"BB" has a lovely, long neck which is well-set, and he posesses three exceptional gaits (long, walk, amazing lofty trot, and balanced canter), excellent trainability and incredible temperment. He is such a gentleman that he was the only horse I felt comfortable riding after having my fourth child in Fall 2009, when he was just three years old and fresh off the track. "BB" is a 2006 model Jockey Club registered palomino stallion. He was raced trained as a 3 year old and was started in dressage and jumping training after we purchased him in 2009. At 16.2hh, BB has a remarkable presence. He moves in big, slow, fluid steps and enjoys working. Even at a young age BB was confident, soft in the bridle, and simple to pilot. He was quiet, more of a kick ride, and in addition to the under saddle training he received as a youngster in dressage, stadium jump training or cross-country schooling around the farm, he has done some "western" riding, and even worked cattle on a feedlot. He had an effortless jump on course in stadium and cross-country, regularly schooling at 2'9" with scope and presence to go much, much higher. BB's sire, Guaranteed Gold, has produced stunning in hand hunters as well as a run as a successful event horse through training level himself.
While in training, BB was extremely easy to start and work with. His laid-back demeanor and happy-go-lucky attitude are exactly what one searches for in a stallion, and he went from working to breeding seamlessly. In our herd, he is sweet and loving, while still maintaining his "stallion" presence. He has no spook, aims to please, and always wears a content expression. He also clips (even ears), ties, trailers, bathes and stands quietly for vet and farrier work. He has always been the kind of horse that anyone can ride, and he is as honest as they come.
We sold BB in August 2012, and have recently (November 2017) been blessed enough to be able to purchase him back. He is older, and fatter, but ever the sweetheart. Unfortunately, while he was not in our ownership, he sustained a serious barbed wire fencing injury, and I was told that there were extensive soft tissue injuries (he was put in a cast, and not actually expected to recover. He is pasture sound, but will definitely require maintenance as he continues to age.