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! 🙂
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!
A Cure for the Monday Morning Blues: Horsing Around with Torero & Purple
After the crazy heat this week, it was nice to relax a little bit with the horses in these “cooler” 80 degree temperatures over the weekend. They were just as happy as we were for a break from the nasty 100+ degree heat. Especially Purple as the heat made him very sick this past week and he has lost a lot of weight very quickly from it; he didn’t do well with the heat at all. Thankfully it has cooled down and he is getting back to his normal self and eating like a pig again. Now they are all playing, horsing around and back to their silly goofy selves. Torero really thinks he is something special (but I think I’d have to agree with him on that one). Is he funny enough to help cure those Monday Morning blues? What do you think? 😉
Top Torero attempting to be serious.
This is the REAL Torero though…. 😉 Signature move: his tongue hanging out. He’s so silly.
He’s got a lot of personality! So fun to watch these guys.