Foaled Approximately 1992
Died October 3, 2013
16.2 hands Deep Red Chestnut Thoroughbred gelding
This is Beau in August of 2010, another beautiful shot by DeeAnn Bradley. You can see the pinfiring on his right foreleg – Beau was put thru the wringer on the track. Hopefully, I’ll be able someday to identify him despite a faded tattoo, and maybe some of the orgs who support only off-track Thoroughbreds will help him. Beau was one of the horses rescued from the California Horse Protection nightmare in Hemet. Animal Services seized 70 horses. They were housed temporarily (14 months) with Doug Williams in Lavendar Hills (Nuevo, CA). After holding an auction to sell as many as possible, Animal Services called in the rescues they approved of and asked us if we could take the leftovers, of which Beau was one. I let everyone else have their pick, and came when only six were left. I placed the two sounder ones with local friends, and brought Beau, Jack, Belle and Lucifer home in February of 2004.Beau did everything he could to be sure I’d bring him home, despite his badly damaged left foreleg. He was trembly legged, and Doug advised that until shortly before I saw him, Beau was spending a lot of time lying down. Although he’s skinny, with his size he’s really not as bad as some of the others – I suspect he was injured in that group pen and began to lose weight after that, when he couldn’t compete as successfully for his food. Beau is a talker – he begins urging me to hurry up with the food as soon as he sees me. The first night that I brought him his final feed of the night, he was so thrilled at getting the unexpected third meal that he stopped, hay sticking out of his mouth, stretched his neck over the side of his stall and “hugged” me, briefly but definitely, before diving back into his feed bin. According to his microchip information sheet, his name was originally “Tommy” but by the time I found that out, Beau was his name, and so it remains. He is VERY handsome.Beau is almost normal in appearance in this photo although his new summer coat is thin. He is a very tall horse, with an inquisitive nature and no fear. Recently, he stopped the tractor by standing in front of it and refusing to move while he investigated the bucket. He now lives next to Navigator who has finally been moved into his new house. I call them the “Dueling Doofuses” because they stand looking at each other, a safe distance from the fenceline, making faces and laying back their ears, but otherwise making no effort to molest each other. Navigator made a point of charging the fence line that he used to share with Prophet and lunging at him, so apparently Beau has instilled some respect in him. Just a red-headed version of Navigator – I’ll be busy this summer keeping these guys exercised. Beau has the typical thin shelly thoroughbred feet, and has had to have a pair of shoes put on to prevent sore feet and help with his conformation problems.
Beau shows off his new sponsor Fiona to Navigator!
...He's not impressed..
In December 2009, Beau believes that Kasey has treats in that pocket, and he's determined to get them! All kinds of personality in this boy... Pic by DeeAnn Bradley.
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