Talent has led a hard and easy life. He is from great thoroughbred racing stock. His sire is Indy Talent, but I don’t have his papers or know his dam’s name, so I don’t know his real name. He was born in 2003. We got him in June 2006 at the Tulsa Stockyards sale. Of course being sold as a great starter horse and future hunter jumper.
With such a great racing father, we had our neighbor (who owns Indy Talent) call the past owner and breeder to see why they sold him at the sale. Turns out Talent had a stifle issue from birth and had surgery on it twice to try to correct it. Since he was lame, they took him to the sale to recoup some costs.
I asked our neighbor why they didn’t just put him down since he had the potential of hurting someone when his knee finally gave way. My ex-husband heard “put him down” and got one of our boarders to buy him from us so I would not “put him down.” I had no intentions of doing this. I know to race folks this is a business and having a foal that had a defect would be something that one wouldn’t want folks to know.
Anyhow, our boarder has his papers, And somewhere and some time along the way we got all of her horses back, so Talent is a permanent resident at Sierra Ranch, LLC. He has a limp on his back leg that has white on it. It’s more prominent above a walk, but I can pick him out of a crowd at a walk.
Talent has been ridden by the second step kid. It’s just we will not know when that knee will go out, and he will have to be put down. He has lived here many years, and kinda likes the easy life. He is my 1200 pound dog. He will probably stay here until he dies. He could only be used as a therapy animal and not ridden.
Talent was laid to rest on June 6, 2016. His limp was getting much worse and you could hear grinding in his joint, I didn’t want him to break a leg in the mud and muck in the pasture. He is buried in the front pasture with several of his old buddies.
Come ride a Champion at Sierra Ranch, LLC!Deb Stowers Sierra Ranch, LLC 918-607-6094 http://sierraranchok.com/