I bought a thoroughbred stud colt sadly named Sexy Man ( I call him Sir ). He was the UGLIEST 6 month old and far from what anyone would call their dream horse. I spotted him in a herd of 30 horses and he met my gaze and held it.I was told not to get attatched because they were positive he wouldn't make it ( just because he was born and thrown out into a pasture with 30 other horses and never thought about again.) I knew there was something special about him so durring his boughts of sickness and injuries when the owners didn't do anything about it I knew I had to buy him. So I did. :) He was just a year when I moved him to my barn. At that time we had a few horses up far sale and the people came from indiana with a friend who worked on the race track. His job was to find horses buy and train them and race them for his boss. He had heard from my mom that the mare his friends were looking at was running with a thoroughbred stud colt.
The guy actually offered me $10,000 up front for my colt. I said no :)
4 months later I took him to his first show. He was the favorite of the judges. He took 5th place in his first class and 6th in his second. He was the youngest horse on the grounds and EVERYONE made a point of coming up and seeing him to ask questions and all that. Even the judge commented on him.
He took the show in stride and was calmer than most of the horses that had been doing it for years. He stood around patiently listened to everything really he acted like he had been doing it for 20 years and he's only a year old.
Needless to say he is my baby and the most mellow stud colt I have ever met. :)
The two pictures are of him
One is before I moved him just after we cleared up a nasty case of pnemonia when he was 8 months old
The second is of him from October 22 durring his first show after 6 months under my care :)