A Lack of Intelligence Worked!

Sierra and pepper are Sun Hunters friends.

Today, March 12, 2012 Age 7

Sun Hunter(center) is the off the track thoroughbred (OTTB) that I have owned for nine months and he is seven years old today.  Although he has a less than stellar racing record he is one class act.  Having no prior experience with the OTTB I had not heard the lingo used  often to describe these horses;  crazy, head strong on drugs and hard to train.   Sunny has performed beautifully since day one.  He taught me the importance of taking time to join up. embraced training with ease and is beautiful in motion.  At first the goal was to consider Western Pleasure but he is so smart and tries hard to do whatever is asked.  A positive response is found with  both Western Reining and  Barrel Racing techniques.  Perhaps we will embrace the new national goals(soon to be written) for Western Dressage.  For sure he would perform beautifully.  What do you get when you offer respect to a woman, a child, a dog? You get respect back and  it is no different with a OTTB!  The plan as I approach 60 had been to consider driving a pony cart.  Well, perhaps that idea will need to wait until my 70’s!  Yes a lack of intelligence about the false history of the thoroughbred worked in my favor.  My husband and I are like two school age kids going out to play with Sunny boy.    Although we still have much to learn we absolutely LOVE to ride Sunny!  Happy Birthday to our special horse.  Sun Hunter you rock!

                                                                         Berta

Sun Hunter August 2011

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