Registered Name: Bowdrie
Birthday: April 7, 2008
Colour: Black (technically Bay)
Use: 2017 horse for the Thoroughbred Makeover for Lindsey
Best Friends: Little and Blizz
What’s Interesting: He raced 54 times and only managed to earn $67,645 with 6 first places. Compare that to Blizz for example and she raced 17 times and earned $77,960. Just 2 months after being picked up from the race track, Bowdrie was able to lay down at the beach in Florida with Lindsey at liberty (his first time going to the beach).
What he likes: Liberty.
Talents: Liberty play and bridleless.
What Lindsey Says: “Bowdrie is a fun horse that is so kind. I am really enjoying training him and excited to see where his future goes. He has such a loving heart.”
Bowdrie was purchased through an auction in West Virginia to benefit a racehorse adoption program. Lindsey saw his photo in the online catalog and bid over the phone through a Facebook friend. She placed the minimum reserve bid and because no one wanted him she won him (reserve was $1000). Bowdrie was always lip chained in photographs as well in the auction, paired with being an older race horse at 8yrs old and not particularly tall he was considered undesirable. Lindsey saw something special in him though.
He was picked up from the Mountaineer Racetrack in West Virginia and just 2 months later in January he was at liberty with Lindsey on the beach in Florida. He also did a liberty demo in Tryon, NC during a Harmony Horsemanship clinic day. His first solo liberty demo in a massive arena yet he stuck right with Lindsey.
Bowdrie did amazing at the TB Makeover finishing 2nd in trail and in freestyle. He did lots of demos and shows to help him get there. In 2018 he participated in the PHH lesson program and helped out with summer camp.
At the end of the year in 2018 Lindsey made the tough decision to sell Bowdrie because although he was helpful in the lesson program, we could just tell he would prefer to bond with one special human. Congratulations Jessica for purchasing Bowdrie – we are excited for you to have a great future together.
- 2017: On the beach in Florida https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bicB3J3L4Mo
- 2017: First training session after the race track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdPwiYoPLF8
- 2017: Back at the race track for a freestyle demo
- 2017: Bowdrie on Breakfast Televison
- 2017: Playing at liberty in the city
- 2017: TB Makeover freestyle performance
- 2017: Confidence building
- 2017: Thoroughbred Makeover Journey
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