To see Lucky under saddle he looks like a Warmblood, but when he first went to work he looked more like a timid youngster just learning about the world and not the gelding who raced 17 times. He would also tiptoe past everything hoping to go unnoticed. It has been good to see him gain his confidence back both on the ground and under saddle to the point where he is starting to relax while working. A quiet rider can bolster his confidence to take on the world, but he has to be sure you mean it and then he will try very hard to please. Until Lucky gains more confidence, he will be suitable for an intermediate level rider working weekly with a trainer. He is still a love bug and it is hard not to fawn all over him because he is so cute and a bit shy, though less so these days.
Lucky is not one to live on a farm by himself because he needs the friendship of another gelding. He has learned to play halter tag from his turn out buddy, so his new buddy will have to like to play as well. Lucky will call and call to a mare if he is turned out with one, so no mares as his turn out buddy. No vices.
Lucky is by 2 time champion Lookin At Lucky, ’10 Preakness winner and earner of 3.3 million in 13 starts, 9-1-1. Lookin At Lucky is by Smart Strike who sired Curlin, English Channel and My Miss Aurelia to name a few. Smart Strike is by Mr. Prospector and out of Canadian Hall of Fame Champion Classy ‘n Smart. Wil’s dam is by Danzig who is by Hall of Fame Northern Dancer.