I've Been Spotted aka Freckles the came from a ranch down in Eugene in March of 2016. I was told he was a schooling horse, but he needed a single owner. He had not been in consistent work for months, but had a background of both western and english disciplines. Needless to say I was shocked when first seeing him, unlike his pictures, a skinny, under muscled, and unkempt horse. His eyes showed very little light and personality. He had almost no mane and tail, he looked more like a feed lot horse than a former schooling horse. Though after one short ride I knew he had potential. His former name was Gambler, but when riding him I decided it didn't fit him, after a few days at Cantera I went with Freckles after a couple of baths revealed a body full of adorable freckles and spots.
He got all the food and work he could ever want. Both my trainers and I soon learned he loved to work and especially jumping. He had a long way to go, he was still very stiff and needed more muscle, but time and patience was worth it. After about 6 months he stopped eating like it was the last time he was gonna see food and we finally saw his full personality. When bringing him home he was very quiet and when riding he was difficult only because he needed to be brought back to work. Now he's a very sweet, sassy and protective horse who is always down for an adventure, as long as there is food involved he doesn't care. He went to his very first busy hunter/jumper show in July of 2016, he was as excited and nervous as I was, after a few more shows he started to enjoy the extra attention and showing off in the ring. Thanks to Freckles, I can now compete in jumpers or hunters with more confidence. than I ever had before.
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