Democracy’s racing career ended because he was too slow. Of his 8 total starts he never won or finished better than 3rd. Which only happened once. When he arrived to his Neigh Savers barn directly from Golden Gate Fields his barn manager asked the track representative twice his age. He did not look his age of 4 years old, but more like a skinny, 2 year old colt. His coat was dull, his feet needing a farrier, he was underweight, and he needed his teeth done. Due to his immature looks & mind he was quickly saddled with the nickname “Baby horse”.
Well this plain brown wrapper blossomed into a shiny, well muscled, exceptionally smart, jumping machine! He also had one of the most charismatic personalities we have seen, for which his barn name was given, Disco. Once Disco gained weight, he started to feel good. We gave him a job, then he really started to shine. You only had to show him something once and he picked it right up. While for most horses it takes a long time to learn flying lead changes, after a few short months Disco willingly took the cue to execute these.
A young girl looking for her first horse to grow and compete on took a fancy to our Disco boy. Laura had many years of experience under her belt in not only riding but jumping. She was involved in pony club during her time in England. It was love at first site. Disco charmed her with his in your pocket personality and smooth ride. A big decision, selecting your first horse. Laura would come back out again with her mom. Disco was dressed to impress for the second ride and showed off his flying lead changes exactly when asked, to Laura’s delight.
This match made in heaven continue to grow together. Laura’s sister also has a horse and Disco made fast friends with his new pasture buddy. We couldn’t ask for a better family for our Baby horse who grew to become a wonderful partner. We wish Disco and Laura all the best.