When Kerri lost her horse in 2016, she was lost as to what to do. When she met Sam the Sailor, and saw him move, she knew she wanted him...
When I lost my horse in September of last year, I was lost as to what I wanted to do. I had put 7 years into not only an amazing show partner, but a trusted partner. I decided to get two training projects to keep me busy while I decided. I had been watching Sam on the Ferdinand website for quite some time, but I wasn’t ready to go look at him, he reminded me so much of my mare. After I finished with the training horses, I noticed that Sam was still on the site and it seemed odd to me that such a nice horse wouldn’t have been scooped up yet. I decided to go look at him, I was told he had some issues. This didn’t really bother me much, he seemed like a sweet willing horse that had some quirks to work through. My mom said I always tried to take in the “broken” animals as a child and that hasn’t changed, I look for the good in all animals. After I met him and saw him move, I knew I wanted him. He has so much to offer his rider and has bonded to me fairly well. He likes to talk to me in the morning and watch me as walk around the barn. I like to think he likes me, but I know he just wants more food haha. In the short time I have had Sam now known as “Diesel” for his shear size and power like a truck, we have done a variety of things. Dressage shows are not his favorite thing, he prefers trotting in the fields and playing in the woods. While he does have his challenges in the arena, he is an honest horse that always tries his hardest for me. Diesel has proven to be what I needed to keep me enjoying the sport, when I had lost the desire to even go to the barn. He was my second chance and I was his, for that reason I named Unfinished Business as his show name. Look for us out there doing who knows what, but we will be having fun.
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