Monday, July 14, 2008

Fingers crossed...

Meet Stick N Rudder.
I'm going to drive two hours to go look at him tomorrow. He's a four-year-old Thoroughbred retired from the track because he's just too darned slow for racing. I found two videos of him running at Arlington in Kentucky, and he finished at the back of the pack both times! He's just not into racing.

I've been looking for a new horse for myself since my beautiful, wonderful Star died on Mother's Day nearly four years ago. It's been a long, long search. Sometimes a heartbreaking search. Every horse I've liked was way above my price range. The ones I could afford weren't quite what I was looking for. I've been looking for another partner to just have fun with and I'm really missing a horse of my own. Chief is Unruly's, Calypso is Hubster's. And I like them both, but they're just not MY partner, ya know?

I haven't been looking for anything terribly fancy, but my only requirements are that it must be a Thoroughbred off the track with clean legs and a sane mind. My ex-jockey friend found this one for me, and he has been raised and trained by one of her friends. He's not advertised because the owner wants him to go to a good home, which is definitely what we are! I've had more than one person tell me when they die, they want to come back as one of my horses.

The man in the picture with Stick N Rudder is 6'4" tall, if that gives you any idea about the horse. In horse terms, he stands 16.2 hh. He's HUGE! And apparently, he's a sweety. He comes with clean, blemish-free legs, which is always a concern with horses off the track.

I'm so excited I can barely wait to go see him! Tomorrow, work is going to DRAG!

4 comments:

uncle david said...

WOW JAN, WHAT A GREAT LOOKING HORSE. I HOPE HE TURNS OUT TO BE THE ONE YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. I MISS RIDING. ME AND YOUR MOM HAD LOTS OF FUN RIDING. HOPE THE OTHER HORSE'S LIKE HIM TOO.

Anonymous said...

I MEANT JEN. I MISSED THE E SORRY.

Krista said...

Good luck! I hope you get him and he's lovely!

A. di :) said...

i hope he's everything you're expecting him to be!