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Mailing Address: 17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45, Riverside, CA, 92504
Phone: 951-943-0627

Lucky Guy
I'm A Lucky Guy - Chestnut Saddlebred w Snip. Foaled 3/30/95
. Sire Sultan's Happy Go Lucky
. . Sultan's Happy Day
. . . Supreme Sultan
I'm A Lucky Guy
. Dam El Milagro's Monterey Mist
. . Attache's Liquid Asset
. . . Attache

Shelly has been a loving mom to 3 other horses from the feedlots. Vintage Moonshine, Rocket and Bunny! This boy will be leaving on Tuesday to make the trip HOME. Yup! HOME!

Thank you Shelly for seeing what I saw in these boys. They had fallen through the cracks and were headed to a very uncertain future! Not any more! Their future will be bright and shiny!


1/1/2019 - Lucky Leaves Us

Hi Gail,

I wanted to let you know that Lucky passed away. I was out of town at the time and Kenny found him in the back pasture. He said it looked as though he just laid down and went to sleep. There were no marks anywhere on him and no thrashing signs. He looked very happy and healthy the days leading up to his passing so I suspect heart attack or aneurism?
He sure was a special one... my heart is so sad that he won’t be out in the pasture to greet me but happy I was able to give him a wonderful life.

These photos were taken about a week before.
Last night I had a dream about him. I saw him running in the back pasture and said oh, he’s not dead... he’s right there! He looked amazing shiny and muscled up prancing through the pasture.. it felt so real! I would like to think it was him coming back to me to let me know he was ok and say good bye..

Thank you for connecting me to one of the most special horses I have ever had the pleasure of caring for
❤️ Shelly

Note:  Lucky was 23 years, 9 months, 2 days old when he passed away.  He spent 19 years, 2 days in the care of Shelly.  THANK YOU SHELLY!!  Run Free Lucky!


I still call him Lucky..Lucky just suited him to well so it stuck.

My good friend Alex, who worked with me for 2 years, learning to get a feel for the side-pass on Lucky. Can you tell I like showing off pictures of my guy??

Alex has previously been a rider/trainer in very high level Chicago saddlebred show world. I am happy to say I was able to convert her to a better way of thinking and she is now starting colts in Montana.


Lucky stole my heart long ago and is still my number one horse. Here are some pictures of him doing his thing....


Yes, they are awesome.. Everyone is crazy about Rocket. Its that black color that gets them. The vet came out this morning Julie and Karen worked with them for an hour before he came. They both said they were very bright and will be a cinch to train. The vet was doing their teeth. He did Rocket first, pulled some wolf teeth and floated. Then he did Lucky. No wolf teeth but, needed a float. Then he stepped back and started checking out Lucky.

His eye brows went up and Julie asked him what was up. He said, "Julie, you taken a good look at this guy yet?" Julie started laughing (I got a little nervous) Julie said, " Nice Huh." He just nodded his head. It seems we have ourselves one hell of a nice horse. Apparently Rocket is a little peg legged and might not have the nicest gate in the world but, should make a very nice riding horse. Lucky however has excellent conformation and will be one awesome horse for anything. I have someone interested in leasing rocket already. It is a girl at Julius so I will get to keep him and he will stay at her place, get ridden and paid for. Quite a deal!

Oh yes, as for loading.. piece of cake. Rocket walked right in and lucky followed. We had a 4 horse slant. They were real spooky coming out of the stalls but, did every thing they were asked to. They didn't stop jogging around once we unloaded them. We put them in the round pen over night until they settled down. Today they were great. Lucky is still stand-off-ish but, warmed up enough to hug all over him. Julie said Rocket is a fighter and if under enough pressure will probably kick so she did a lot of work with his hind end today. She learned this watching him with the dog. He would have never done well with aggressive training and would have likely been ruined for life if someone would have tried.

The boys are in a big corral together and seem quite content. They LOVE food. They will be fat in no time. Now for what I know you want to here.. Do I love them? you bet! are they beautiful? Goodness YES. I feel so lucky to have them in my life right now and will promise them wonderful lives forever.



True Innocents Equine Rescue (T.I.E.R)
17130 Van Buren Blvd., #45
Riverside, CA, 92504
Tel: 951-943-0627
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