A Cowboy And His Off Track Thoroughbred
Although several potential adopters came out to Brandon’s farm to test ride Hum, none of them seem to the be the right fit for him. The COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of adopters coming to visit, but Brandon and Hum continued to work together. After taking him to some clinics and events, Brandon was more sure than ever that he wanted to keep the plucky bay gelding. In September, a year after Brandon first met Hum, he decided to make it official and adopt him.
So what’s it like having an OTTB as a ranch horse? “Working on Hum is a blast,” Brandon happily reports. “He's always looking for something to do. And he gives his all to it. He has a great work ethic.”
The pair have been busy lately, trailering to West Virginia to different roping clinics and competitions. Hum even brought home third place honors in one of his first team shows.
Brandon has big plans for Hum in the future. “Hum is in line to be my go-to horse. I'm planning to use him to start colts with. Work cows, load trailers, and rope. He enjoys a good trail ride too. He is hopefully going to be an all-around using horse.”
From the racetrack to the roping world, Hum has proved himself a reliable and hardworking horse, and showcases the versatility of the OTTB every day!
It takes a special horse to enter a trainer’s barn and never leave. Hum Baby is just that type of horse. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for the cowboy and his off track Thoroughbred.
Here are some more photos of the two of them together competing recently.
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