Luxxx is a 2011 Holsteiner gelding by Lotus T and out of Sophia. Both dam and sire are imported Holsteiners.
Hobbs. He is my 25 year old retired jumper. He is I think about 16.1 solid bay TB with lots of grey brought on by age. I bought him from my trainer when he was 12 and she bought him for her daughter when he was 7. He was just awesome in the High Adult Jumpers. He either won or lost trying to win. If he was clean not many could be faster. When I first bought him I fell off a lot because he turned so fast I couldn't keep up. You could never jump the same course twice because he remembered it and would go so fast and turn so tight it was just out of control. And he always celebrated after he complete a course with a victory gallop and a few leaps. This was not negotiable and I have no clue how he knew when a course was completed. He was such a competitor it has always baffled me why he never raced. He loved his job. When the buzzer sounded for the jump off you'd better hold on because he was off to win. He slept in his stall before his classes and when it was time to go he was ready. And sweet as can be. You can lead him by his forelock wherever you want. When he was 17 we had just completed several weeks of showing at Winter Series where he either won or came in 2nd when he got hurt in turn out. He played hard and he pulled something behind. We thought it was a suspensory but after treating that he still was lame. We continued to try and diagnose but never could figure it out and he was "broken bone lame" as one vet said. Eventually I gave up and retired him and he eventually became sound behind but he had nothing left to prove. He has earned it. It makes me tear up just talking about how great he was/is.
|Hobbs, last show together 2006|
Lastly and the least tallest is Cotton. He is my 4 year old miniature. He is a silver dapple that stands at about 30 inches. I bought him when he was 9 months old to babysit when I was away at shows. At the time I only had Tank and Hobbs and when I was away at shows with Tank, Hobbs would pace and scream. Now he just hangs out and pretty much does nothing.