Barn Name: Dodger
Registered Name: The Artful Dodger
Location: Indiana , United States
Age: 14 years, 6 months old
Acquired: 09/21/2006 (14 years ago)
Head Markings: Blaze
Disciplines: Bareback, Bridleless, Competitive trail riding, Cross Country, Dressage, Liberty, Pleasure trail riding, Ranch Work, Roping, Team penning, Team roping, Trick horse
About: Dodger Dodger
Belgian X Paint
5 years old
He is very intelligent, outgoing, and a one of a kind horse. I have had the privilage of owning him for 5 years now. Dodger came to me while I was at a big annual horse auction. It just so happened that a big PMU farm up in Manitoba Canada was trucking down a load of approx. 17 head of left over colts. I watched as the semi backed up and all the newly weaned and terrified colts were ran out into small pens. None had ever been touched by human hands. I watched on and as I was watching, a wide eyed paint baby came up to the pen's corner where I was standing and reached his muzzle out to me for a split second. I knew he was to be mine right then.
As the next day came around I anxiously went down to see them. All were still scared and uneasy as crowds of people and horses ran about. Yet again did the same colt come up to me and reached out his nose. I loved on him and promised that I wasnt going to let him suffer the same fate as several of the other horses. Sadly, many of the colts would most likely be bought up by kill buyers to go to feed lots untill fattened for slaughter. To make a long story short, I waited and waited till finally they began to auction them off. I bid on him and happily for us both I won and Dodger came home with me that day. I had taken lessons and ridden horses since I was 3 so now I figured it was a chance for me to finally raise and train a dependable partner.
Now 5 years later we are still going strong, trail riding, liberty work, and have even competed for the first time in two extreme cowboy races this year. He was awesome and I cant wait to see what is in store for us.
Activities: trail riding
Favorite Food: popsicles