Backer

Barn Name: Backer
Date of Birth: February 6, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.3hh
Sire: Street Boss
Dam: Calla Lily by Pulpit
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About Backer

Meet our first Legacy Horse of the year: Backer, a 16.3h, 2014 gelding by Street Boss out of Calla Lily by Pulpit. What are Legacy Horses? Legacy Horses are those rare jewels that have it all: excellent conformation, sound mind, lovely movement, and athletic talent. They are hard to find and because of that, they command a higher adoption fee than our regular horses. These are the horses that leave a legacy for the ones in our program that need more care and have less scope, like Old Doc, for example, who was pulled from a Louisiana kill pen in January and has needed more time to transition physically and mentally. Backer has all of the traits of a Legacy Horse and then some. He comes with a really solid and beautiful foundation of skills as he has already had nine months of training to prepare him for last year's Thoroughbred Makeover. But the Makeover was a lot to ask of a strapping, big-boned 3-year-old, so he was turned out through the winter and spring to rest and grow. Now that he is back in training, we are delighted to say that he has forgotten none of his earlier lessons! Backer is balanced and soft in the bridle, and he has a kind temperament and a great work ethic. If you want a horse that is a joy to ride PLUS the joy of knowing that you have helped several less fortunate Thoroughbreds transition to a new life, then Backer is the horse for you!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

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Angelina Ballarina

Barn Name: Angelina
Date of Birth: April 16, 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.3hh
Sire: US Ranger (by Danzig)
Dam: Sultry Wisper by Sultry Song
Race Record: 1-0-0-0
Earnings: $600
Date of Last Race: 3/25/18

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Angelina

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

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 Anna's Last Man

Barn Name: Red
Date of Birth: February 12, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Malibu Moon
Dam: Suzanna Anna by Tale of the Cat
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

About RED

We’ve nicknamed Anna’s Last Man “Big Red” because he reminds us so much of his antecedent the great Man o’ War. A 16.1hh, 2012 gelding by Malibu Moon out of Suzanna Anna by Tale of the Cat, he’s got the bone and bearing and bright red coat of his famous forbear. Red has never raced and had been hanging out in a field with a bunch of matronly dames before coming to the MMSC. We restarted him completely and have taken it very slowly with him. Red is now a solid citizen and ready for a new job and person. We could see this powerful, solid, and bold horse thundering over the countryside on a cross country course or with a Master of the Hounds in a pink coat. He could also be a head-turning show hunter because he has such an impressive and steady stride. At this point, Red just needs a partner to adopt him and showcase his inherent greatness. 

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

 Astrologist - Adoption Pending

Barn Name: Astrologist
Date of Birth: April 26, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh+
Sire: Discreet Cat
Dam: Forty Greeta (ARG) by Roar
Race Record: 5-1-1-0
Earnings: $44,920
Date of Last Race:  4/29/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Astrologist

This handsome 16.1hh, 2013 gelding by Discreet Cat out of Forty Greeta (ARG) by Roar is an amateur owner’s dream. He is dependable, affectionate, and athletic with an impressive jump and lovely movement. But the best thing about Astrologist is his work ethic! Every time he’s ridden, he concerns himself with pleasing his rider. He always tries to figure out what’s being asked of him and then to deliver to the best of his ability. This is such a special characteristic in a horse. He is 100% ready for his person and 200% willing to try to anything that is asked of him. On top of that, Astrologist has a real sense of curiosity and a cute sense of humor. Simply put, this horse is utterly capable and totally endearing.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Camp Nelson

Barn Name: Nelson
Date of Birth: March 5, 2015
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Bernardini
Dam: Delightful Quality by Elusive Quality
Race Record: Unraced (has recent work)
Date of Last Race:  n/a

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Nelson

He’s got nary a marking on his dark stocky body. His eyes are big and kind. He’s gentle and quiet yet totally game for every adventure you take him on. No, he’s not a black Lab. But he IS the closest thing to a black Lab that we have found in a horse. He’s Camp Nelson, a 16hh, 3-year-old gelding by Bernardini out of Delightful Quality by Elusive Quality. We haven’t had this youngster long and have been challenging in him in a variety of different areas to see what he might like and how he might react: English, Western, long trail rides, polo even. No matter what we ask of him, he works to understand and tries his best. Unraced because of a breathing problem, he should be fine as a lower level show or pleasure horse.  We have all fallen in love with him because of his sweet temperament, level head, and willing attitude. He is the perfect companion and ideal guest horse that anybody of any age would enjoy riding or just having him near. Too bad this adorable horse is a lot bigger  than a lab and can’t come in the house; but knowing him, if invited in, he would be happy to oblige! 

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

FiveKindsofCrazy

Barn Name: King
Date of Birth: February 16, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Lemon Drop Kid
Dam: Cukee by Langfuhr
Race Record: 22-1-4-3
Earnings: $18,793
Date of Last Race: 6/25/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About King

Fivekindsofcrazy is a total misnomer for this very special 16hh, 2013 gelding by Lemon Drop Kid out of Cukee by Langfuhr. To us, he is “King” because of his aristocratic pedigree, his chivalrous character, his grandsire Kingmambo, and finally, because of his uncanny resemblance to his foundational sire the Godolphin Arabian, made famous in Marguerite Henry’s book “King of the Wind”. His eyes are kind, his forehead is broad, his conformation is classic, his movement at liberty is breath-taking. Sold as a $250,000 yearling at the Keeneland sales, we found King at Mountaineer, body-weary and running in cheap claiming races. His joints show wear and tear from the hard road he’s traveled, so although he can definitely have a second career it’s hard to say  how far up the levels he can go. But if you’re looking for a beautiful, intelligent, and generous partner who will take care of you and love you no matter how far you get competitively, King is the one for you. In so many ways, he’s priceless. He’ll win your heart; we know this for sure because he’s won ours.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Iwishitwouldrain

Barn Name: Rain
Date of Birth: February 6, 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 15.2hh
Sire: Get Stormy
Dam: Wishforemore by Mt. Livermore
Race Record: 5-1-0-0
Earnings: $9,908
Date of Last Race: 11/4/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Rain

When this dappled grey filly arrived on campus in the midst of a rainstorm, we all smiled at her name - Iwishitwouldrain. Although more rain was the last thing we wanted (as it has been raining here for weeks), this 15.2hh, 2014 mare by Get Stormy out of Wishforemore by Mt. Livermore has proven to be a ray of sunshine! Bright and curious, “Rain” has a vibrant personality and a kind, warm temperament. Pair this with a pert turn of foot and an Audrey Hepburn-like femininity and grace, and Rain will turn heads in any arena. She’s on the hunt for her next BFF and a person to call her own - could you be the one waiting for her at the end of the rainbow?

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Kahului Bluff

Barn Name: Kahului
Date of Birth: May 3, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Raise the Bluff
Dam: Summer Straw by Basket Weave
Race Record: 45-6-6-9
Earnings: $55,439
Date of Last Race: 3/18/18

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Kahului

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Newman

Barn Name: Newman
Date of Birth: May 18, 2014
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Bernardini
Dam: True Style by Forestry
Race Record: 6-0-1-1
Earnings: $25,539
Date of Last Race:  7/8/17

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Newman

This 16.2hh, 2014 gelding by Bernardini out of True Style by Forestry is the quintessential Thoroughbred that we all dream of. For starters, Newman has a star-studded pedigree gleaming with such spectacular forebears as A.P Indy, Seattle Slew, Secretariat, Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer, Storm Cat, Fappiano, Spectacular Bid, Nijinsky II, and Dr. Fager. among others. Added to this is his excellent conformation with a beautiful shoulder, a powerful hind end, and a lovely head with big, expressive eyes. And it doesn’t stop there! This horse is smart, bold, and personable. We have found him to be a joy to work with in every aspect, from his time in the Clean Start Program getting let down over the winter to working with him in our Horse Centered Reschooling program through spa treatments, bombproofing, groundwork, and now under saddle work. He is extremely athletic, forward, naturally balanced, and soft in the bridle. This is a special horse in so many ways! We look forward to seeing what he becomes and who he will choose as his partner to get there!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Ole Doc

Barn Name: Martin
Date of Birth: January 9, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Ole Rebel
Dam: Doc Knows Best by El Mandingo
Race Record: 28-5-4-4
Earnings: $102,485
Date of Last Race: 1/3/18

About Doc

We all know the story of football player Michael Oher, thanks to the award-winning movie “The Blind Side”. This famous athlete had a hard-knock youth in multiple foster care situations until he found the Tuohy family who adopted him, loved him, and taught him how to be all that he could be. On this #HelpAHorseDay, we celebrate our “Michael Oher” story with Ole Doc, who was rescued from the kill pen in Louisiana thanks to icareihelp and a drove of horse-loving donors. He came to us physically stiff and sore, and emotionally stoic and remote, but thanks to our multiple forms of integrative medicine and our Horse-Centered Reschooling Program, we can see that his PTSD is receding and a kind, affectionate, and willing soul is emerging. We’re not asking a lot of him just yet - his lessons are short, easy to figure out, and full of praise. What we know for sure at this early state is that he is a very smart horse that needs to see things and have a moment to analyze them first,  although we think this tendency may disappear once he learns to trust his person and gets farther along in his new career. It has truly been a joy to help this horse, and we can’t wait to see where his journey will take him in the future!

For the most up to date information on Martin, please follow us on Twitter @mmsc04 or contact us anytime.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Photo Shoot

Barn Name: Photo Shoot
Date of Birth: March 18, 2007
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Giant's Causeway
Dam: Kreisleriana by Seeking the Gold
Race Record: 47-7-4-8
Earnings: $227,282
Date of Last Race: 9/23/17

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Photo Shoot

We found Photo Shoot, a 16.2hh gelding by Giant’s Causeway out of Kreisleriana by Seeking the Gold, at Presque Isle Race Course this summer and were so mesmerized by his elegant looks and demeanor that we had to inquire about his future. A denizen of over 40 starts, he was still running at ten, and…WINNING! Although he seemed unwilling to quit, Photoshoot’s owners agreed that he ought to try a new career and accordingly sent him to us at meet’s end to see if we could find out what job he would choose. He’s elegant and leggy with floating gaits, so our thought is that he might be a spectacular dressage mount. But time will tell. What we know for sure is that he is a proud, competitive, and highly intelligent horse who will need a partner that proves himself or herself worthy to him. When he finds this person, there is no doubt, he will astound!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Prom Dancer '14

Barn Name: Blossom
Date of Birth: March 22, 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Shackleford
Dam: Prom Dancer by Touch Gold
Race Record: Unraced (has registered work)
Earnings: n/a

*Eligible for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Blossom

March 19, 2018
Prom Dancer '14 aka "Blossom" is a mare that screams POTENTIAL. Not many of our horses right off the track can trot with impulsion with their noses on the ground, yet Blossom can do it easily at all three gaits. Look at her effortless lead changes, how she tracks up, her lovely turn of foot! Can you imagine what she will be like when she develops a different set of muscles? In addition to being well conformed, balanced and athletic on the flat, Blossom LOVES to jump - video of her free-jumping coming soon! In our estimation this is a mare that could excel at the upper levels of eventing or show jumping. All she needs is the right partner to take her there.

New arrival
Take a look at Prom Dancer ’14, an unraced and unnamed 16.2hh, 2014 mare by Shackleford out of Prom Dancer. We initially nicknamed this newly-arrived mare “Chacha" in honor of her dam and because of her fiery chestnut coat, but her first name was “Blossom", according to the woman who raised her, because she was so lovely and so sweet. It turns out that both names are fitting. This stunning, well-built mare has the grace, balance, and rhythm of a professional dancer, but she has also wowed us with her kindness and her willingness to work and to please. Recently retired from race training due to lack of speed, she’s just matriculated into our program and we are learning all about her. What we know for sure already is that this mare will be impressive in her next career, regardless of what it is, and she will be an utter joy to have in your barn.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Quiet Temptress

Barn Name: Tempi
Date of Birth: April 23, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16hh
Sire: Devil His Due
Dam: Sultry Wisper by Sultry Song
Race Record: 4-0-1-0
Earnings: $3,525
Date of Last Race: 8/24/17

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Tempi

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Seas Courage

Barn Name: Seas
Date of Birth: February 9, 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15.3hh
Sire: Magna Graduate
Dam: Bright Reply by Yonaguska
Race Record: 60-1-9-10
Earnings: $102,032
Date of Last Race: 5/19/18

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About Seas

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Souza

Barn Name: Souza
Date of Birth: April 18, 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: First Defence
Dam: Jazz Drummer by Dixieland Band
Race Record: 3-0-0-0
Earnings: $550
Date of Last Race: 5/26/14

About Souza

Souza, a 16.1hh 2010 gelding by First Defence out of Jazz Drummer, is a true star. Give him a stage, and he will dazzle you with his athleticism, grace, and comedic horsenality. Souza is confident, curious, and ingenious. His mind is always busy, he has strong opinions, and he amuses everyone he meets by sticking out his tongue. Best of all, Souza already has experience in jumping and dressage - he enjoys showing off his elegant turn of foot and practicing his circles, serpentines and lateral work, and he lights up over a jumping course. This charismatic horse is ready now to show and perform - the only think he needs is a dance partner to whisk him away. Could that be you?

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Titus Catienus

Barn Name: Titus
Date of Birth: April 8, 2008
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Catienus
Dam: Mizlala by Unbridled's Song
Race Record: 7-0-1-2
Earnings: $14,013
Date of Last Race: 7/14/12

About Titus

This 16.1hh, 2008 gelding by Catienus out of Mizlala by Unbridled’s Song has been quietly enjoying life in a pasture where he was turned out over 5 years ago to recuperate from a soft tissue injury. We thought he was so strapping, robust, and flashy with excellent chrome that he ought to have a person and a job. We brought him to the MMSC, we checked out the old injury, which is all well-healed, and we put him into our Horse Centered Reschooling Program to teach him new skill sets. Titus Catienus aka “Titus” is a brawny affable steed, keen to learn and to please. We’ve been teaching him to go in a frame, we’ve popped him over some fences, we’ve trail ridden him, we’ve introduced him to neck reining, and we’ve ridden him in a western saddle (and boy does he look sharp in western tack!). He’s taken all these things in stride. What he needs is a loving home and an avid partner, with whom he can enjoy a lifetime of happy trails. 
 

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

War of Ideas

Barn Name: Warrior
Date of Birth: February 26, 2013
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: War Front
Dam: Hightap by Tapit
Race Record: 4-1-0-1
Earnings: $56,920
Date of Last Race: 1/20/18

*Eligible for the 2018/2019 Thoroughbred Makeover

About War of Ideas

Description coming soon!

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Look in' Shark

Barn Name: Sharkey
Date of Birth: April 20, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.1hh
Sire: Lightnin n Thunder
Dam: Traveling Susie by Bold Executive
Race Record: 7-1-1-1
Earnings: $5,615
Date of Last Race: 8/20/16

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About Sharkey

Sharky is a 5-year-old mare standing at 16.1 hands and raced last in August of 2016. She fell into the hands of her current owner in October of 2016. She was given 12 months off to rest and has been back under saddle since August of 2017. She had intense general horsemanship training for 90 days and has been ridden 2-4 days a week since in training for barrel racing. She is truly a gentle-hearted, kind, sweet and loving horse! She is the first to run to the gate to greet me from pasture, she nickers when I walk in the barn, and absolutely loves being groomed and loved on. She has never offered to buck, rear, bite or kick. She hauls and farriers well. She is very trusting. I have not noticed behavioral changes when she is in heat. She truly is a pleasure to be around! She is athletic, soft in the bit, and a very willing learner! She is ridden in a large smooth mouth snaffle.

She is calm and relaxed when she knows and feels safe in her environment. She does, however, become anxious when she changes barns or goes to barrel racing events. However, I have never felt unsafe on her. Sharky deserves a rider who will love on her, build her confidence back up, and give her a new job. She enjoys being ridden! I believe she can excel in many arenas.

Located in Indianapolis and available to be seen or tried by MMSC approved adopters.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Sterling Thunder

Barn Name: Sterling
Date of Birth: May 15, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Mikimoto's Mojo
Dam: Gallaping Lass by Civilizasion
Race Record: 45-3-3-3
Earnings: $40,898
Date of Last Race: 7/2/17

About Sterling

The MMSC is not a rescue, choosing instead to use its limited resources of space and its prestigious location of the Kentucky Horse Park as a stage from which to broadcast to the public the versatility and athleticism of off-track Thoroughbreds in second careers. That said, there are horses every year that we can’t help helping - because they beckon clearly and unremittingly to us, and we just can’t say “no.” The reality of these horses, we have found, is that they come our way for mysterious reasons. Maybe to open our minds, maybe to teach us lessons that we didn’t know that we had to learn, maybe to become a special companion for a special person down the road. Such is the case with Sterling Thunder, a 16.3hh, 2011 gelding by Mikimoto’s Mojo out of Gallaping Lass. We found this warhorse veteran of 45 starts with total earnings of $40,898 at Mountaineer in August with a swollen left knee that he could bear no weight on and a right front that we feared was close to foundering. We thought we would do him the favor of bringing him back to Kentucky, cleaning him up, and humanely euthanizing him to get him out of his pain. But Sterling had and has other plans. In his first month with us, he fought valiantly to survive. Thanks to meds, non-invasive treatment from Hagyard, and a product that reduces oxidative stress, he was able to start bearing weight on the knee. He picked up weight. His spirits were and have remained bright. Although it is doubtful that he ever will be fully sound of limb, he definitely is sound of mind and now, only two months after coming to us, is thriving on full time turn out in a field. We are thrilled with his progress and now start to look toward his future. Perhaps he could be a babysitter? Or a pasture pal? Maybe he could be the star in an equine assisted growth and learning program? He would excel at that! Kind, gentle, and very friendly, Sterling reminds us of a wounded warrior, and because of his past and how he has handled his injuries, he has much to teach us about resilience, attitude, and love. Already, he has scoffed in the face of his limitations and opened our minds. Already, he is touching everyone he meets with his story and his bright spirit. We don’t know yet what the future holds for Sterling, but one thing is for sure - his story will continue, and that in itself is a miracle.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

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Courting

Barn Name: Courting
Date of Birth: June 1, 2009
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16hh
Sire: Yes It's Tue
Dam: Time for Romance by Gilded Time
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

Adopted from the MMSC: March 2016
Location: 45 miles west of Chicago
Price: Negotiable

To inquire, please contact Carla Lally
Email: cslally123@gmail.com

About Courting

Courting has a super sweet personality but unfortunately he's a bit too much for his current young owner. He's suitable for any discipline.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

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Donegal's Song

Barn Name: Donnie
Date of Birth: January 21, 2011
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2hh
Sire: Unbridled's Song
Dam: Tom's Cat
Race Record: Unraced
Earnings: n/a

Adopted from the MMSC: July 2015
Location: Fairburn, Georgia
Price: $8,500

To inquire, please contact Lisbeth (Donnie's trainer)
Email: lstorandt@gmail.com
OR
Donegal's owner Lindsay
Email: lindsayhbuck@gmail.com

About DOnnie

2011 16'2" OTTB Gelding. “Donegals Song” aka Donnie is the perfect project for someone in a program to bring along.  He’s a quick learner that wants to please.  Loads of talent with a laid back attitude.  Has fox hunted first flight.  He has just started jumping small courses.  Has XC schooled with zero issues and been off farm tons. No vices. Located in Fairburn, GA.  Just 15 minutes from Atlanta airport.  Currently priced at $8500.  Price will increase with training and show record.

Additional videos available upon request.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

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Little Latin Lulu

Barn Name: Lulu
Date of Birth: February 9, 2013
Gender: Mare
Height: 16.3hh
Sire: Discreet Cat
Dam: Gypsy Lou by Elusive Quality
Race Record: 3-0-1-0
Earnings: $8,400
Date of Last Race: 1/15/16

Adopted from the MMSC: September 2016
Location: Pensacola, FL
Price: $6,000

To inquire, please contact Ellen Morris:
Cell:
850-512-7433
Email: sunriserstables@gmail.com

About Lulu

"Lulu" is a 5 year old, 16.3 Storm Cat baby. She is an exceptional mover with a great work ethic for dressage. She came off the track after only racing a few times and has had a year of let down time to just be a horse before she was restarted. She was purchased as a hunter prospect, unfortunately she just doesn't like jumping at all but she absolutely loves doing flatwork and ground pole exercises and would excel in a dressage home. She is laid back and easy to handle and sweet on the ground. She stands tied, crosstied, and is good for the farrier. She goes barefoot and sound.

See 5x pedigree at Equineline

Videos while at the MMSC in 2016: