There’s a gorgeous new horse at the barn. We don’t know much about him, but he sure is a sweet, kind-hearted guy. From what we can gather, he’s about 8-9 years old and a Quarter Horse (NOT a Thoroughbred!), but that’s about it. We have no clue what his registered name is or what his racing history is as we cannot figure out what his tattoo that all racing horses have, is. Hours have been spent trying to figure it out to no avail. He has been named Parker. You will also notice that he is a GREY horse and not a BAY (brown with a black mane and tail), like most of the horses that get taken in are. 😉 This boy isn’t up for adoption yet, so he will be here for a little while longer. For some that are up for adoption, check out Equine Racers, which is the 501C3 Registered Non Profit Horse Rescue Organization I help out at with my friend Sarah who runs it, and that most of these horses I post about are from. I hope you enjoy this mysterious beast as much as I have so far! 🙂
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share with you about a special little horse named Good-Luck Redd, and lucky he is indeed! Good Luck Redd, aka Redd, was foaled on April 14th, 2009 by Redattore (BRZ) x Good Lady Luck. He is a Thoroughbred gelding, standing at 16.1 hands, that was retired in 2012 with 8 starts, 1 second, and an earnings of $1,154. He was rescued not that long ago from a private party underweight with dermatitis. Poor guy! Lucky for him, he fell into the hands of the right people that would be able to take care of him and nurse him back to health.
Redd was found at a local boarding stable via a friend’s vet, being several hundred pounds underweight and had a severe case of derminitis under his belly.
Redd’s First Days.
After a couple months, Redd was surrendered and started his rehab.
Sarah Parlier, friend and owner ofEquine Racers which is a 501c3 non profit as of February 2014, pictured riding Chup when he was still a racehorse at Los Alamitos Racetrack.
I wanted to start showcasing some of the horses at the barn, and share a little bit about them. From their careers on the track, to what exactly brought them to Equine Racers, and where life takes them after their stay with us at the barn with Equine Racers. I thought I’d start off with this handsome boy, Superchupacabra. Try saying that one fast! It kind of reminds me of Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins, but not quite as long.
Superchupacabra, otherwise known as,Chup is a 2009 Thoroughbred gelding. He was unplaced in 7 starts with earnings of $2,480. Chup retired sound and was purchased directly from the racing owner. Chup’s easy going attitude at such a young age made him easily placed with a sweet girl as a trail horse in Ventura.
Recently as of Dec 2014, Chup was returned to Equine Racers due to a lack of time from the owner and he is now being trained as a Hunter Jumper. Chup’s easy way of going makes him one of the most versatile horses we’ve had the pleasure to work with. Take a look at him in action! Enjoy this special beast!