Fire Eyes - thanks. I picked him out of a back field when he was a yearling with rain rot and a fuzzy winter coat.
He came from a show barn and they thought he wouldn't turn out to be anything, he wasn't one of their "chosen foals". So $1200 later I took him home. When he was a two year old going to shows people didn't think he was the same horse. Even the people we bought him from, they commented that they shouldn't have sold him.
Their loss! He was shown AQHA and IBHA and has points and ROMs for each. But he's 'retired' from showing (mainly because I can't afford it any longer) so we just mess around. He's 11 now.