Mikey is an American Saddlebred gelding who arrived here in 2010.
Mikey has quite the story to tell! Our barn family decided we would like to sponsor a rescue horse, so everyone chipped in and we contacted Saddlebred Rescue whom we have gotten several rescue horses from throughout the years. They had just gotten Mikey and he was emaciated and in really rough condition, but something about the spark in his eye just spoke to me. So, with the generous help of the customers and other people who wanted to help out, we had him shipped from the SBR facility in NJ. He was the skinniest thing when he got here, he was pampered and doctored for the first several months he was here, and then slowly started into riding. Since he was an ex-Amish buggy horse, he didn't know much about riding, so he was trained by Mrs Becky and learned his lessons quickly. He started learning how to jump, and then started doing a little bit of eventing. Saddlebreds make great sport horses! Mikey evented through the Novice level before he became sick. He had beat the odds once by being saved from slaughter, and his fighting spirit shone through again as he faced an illness which is usually fatal to most horses. He is definitely a survivor with a guardian angel looking over him! Mikey now does lessons and teaches riders of all ages how to ride.
Statistics: 2000? Liver Chestnut American Saddlebred gelding, bay, 16.3 hands
Suitability: Lessons, dressage, low jumping
Competition: Evented through Novice