I have a Storm Cat granddaughter. Her name is Molly's Cat, by Tomorrow's Cat, out of Rachel Allyn. She is an incredibly hot mare. I always struggle with bringing her back into work in the Spring because she wants to work 10x harder than her body should be working for being a woolly pasture mammoth for three months.
After coming off the track, she spent a few months cooling down and being a horse again. She was then brought back into work by a former steeplechase jockey/current eventer who put her on track to be an eventer with a solid dressage foundation.
She was sold soon thereafter to be a broodmare for someone who loved her lines. However, she completely screwed Molly up. She was a harsh rider, and sensitive Molly became a basket of nerves. She went around with her head in the air, started bolting at the canter, and was completely fried.
In November of 2009, she was sold to a relatively green and timid rider, who I'm still good friends with. She was back on the market in April of 2010. 12-year old me gleefully tried the mare out with a lifetime of trail riding experience and a year or so exercising polo horses (can you say BAD match??), loved her, and brought her home the next day. While perusing YouTube, I stumbled upon a video of Molly cantering, using her hind end and lifting her back....and she looked sane.
I contacted the trainer, who took her back for a month of retraining and declared that she was seriously screwed up in the head from her past riders. She got her back to a reasonable level of sanity, and I've had her ever since. We do dressage, foxhunt first flight, and we've even dabbled in barrel racing. At the county fair last week she brought home ribbons in every event (including a 6th of 34 entries in senior barrels) and a Fourth Overall Gymkhana award.
Okay, enough photo bombing!
Storm Cat horses tend to be very high-energy, but in the right hands they have a fantastic work effort and are very smart horses.