Saturday, May 31, 2014

The BIg Red One

What a whirlwind this has been. I'm still in awe of how everything worked out so quickly and wonderfully and I can't believe I went from such a shitty outlook to such a positive one.

Gotta love rockstar parental units who take in their loser college grad spawn -__-

As most of you know I have been obessively counting down to the day I could go get Bacardi and it finally arrived on Thursday morning! I had to take my brother back to Cincinnati and then turned right around and drove all the way to Akron. A little over 4 hours..

My body had not yet recovered from the previous 10 hour drive so my day was powered by RedBull.

I was finally going to meet my boy in person! SO EXCITED.

When I arrived his old owner introduced me and we took some awkward pics together ( I am the LEAST photogenic person alive) before I  hopped on and rode him.


For a baby, he sure is a gem.

B was a little hyped up about all the commotion but still gave me some relaxing work at the trot and canter.


All smiles

I was very impressed with what he previous owner has accomplished with him and was so excited to have the chance to work with this dime. I just kept saying over and over I love him I love him. Hahaha, NERD.

He's very inconsistent in the contact but is always forward and his natural gaits are on point. Can't beat that!!

Then we posed some more awkwardly

And then I wrapped him, and posed some more

By the way this beast needs SOME WORK on trailering. HOOBOY.

Lol those humans. I'm not gettin on that thing.

He settled right in with Yankee and they are now lovers. And I am the happiest girl on the PLANET.

The second he got home I chopped a solid 5 inches of straggles off that tail and now its WONDERFUL AND THICK. You know me and tails. It will be long and beautiful. IT WILL. He also needs some major groceries.


The next day I took him out and lunged him because you just have to play with new toys and he seemed very relaxed and settled already.

I was blown away again by this big boy. L did such a great job starting him. Red man will go places in the dressage ring. That REACH DOH.


And then today my friend Chris came over to hack with me and the greatest picture to ever be taken ever was caputured...

My boys! I could die I'm so happy!


  1. Love! Best of luck with your new boy :)

  2. Yay!! Congrats!! He is so handsome and a great mover! I can't wait learn more about him and see lots and lots more pictures. :D I love all of these pictures. I don't know why you think they are awkward or not photogenic. They are happy and pretty and you have a perfect smile hehe. You're a million times more photogenic than I am.

    P.S. Please, please, please get some conformation shots of B so you can do a comparison in a year or whatever. I love seeing how much they change! I have a feeling his transformation is going to be amazing! :D Enjoy your new boy!

  3. That really is the greatest picture ever - love it! Congrats on the new boy - he's gorgeous!

  4. Ottb nerd over here needs breeding, race history and race name. He reminds me of steady. I agree the transformation will be huge when you can get a couple hundred pounds on him. Fancy boy! You will all the fun with him! I am nosey and curious why previous owner sold him and what he cost. So happy for you and excited to see him progress.

  5. Now that is one good lookin' family!

  6. I've been following your blog and just wanted to say that Bicardi looks like a dream! You're one lucky girl to have 2 badass OTTBs now to play with!

  7. He's lovely! Can't wait to see where you take him. A red OTTB is definitely next on my list to own, so I'm jealous!

  8. Aww he is adorable! So happy for you... :)