“Sullivan” is finally looking like a grey! His coat has darkened considerably since he has been on night turnout during the summer months. I’m hoping he will keep his black points. He has two pasture buddies, a large retired, carriage pulling draft and another grey. The grey is the same age as “Sully” so it is not uncommon to see the two of them flying across the pasture bucking and biting. They are a sight!
Weatherford, (“Sullivan”) is doing great! He has gained lots of weight, his ribs are no longer showing and his feet are shaping up. When I got him, I didn’t realize that his feet were covered in glue. The gal that runs the stables here didn’t notice either. However, the farrier pointed it out and after it flaked off enough for him to start pulling it off, “Sully” had a mild case of ‘white line’ disease. We are not sure why the feet were glued, but it was probably to keep shoes on him. His hooves were pretty crumbly and the farrier, thought he was going to have to get creative with the shoes. With good diet and supplements, “Sully’s” feet are looking great and there is strong hoof wall growing in to hold the nails.
“Sully” is so willing to do anything! Everyone marvels at how quiet he is. Today, when I was riding him, a mare broke away from its human, ran bucking and kicking right for us and “Sully” just stands there looking at her as if to say, “What is your problem?” He lunges beautifully and at a trot is dropping his head as if he were born doing it. He is a natural!
Faughn Crockett Sharp
Faughn is Weatherford’s second owner since retiring from the track. His success story is available at the Bits & Bytes Farm website.