taking the wonderful care you did of him and keeping him for his entire long life. He was clearly a once in a lifetime horse. You were also a once in a lifetime owner for such a grand horse. Please share some photos of him when you can. I would love to see him. If only some things could last forever. This story made me cry but they were tears that made me remember the devotion of our grand Thbs.