“Junior” was in race training, but about the time he was ready to go to the track, his owner became ill, retiring the gelding to their farm without him ever actually making it to the track. Junior lead a life of leisure on the farm for the past seven or eight years until his owner’s health started to decline, and he and his buddy Last Drop’a Cognac were sent to New Vocations.
Surprisingly, Junior did remarkably well when put under saddle, but he will stick to you like glue, being very codependent on his person. He does not like to be alone, but still will be respectful while watching the other horses in the pasture play as he works. The video was his first ride outside as the arena was finally not frozen or under water!
He will be limited to light flat work and would probably enjoy trail riding if other, more-confident horses are with him. He could also be a babysitter in a herd of other geldings and he has been turned out with a mare, but I don’t suggest it because he may become too attached. Junior loves people and attention, and needs daily turn out to be happy (and treats!).
Mr. Macchiato is by Bucho and out of G U Devil. Bucho is by GSW Glitterman, who tied the world sprint record, 25 starts, 9-8-1 ND $473,000. Bucho’s dam is by MGSW Relaunch, who with 18 starts, 5-5-4, had $278,000 in earnings. G U Devil is by MGSW Devil His Due, earner of $3.9 million in 41 starts and he is by the champion Devils’s Bag. G U Devil ‘s dam is by GSW Fred Astaire and out of MSW G U Dreamer.