I got a call yesterday that a local TB breeder (long retired) was down to one last colt and he wanted me to have him. Talk about your pat on the back!
Cost me a tank of desiel (and the pumps will only let you get $100) to go get him! I've been calling him Benjamin.... $100 bill... ya'll get it.... =) His name is Jacks Cracker-something... I think his show name will be "Stole My Last Benjamin" since they didn't do registration on him after retiring.
Both sir and dam have a proven track record and multiple wins. Can't remember the sirs name right now but the dam is Cracker Jack D (Or Cracker Jack something...) I don't know anything about tb blood lines, but I know the breeder and he only had the best. All of his breeding and training produced winners.
He is 3 years old, 16+hh, gelding, halter broke only, which I will use for my "Starting Young Horses" class at school this fall. My plan so far is to make it threw my class without falling off! (That's a LOOONNGG way down!) then I have a friend who rides English and jumps, so she is going to work with him in spring and try to show him a little if he's any good. I should mention here that he already jumps 4-5ft fences since he's the only horse on thier place, he doesn't like being seperated from the cows! From inside his corral area, he has about 3 strides to get momentum and jump, and he sails over the fences like they aren't there! So I think he's gonna be a great jumper/eventer. If he doesn't like that, I can always make a barrel horse out of him. If he doesn't like that, maybe he would like to be a trail horse! =) We'll see what he says!
So on to the pictures! I'm sorry they are so big! I took these today, what do ya'll think??