Name: Grifter’s Mark
Barn Name: Griffin
Birth Year: 2011
Height: 15.2 hh
Color: Dark Bay
Location: Bear Creek Stables
Career Highlights: This sweet baby only had 6 starts and did not do well in any of his races. His best placing was fifth. He was obviously meant for another career.
Total Earnings: $1,800.
Last Race: 3/29/2014
Sire: Game Plan
Dam: Exploit Choice (Exploit)
Other Pedigree Notables: Danzig, Northern Dancer, Alydar, Storm Cat, Terlingua
Description: Griffin was found at auction in southern California and transferred to our program at Bear Creek Stables. At first he was he was very withdrawn and did not wish to be handled. By the time he was adopted, he was loving life and attached to his people and had been turned into a very solid trail horse. He also received three months of professional dressage and event training with Sigourney Jellins of SLJ Eventing & Dressage in Half Moon Bay, CA just prior to his adoption.
Update May 2017: Griffin is now back in training after more than a year off just languishing at the boarding facility until his adopter recently returned him. His form needs improvement and he’s still a very green horse but is showing the promise we all saw in him. He was frustrated at being ignored and lashed out at people and his personality soured according to reports we received from the barn. However, back home at his familiar haunts at Bear Creek Stables Griffin is once again thriving both mentally and physically. His sponsor and volunteer Alisha works with him nearly every day now. Stay tuned for more updates!
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