Saddlebred w/Snip. Foaled 7/15/95
Sire Sultan's Happy Go Lucky
Sultan's Happy Day
Dam Elegant Sky
CH Sky Watch
has been a loving mom to 3 other horses from the feedlots. Vintage
Moonshine, Lucky and Bunny! This boy will be leaving on Tuesday to make the trip HOME.
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!
12-30-99: 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
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.
pictures from 1/31/00
12/19/00 - Lucky- LOVE HIM! still my best friend in the world....
Rocket - Rocket
and Amanda have developed that truly special relationship.
She thinks he understands all her words and can talk to her....He
runs to greet
her in the pasture and in my opinion is one lucky horse!
Update 12/15/09 -
Rocket is still with his family that originally adopted him they live about an hour from me. I last visited him a couple of years ago and keep in contact with his family and they regularly work with a trainer/friend of mine. After Amanda's dad saw how much fun ground work was he decided he wouldn't mind having a horse of his own...not to ride, just to love on. Well of course that lasted a couple of months. He rides regularly now and they are a 2 horse family:)