If you come to our house and there is a horse loose in the yard it will be this one. Xanadu Love is a 1993 dark brown or black mare that is the love of Rick’s life. Well, at least his horse love. She raced a bit, but would never go straight and so didn’t make it at the track. Her race record is here and her pedigree is here. Maybe next month we will do a post on her Mom living in the front pasture. Winsome Love.
We bought Xanny at a sale for a friend. He saw Rick riding Starr and thought he wanted an OTTB also. It was Spring of 2001. It took about six weeks to figure out that the kid was not going to feed Xan and after one awesome match race in the pasture against Starr he asked us to buy her from him. Since that day Xanny has been Rick’s horse. She has taken him up and down mountains and even team penning.
Xanny is not for sale and most people would not even ride her. She is a bit on the CRAZY side for an ex race horse. She loves Rick and takes very good care of him and him of her. She still doesn’t know what straight is, so you will see her going in circles down the trail. She will jump most anything to the delight of Rick. And she is at least a bet more directionally oriented than her rider. She can find the trailer, usually at race horse speed.
Rick moved Xanadu Love and Charming Starr to a stable in Broken Arrow on March 31, 2014. On April 9, 2014, Xanny lost a battle with colic. She will always be a cherished horse of Seirra Ranch.