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post #31 of 45 Old 08-09-2010, 12:14 AM
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My gelding ain't famous (except for perhaps being the one they always suspect first of tearing down the wire), but his sire is the recently deceased GS Khochise+++//, grandsire the great Khemosabi++++//.

Pickles, and a pic of Khemo so you can see the feint resemblance of their facial markings, which I thought was cool carried over:

Oh man, serious pang of jealousy. The famous khemosabi? Man.. You are LUCKY!

I would marry my horse. Yes, I just said that.
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post #32 of 45 Old 08-09-2010, 03:10 AM
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I don't know that I can say that my horse is famous, but I can say that he's significant.

Meet 'Bub'.

That's my boy. Relaxed, rested and spoiled, just basking in the sun on a warm summer day. As you can see by his lolling tongue, he's EXTREMELY stressed out.

Of course, this is what I want for him. A nice relaxing life. He's spent the last six of his short eight years as 'Mr. Wolverine', a turf-running thoroughbred racehorse.
His pedigree shows such relatives as Buckpasser, Bold Ruler, Native Dancer, War Admiral and Man O War (on both sire and dam's lines).

Anyway, his claims to fame are a.) having won over $342k in 23 starts (5 wins, 6 places, 2 shows) and b.) having beaten Lava Man in the 2008 Khaled Stakes.

You can watch that race right here:

That was then: (he raced with his tongue out, too!)

This is now:

Spoiled! Eating bran mash and wearing a fly mask (both of which were new to him). His racing days are over, and he's now going to be a spoiled and lover pleasure horse that'll be used to take me around on trails and sometimes carry my daughters.

Here he is getting his hooves trimmed:

...and chasing his best girl Sabrina (the other half of my username)

them putting their minds together:

and him trotting around:

As you can see in that last pic, he's ribbing just a little. On top of that he might have ring bone. For now, he's passing the days getting fattened up in a nice soft stall (not the minipasture that the topmost pic showed). We're having the ring bone issue looked into ASAP before he's ridden again. He's had a hard enough life so far.

So far, he's learned to enjoy apples, bran mash, senior pellets and some other treats.

Carrots, I'm fairly certain he'd already experienced, but watermelon is on his 'I dunno that, so I'm not eatin' it' list.

Anyway, as I told one of the ladies who boards at the same ranch we do - I don't care if I can never ride him. He's my Bub and I love him.
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post #33 of 45 Old 08-10-2010, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Wow ! He beat Lava Man! Thats awesome in my books lol

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
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post #34 of 45 Old 08-10-2010, 04:43 PM
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My TB's grandsire, "Avatar" won the Belmont Stakes in 1975. =]
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There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.
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post #35 of 45 Old 08-10-2010, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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That was then: (he raced with his tongue out, too!)

Some trainers actually tie the horse's tongue so that it hangs out the side (if you watch races, sometimes you'll see a person cutting the strap as soon as the horse returns from the race). It prevents the horse from getting his tongue over the bit & is also meant to help them breath while running. He probably does it out of habit now.

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
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post #36 of 45 Old 08-10-2010, 06:09 PM
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I think my horse might be :) Well, not him, but his sire

Here's his daddy, he was 3 time world champion for something . . . In halter I think . . .

And here's his mommy. Just a ranch horse
Spirit and mommy.jpg

And here's Spirit (<3) I don't really think he looks like either of his parents . . . :)
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post #37 of 45 Old 08-10-2010, 06:14 PM
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My gelding has a lot of famous horses in his bloodlines.. as I thoroughly researched them :)
Will post them all soon:)
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post #38 of 45 Old 08-10-2010, 10:36 PM
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I've won lots of championships but my horses are not famous!
One of my horses has Northern Dancer as her grandfather. He was a famous race horse. My other horses sire is Kadans who is a Grand Prix dressage horse. My filly's sire is another jumper named Tacorde. He is not really famous but he does the big jumpers. He's a cool horse to watch.
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post #39 of 45 Old 08-10-2010, 11:14 PM
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My OTTB is not famous, Won about 50k in his races but his bloodline includes Secretariat, Bold Ruler, Northern Dancer, Native Dancer, Damascus and some more that I can't remember on the top of my head :) Now he is just big lazy, spoiled gelding!! As seen in the picture below
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post #40 of 45 Old 08-11-2010, 12:12 AM
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My thoroughbred is the great-granddaughter of Secretariat on the sire's side and Alydar on the dame's. Is that famous? She broke her maiden at the $20,000 level at Santa Anita.
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